Sport’s highest court will on Thursday deliver its verdict on whether to overturn Russia’s four-year ban from international sport imposed following allegations of state-sanctioned doping in the latest chapter of the long-running saga.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) formally responded to a US government report that recommended lawmakers be given power to withhold funding from the global drugs watchdog in the absence of governance reforms.
Athletes are fooling themselves if they think they can use the chaos caused globally by the coronavirus pandemic to cheat, World Anti-Doping Agency president Witold Banka has told AFP.
Outgoing WADA President Craig Reedie says the Russian doping scandal shows that clean sport is under attack, but the anti-doping organization now has the tools to better weed out drug cheats.
Russia’s sports minister insisted that data handed to the World Anti-Doping Agency was not doctored, while WADA has asked Moscow to explain “inconsistencies.”
WADA expresses “extreme disappointed” that the December 31 deadline imposed on Russia by WADA has not been adhered to.
Russia’s anti-doping body will continue “the huge amount” of work it has done.
The World Anti-Doping Agency decides whether to reinstate scandal-hit Russia.