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Category: Russia doping scandal

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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…

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Russia drug-tested more than England and world has nothing to fear, says doctor

• Russia team have run furthest over two World Cup games• Team doctor sure England ‘have not given samples as often’Russia’s team doctor has disregarded calls for his players to be tested for doping, saying the squad have likely given more samples in t…

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Russia may violate dope laws at World Cup, says USADA’s Travis Tygart

• Anti-doping chief says Russia should not be hosts• Country still considered non-compliant by Wada after scandalTravis Tygart, the influential US Anti-Doping Agency chief executive, has warned that it would be “naive” not to think that hosts Russia co…

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Russia ignored four requests to inspect anti-doping lab, says Wada

• Wada president: Russia must acknowledge state-sponsored doping• Craig Reedie warns Russian results will be doubted without actionThe World Anti-Doping Agency president, Craig Reedie, has warned Russia that it will not be allowed back in “from the col…

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Sebastian Coe tells Russia: IAAF will still play hardball despite IOC decision

• IAAF president says body’s tough stance on Russia will not soften• Russia has been banned from track and field since November 2015Sebastian Coe has promised that athletics will continue to play hardball with Russia despite the International Olympic C…

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Sebastian Coe tells Russia: IAAF will still play hardball despite IOC decision

• IAAF president says body’s tough stance on Russia will not soften• Russia has been banned from track and field since November 2015Sebastian Coe has promised that athletics will continue to play hardball with Russia despite the International Olympic C…

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Russia says IOC has reinstated its membership after doping allegations

Alexander Zhukov claims on state TV Russia’s rights are restoredRussians competed as neutral athletes at Winter OlympicsThe head of Russia’s Olympic Committee has claimed that the International Olympic Committee has reinstated his organisation’s member…

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Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018: ‘the Games of new horizons’? | Sean Ingle

Russian scandal couldn’t overshadow spectacular sport and thawing relations between North and South KoreaMoments before the XXIII Winter Games ended amid a furious barrage of K-pop and firecrackers, the president of the International Olympic Committee,…