Category Archives: WADA

WADA Vows ‘Utmost Vigor’ In Defense Against Russia Doping Appeal

WADA chief Craig Reedie defended his agency’s actions to penalize Russia in international sporting events.

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Russia confirms it will appeal 4-year Olympic ban

MOSCOW — Russia has confirmed that it will appeal against its four-year Olympic ban for manipulating doping data. The Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA, sent a formal letter Friday disagreeing with the sanctions imposed earlier this month by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The case is now heading to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Next year’s Olympics in Tokyo

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NATO states call shots at WADA & use doping claims to contain Russia – Lavrov

The persecution of Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is politically motivated as the body remains in the hands of NATO member states who won’t shy away from any means to harm Moscow, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov has said. The decisions at WADA are made by just over a dozen people, Lavrov pointed out, specifying that they represent “11

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Putin Says WADA 4-Year Doping Ban Not Justified

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) four-year ban for Russia from international sporting competition over doping was not justified. He said bans should be handed out on an individual, not collective, basis. Speaking at an annual press conference, Putin said the decision was political and not fair. “If the vast majority of our athletes are clean,

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Russia Banned From Olympics for Four Years Over Doping Scandal

Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports for four years on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish it for manipulating laboratory data, a WADA spokesman said. WADA’s executive committee took the decision after it concluded that Moscow had tampered with laboratory data by planting fake evidence and deleting files linked

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Russia doping: Athletes wait in fear of fresh world ban

Russia has become the master of denial in recent years. From military incursions to hacking to assassinations, the Kremlin has sworn blind it’s not involved. But now the country’s athletes are waiting nervously, facing sweeping sanctions for another doping-linked scandal, and senior officials are keeping their silence. There is one, striking exception. Yuri Ganus has been warning for months that

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