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Team GB cyclist launches athlete’s movement after frustration with Wada

• Callum Skinner proposes global movement for change• ‘Crazy’ that athletes don’t have a voice, says Olympic championThe British Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Callum Skinner has urged his fellow athletes to sign up for a new global body that he sa…

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Marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has doping ban doubled to eight years

• Kenyan athlete ‘lied and fabricated records’• Sumgong won Olympic marathon at Rio 2016The 2016 Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has had her doping ban increased to eight years after her claims that she was injected with EPO by an “imposter” a…

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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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Wada retrieves doping data from Moscow but doubts linger over veracity

• Craig Reedie hails major breakthrough for clean sport• Data has to be checked and authenticatedThe World Anti-Doping Agency says its expert team has finally managed to retrieve all the doping data from the Moscow laboratory – but admits that it canno…

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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 experts set to return to Russia to investigate doping data after IT row

• Team was forced to leave Russia last month• Rusada could still be punished, says Sir Craig ReedieWorld Anti-Doping Agency experts hope to finally get their hands on secret Russian doping data after a row over specialist IT equipment was resolved.Wada…

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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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Real Madrid deny Sergio Ramos failed to comply with anti-doping regulations

• Der Spiegel report makes allegations against Madrid player• Club denies claims and says report is ‘lacking in substance’Real Madrid have denied that Sergio Ramos failed to comply with anti-doping regulations following reports that accuse him of twice…

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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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Wada’s Sir Craig Reedie rejects calls to quit and denies backroom Russia deal

• President says he will serve full term despite pressure• Reedie admits even his wife has urged him to stand downThe World Anti-Doping Agency president, Sir Craig Reedie, has vehemently denied making a backroom deal with Russia and insisted he will no…

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Wada condemned over Russian stance at emergency anti-doping summit

• US warns ‘nothing is off the table’ if Wada does not reform• Wada criticised meeting of athletes and ministers as one-sidedThe World Anti-Doping Agency was accused on Wednesday night of failing clean athletes, being soft on Russian doping and “bullyi…

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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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Wada is unfit for purpose, claim athletes and 17 national anti-doping agencies

• Athletes call for widespread reform of Wada• UK and US agencies stand ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ with athletesAthletes have told the World Anti-Doping Agency that public confidence in the organisation is at an all-time low in a move supported by 17 natio…

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Sir Craig Reedie defends Wada’s decision to reinstate Rusada

• Wada president says deal will benefit clean sport• Compromise will allow access to 2,800 samples in MoscowThe World Anti-Doping Agency president has challenged athletes critical of last week’s compromise with Russia to come up with a better alternati…