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.
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.
A Russian medallist Alexander Krushelnitsky at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is suspected of having tested positive for a banned substance, a source at the Games said on Sunday
FIFA said a total of 379 tests and 854 player samples were collected in what it called the largest anti-doping programme in Confed Cup history.
Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said that most of his country's paralympians are absolutely "clean".
Craig Reedie, the head of the WADA, indicated he would be prepared to back "precedent-setting action" against Russia ahead of the Rio Olympics 2016.