FIFA World Cup 2018: Russians will not take part in tournament's drug testing, says football governing body
Russians will not be involved in drug testing procedures at the World Cup as FIFA looks to reassure teams that samples cannot be tampered with, the governing body’s medical committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe has said.
The International Olympic Committee is expected to decide whether Russia can compete in Pyeongchang at an executive board meeting next month in Lausanne.
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: Russia's denial of doping past could prevent their participation, says WADA
If Russia remains non-compliant with the WADA Anti-Doping Code it would be another obstacle standing in the way of the country being cleared to compete at next year’s Winter Olympics.
The visit was one of three key points of a so-called "road map" needed for Russia to be reinstated by WADA.
WADA asks Russia to 'publically accept' McLaren report as agency plans audit to gauge anti-doping progress
There are still questions over Russia's participation at the next Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in February, 2018.
The group also voiced support for the WADA requirement that Russia take public responsibility for the doping charges outlined in the McLaren Report, or provide "credible proof to refute it".
Fifa president Gianni Infantino has ruled out taking the 2018 World Cup from Russia in the wake of the latest findings of the McLaren report.
IAAF must reinstate Russia as soon as possible to prevent the country's athletes from stagnating, RUSADA chair Yelena Isinbayeva has said.
Yelena Isinbayeva's appointment to the RUSADA board, made a mere two days before Part 2 of the McLaren report arrived, was all you needed to conclude that either Russia does not fully grasp the depths of depravity that Richard McLaren painstakingly detailed in his 144-page report or, maybe worse, that it just doesn't care.
USA and Germany led calls for Russia to be exiled after the McLaren report said doping in sport in the country represented an "institutional conspiracy".
The second part of Richard McLaren's report on accusations of widespread state-backed doping in Russia is expected to be released in December, the World Anti-Doping Agency said
These are the five key accusations leveled by former Russian anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov on the doping scandal in Russia.
The Olympic movement faces division in a critical week ahead of the Rio Games with a report set to be released on whether Russia manipulated doping samples.
USA and Canada are campaigning to have Russia banned from the Rio Olympics, according to a European sports chief who said he was shocked by the move.