Australia joins USA in condemning WADA's controversial decision to lift ban on Russian anti-doping agency
The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) move on Thursday paves the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports.
USADA chief Travis Tygart denounces WADA's decision to lift ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, calls it "bewildering and inexplicable"
The USADA has denounced WADA's decision to revoke the ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, stating that the decision goes against WADA's self-professed principles.
Jubilant Russia claims WADA reinstating RUSADA is a result of 'enormous work' by them to improve testing
"Over the past years Russia has done enormous work to create transparent and understandable measures to prevent doping," Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said.
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.
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.
Russian officials had previously concluded that their doping system failed, but refused to acknowledge claims of institutional involvement.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Russian national football team's doctor says country's leagues are 'cleanest in world'
Doping allegations have dogged Russia as it prepares to host the World Cup for the first time in mid-June.
McLaren's bombshell report released in 2015 alleged state-sponsored doping in Russia, with the country's track and field team banned from the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Russia still has "significant work" before its scandal-tainted anti-doping operation regains global recognition, WADA chief Craig Reedie warned Monday.