IOC Athletes’ Commission supports WADA’s lifting of ban on RUSADA

By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG, Sept 22 : Kirsty Coventry, chair of the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission, said on Saturday that she supported the lifting of the ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA despite widespread dismay over this week’s WADA decision. Coventry, newly appointed sports minister in her native Zimbabwe, said she saw it as […]

WADA says Russia making slow progress towards reinstatement

By Brian Homewood LAUSANNE, March 21 : The head of the world anti-doping agency (WADA) complained on Wednesday of slow progress by Russian authorities towards making the country’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA) compliant with international standards. WADA president Craig Reedie told a conference that he was “encouraged by the significant progress” made by RUSADA but added […]

WADA says has database proving widespread Russian doping

By Steve Keating Undated, Nov 10 : The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Friday it had obtained a database that confirmed allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russia made in the McLaren report. WADA said it was confident the file acquired by its Investigations and Intelligence department is the Moscow anti-doping laboratory’s testing data […]

Putin says WADA leaks raise a lot of questions

By Jack Stubbs MOSCOW, Sep 16 : Russian President Vladimir Putin said today World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) records leaked by hackers raised a lot of questions with healthy athletes seemingly taking banned substances, TASS news agency reported. “It raises a lot of questions,” Putin said. “It seems as if healthy athletes are taking drugs legally […]