Wada accused of being ‘played’ after Russians miss doping data deadline


• Deadline was main measure in ending Russia’s sporting ban
• Usada accuses world body of being ‘a total joke’

The World Anti-Doping Agency has been accused of being “played by the Russians” and a “total joke” after it confirmed it had not retrieved or received crucial doping data from the Moscow laboratory by its 31 December deadline.

The Wada president, Sir Craig Reedie, who had been “confident” the data would be collected a few weeks ago, admitted he was “bitterly disappointed” at the news that one of Wada’s strict conditions, set when it controversially lifted the three-year suspension on the Russian Anti-Doping Agency in September despite enormous anger from anti-doping groups and athletes, had not been met.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jan/01/rusada-missed-doping-data-deadline-wada-travis-tygart-craig-reedie under the title “Wada accused of being ‘played’ after Russians miss doping data deadline”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.