Wada athletes body adds to pressure for new ban on Russia

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• Athletes tell Wada failure to act will fail clean athletes
• Wada’s compliance review committee to meet this month

The World Anti-Doping Agency has been warned by its own athlete committee that if it does not ban Russia again it will have failed clean athletes.

Wada was left with egg on its face after the Russian authorities allowed a 31 December deadline to hand over doping data from its Moscow lab to lapse – the key condition of a controversial deal to lift the three-year suspension on the Russian Anti-Doping Agency in September.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jan/02/wada-athletes-pressure-new-ban-russia-doping under the title “Wada athletes body adds to pressure for new ban on Russia”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.