USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said the sanctions would be undermined since athletes would still be able to compete in uniforms in Russian colours with the word "Russia" on them.
The ban, as it stands, means Russia would miss the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics 2020 next year as well as football's 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.
'I want to live': Forced into hiding, Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov still lives in fear
Exposing Russia’s state-sponsorship doping scheme forced Grigory Rodchenkov into hiding in the United States five years ago.
Three Russian biathletes appeal to CAS against being stripped of medals in Sochi Olympics doping cases
The biathletes are challenging International Olympic Committee disciplinary rulings in 2017 to disqualify them from the Sochi Winter Games after being implicated in a state-backed doping program.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: WADA calls for public adjudication as Court of Arbitration for Sport prepares to hear Russia's doping ban case
The CAS panel of three judges will have power to enforce WADA-recommended sanctions including a ban on Russia’s team name, flag and anthem at Olympic Games and world championships
Russia blames doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov for altering laboratory data meant for handover to WADA
Russia is blaming the World Anti-Doping Agency's star witness for modifying key laboratory data. His lawyer says that's nonsense.
Russia doping scandal: WADA's refusal to issue blanket ban on Russian athletes makes 'fairness' a thing of the past
What's clear to anyone who has followed even a second of the Russia doping saga, now in its fifth year and showing no signs of ending, is that “fair” went out the window a while ago.
Russian doping blurs innocence and guilt, with Olympics caught in the middle
Inside Russia's failed doping cover-up and its efforts to discredit whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov
In the years since a whistleblower implicated Russia in one of the most sophisticated doping schemes in sports history, the country has made repeated efforts to discredit him
Tokyo Olympics 2020: WADA recommends four-year ban for Russian athletes; to compete under neutral status
The WADA compliance review committee proposed a four-year ban on Russia hosting major events but stopped short of asking for the blanket ban on Russian athletes that is among the possible sanctions for the most egregious violations.
Former Olympic high-jump champion Ivan Ukhov one of five athletes to file appeals against WADA issued bans
Russian track federation spokeswoman Natalia Yukhareva said that Ukhov and world champion high jumper Svetlana Shkolina filed appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, along with Lyukman Adams, Yekaterina Galitskaya and Yulia Kondakova
Russian doping scandal whistleblower's attorney says WADA will lose integrity if RUSADA is not banned
WADA gave the Russians a conditional release from the ban in September but one of the requirements was full access to data at the Moscow lab but that did not happen.
Swimmer Michael Phelps slams WADA for lifting ban from Russia's anti-drugs body, calls for leadership change to counter doping
Olympic legend Michael Phelps called for new leadership in the fight against drugs in sport on Friday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) controversially reinstated Russia's tainted anti-drugs body.
Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov warns WADA of 'catastrophe for clean sport' if Russia ban is eased off
WADA revealed last week that its compliance committee had recommended lifting its three-year suspension after receiving assurances from Russia's Ministry of Sport.
In a statement issued Sunday night, WADA said it "acknowledges" the IOC's latest move but pointed out that Russia is still not adhering to the World Anti-Doping Code.
Winter Olympics 2018: Russia's 2014 Sochi Games success was 'an absolute disgrace', says Australia's chef de mission
The doping plot which allowed Russia to cheat its way to Olympic gold in 2014 was "an absolute disgrace", Australia's chef de mission said Sunday, warning that "we should not forget".
Whistleblowers in sport should not go public with their information because they would be compromising their potential protection, the WADA said on Thursday.
Winter Olympics 2018: Russia's Olympic Athletes Commission disappointed over IOC's decision to snub 15 Russian athletes
Russia's Olympic Athletes Commission on Tuesday expressed "huge disappointment" over the International Olympic Committee decision not to invite to Pyeongchang 15 Russian athletes and staff whose life bans for doping were lifted
Grigory Rodchenkov is the former director of Moscow's anti-doping lab that oversaw drug testing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Russian doping whistleblower reveals country plotted his suicide to stop him from telling the truth to world
"Russia is emboldened when no one holds it to account and we have all seen the consequences," Rodchenkov said.