WADA controversially reinstates Russia, brings three-year suspension due to state-sponsored doping to an end

WADA's move came despite a wave of fierce criticism from anti-doping figures — some within WADA itself — and from athletes around the world opposed to Russia being reinstated without taking full responsibility for what has been labeled systematic doping.

The Associated Press September 20, 2018 19:45:21 IST
WADA controversially reinstates Russia, brings three-year suspension due to state-sponsored doping to an end

Victoria (Seychelles): The World Anti-Doping Agency has reinstated Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponsored doping.

WADA says its 12-member executive committee voted to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency "subject to strict conditions."

WADA controversially reinstates Russia brings threeyear suspension due to statesponsored doping to an end

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WADA's move came despite a wave of fierce criticism from anti-doping figures — some within WADA itself — and from athletes around the world opposed to Russia being reinstated without taking full responsibility for what has been labeled systematic doping.

Russia still hasn't admitted state involvement or given access to evidence at its discredited Moscow laboratory — two key conditions for reinstatement set by WADA, but eased in recent months.

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency was suspended in November 2015 after it was revealed there was a government-backed scheme of doping and cover-ups that helped Russian athletes win Olympic medals.

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