Wada cancels pre-Games press conference due to Russian doping crisis

• ‘We believe it would be overshadowed by other matters’
• Wada was criticised by the IOC president, Thomas Bach

The World Anti-Doping Agency has cancelled its Rio 2016 pre-Games press conference to avoid it being overshadowed by the Russian doping crisis.

The Wada press conference had been due to take place at the Olympic Park at 1530 local time on Thursday, a day before the Games opening ceremony.

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