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Category: Russia doping scandal

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Russia’s Paralympic doping ban lifted after IPC praises ‘significant reforms’

• Governing body says 69 of 70 reinstatement criteria met• Russia has still not officially responded to McLaren reportRussia will rejoin the Paralympics community next month after the International Paralympic Committee decide to lift a suspension impos…

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Russia avoid further Wada sanctions despite missing data deadline

• Russia missed deadline by more than a fortnight• ‘We will not be deterred from this mission’ says ReedieRussia has avoided further sanctions from the World Anti-Doping Agency despite missing a 31 December deadline to provide doping data from its Mosc…

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The anti-Wada ‘lynch mob’ is not one Vernon Kay and co would recognise | Marina Hyde

Dick Pound’s defence of his latest successor as Wada president, Craig Reedie, just doesn’t stand upEncouraging news for the embattled Wada president, Sir Craig Reedie, as the founder Wada president, Dick Pound, rides eye-catchingly to his defence. By w…

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Wada athletes body adds to pressure for new ban on Russia

• Athletes tell Wada failure to act will fail clean athletes • Wada’s compliance review committee to meet this monthThe World Anti-Doping Agency has been warned by its own athlete committee that if it does not ban Russia again it will have failed clean…

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Inconceivable! Russia yet again leave Sir Craig Reedie looking the fool | Marina Hyde

Wada’s president must believe in magic if he is genuinely surprised by Russia’s failure to meet a deadline on allowing access to its Moscow labsIf you insist on starting each new year with a sense of childlike wonderment, you will be stunned by news th…

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Wada accused of being ‘played’ after Russians miss doping data deadline

• Deadline was main measure in ending Russia’s sporting ban• Wada president Sir Craig Reedie is ‘bitterly disappointedThe World Anti-Doping Agency has been accused of being “played by the Russians” and a “total joke” after it confirmed it had not retri…

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Wada under pressure to ban Russia again due to IT equipment row

• Impasse needs to be settled before the turn of the year• Russia would be barred from hosting international eventsThe World Anti-Doping Agency faces intense pressure to suspend Russia again after its experts were forced to curtail a mission to retriev…

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‘This debt must be settled’: IAAF extends Russia’s doping ban

• Athletics governing body demands access to drug-test samples• Unclear whether Russian athletes will compete at world championshipsThe IAAF extended its ban on Russia’s participation in international competitions on Tuesday, with no clarity on whether…

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‘Cowardly’ Wada betraying clean athletes over doping, says Robertson

• Accusation made by former chief investigator Jack Robertson• ‘Russia has never admitted guilt, lied and destroyed evidence’The World Anti-Doping Agency has been accused of having a “cowardly” attitude towards Russia and “betraying” clean athletes by …

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‘Cowardly’ Wada betraying clean athletes over doping, says Robertson

• Accusation made by former chief investigator Jack Robertson• ‘Russia has never admitted guilt, lied and destroyed evidence’The World Anti-Doping Agency has been accused of having a “cowardly” attitude towards Russia and “betraying” clean athletes by …

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Let us simplify this for Sir Craig Reedie: Wada is not doing its job | Marina Hyde

Not surprisingly reinstating Russia to international competition has not gone down particularly well, and the Wada president’s insistence he had no alternative is a laughable responseI am affronted on behalf of the World Anti-Doping Agency president Cr…

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Let us simplify this for Sir Craig Reedie: Wada is not doing its job | Marina Hyde

Not surprisingly reinstating Russia to international competition has not gone down particularly well, and the Wada president’s insistence he had no alternative is a laughable responseI am affronted on behalf of the World Anti-Doping Agency president Cr…

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‘Triumph for money over clean sport’: Ex-Wada head slams Russia decision

• David Howman accuses Wada of bowing to pressure• Russia now only must admit ‘certain individuals’ were to blameThe World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency is a triumph for money over clean sport, according to t…

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‘Triumph for money over clean sport’: Ex-Wada head slams Russia decision

• David Howman accuses Wada of bowing to pressure• Russia now only must admit ‘certain individuals’ were to blameThe World Anti-Doping Agency’s decision to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency is a triumph for money over clean sport, according to t…

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Wada lifts Russia’s three-year doping suspension and faces its biggest crisis

• Russian Anti-Doping Agency controversially reinstated• Move heavily criticised by athletes and anti-doping groupsThe World Anti-Doping Agency is facing the gravest crisis in its 19-year history after it was widely condemned by other members of the an…

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All forgiven?: Wada lifts ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency – video explainer

The majority of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive committee has voted in favour of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) being reinstated. Rusada had been suspended since 2015 over alleged state-backed drug abuse in sport.Sportsblog: Wada appe…

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Wada appears to have complied with Russia – wasn’t it meant to be the other way round? | Marina Hyde

The World Anti-Doping Agency is set to ignore the clamour from outraged athletes and national doping federations and relax its ban on RussiaHas a performance ever felt less enhanced than that of World Anti-Doping Agency? The body notionally responsible…

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Anti-doping rift deepens as agencies turn on Wada over Russia ‘compromise’

• UK and US agencies among those furious with Wada decision• It sends ‘a message to the world that doping is tolerated’The civil war in global anti-doping has intensified further after the World Anti-Doping Agency was accused by 13 major anti-doping ag…

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Wada recommends reinstatement of Russian Anti-Doping Agency

• Decision likely to upset many athletes• Wada statement marks U-turn from previous recommendationRussia is set for a dramatic return to the international fold after the World Anti-Doping Agency recommended that an organisation that helped over 1,000 o…

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‘Catastrophe for clean sport’: British athletes oppose Russia’s return

• Letter sent to Wada signed by top Olympic and Paralympic stars• Russia’s potential reinstatement to be discussed next weekBritish athletes have sent an unprecedented letter to the World Anti-Doping Agency warning that it will be a “catastrophe for cl…