Athletes condemn ‘spineless’ Wada as Putin considers appeal


• British ex-Paralympian condemns missed chance as ‘appalling’
• Fellow committee member says: ‘Nothing has worked’

A highly respected British member of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s athlete committee is questioning her future after condemning what she called the “spineless and appalling” decision not to issue an outright ban on Russia from international sport.

Amid signs of a widening athlete backlash the retired Paralympian Victoria Aggar told the Guardian that allowing Russians still to compete at Euro 2020 – and under a neutral flag at the 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup despite a four-year ban imposed on Monday – made “a mockery of the system and was embarrassing to Wada”.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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