Russia faces four-year Olympic ban for flouting anti-doping rules; country's officials call it unfair and malicious
Russia could be hit with a four-year Olympic ban on Monday for flouting anti-doping rules, a punishment local officials have said would be unfair and part of a malicious Western attempt to destroy sport in the country.
Russia's sports minister Pavel Kolobkov insists data handed to World Anti-Doping Agency was not doctored
Russia's sports minister insisted on Thursday that data handed to the World Anti-Doping Agency was not doctored, while WADA has asked Moscow to explain inconsistencies.
Russia's anti-doping tzar Yuri Ganus on Wednesday blasted the "irresponsible and destructive actions" of Moscow authorities he accuses of doctoring key data handed over to the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Russia is drawing up legislation that would bar people serving doping suspensions from working as sports officials or in sports schools, Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Wednesday, as the country boosts efforts to put its doping scandals behind it.
Russia's anti-doping agency chief Yuri Ganus claims Moscow lab data has been intentionally manipulated
Russia's anti-doping agency chief Yuri Ganus believes data handed from the Moscow laboratory to the World Anti-Doping Agency has been intentionally manipulated, he told German magazine Der Spiegel on Wednesday, and expects tough punishment.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: WADA gives Russia three weeks ultimatum to explain inconsistencies in data from Moscow
WADA has previously warned that it would take the 'most stringent sanctions' if any of the data was found to have been tampered with
The International Olympic Committee is expected to decide whether Russia can compete in Pyeongchang at an executive board meeting next month in Lausanne.
Russia still has "significant work" before its scandal-tainted anti-doping operation regains global recognition, WADA chief Craig Reedie warned Monday.