Wada defends its actions over Chinese swimmers’ doping allegations

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  • Usada and others have suggested a possible cover-up
  • Wada agrees swimmers were victims of contamination

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has insisted it would “not do anything different” in its handling of doping allegations against 23 Chinese swimmers, after it pushed back against criticism of a possible cover-up from across the world of sport.

Reports last week said that ­Chinese athletes had been able to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 despite only months previously being found to have traces of the banned substance Trimetazidine (TMZ) in their system. The athletes, whose test results were never made public, were adjudged by Chinese authorities to have been the victims of contamination, a verdict Wada chose not to appeal against.

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Written by Paul MacInnes
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/apr/22/wada-defends-its-actions-over-chinese-swimmers-doping-allegations under the title “Wada defends its actions over Chinese swimmers’ doping allegations”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.