Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban

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first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We welcome WADA’s decision,” Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying.“Russia confirms its adherence to the principles of clean sports competition,” she said.“Over the past years Russia has done enormous work to create transparent and understandable measures to prevent doping,” she said.She said those measures included criminal prosecution for those who force someone to take banned substances.WADA suspended RUSADA in 2015 after declaring it to be non-compliant following revelations of a vast Russian-backed scheme to avoid drug testers.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title A WADA report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren accused Russian authorities of running an elaborate doping programme with the full support of the Russian Ministry of Sport and the Russian secret service (FSB).WADA announced last week that it had received an internal recommendation to lift the suspension of RUSADA.The softening of WADA’s stance has triggered outrage from athletes and national anti-doping agencies around the world, who have accused WADA of caving in to pressure from the International Olympic Committee.Leading athletes signed a joint letter this week against the plan to reinstate Russia saying WADA “owe it to all clean athletes to be the guardians of clean sport”.Jim Walden, the lawyer of Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, led the first wave of outcries at Thursday’s decision.“WADA’s decision to reinstate Russia represents the greatest treachery against clean athletes in Olympic history,” said Walden, whose client lifted the lid on Russia’s doping scandal in 2015.RUSADA’s reinstatement could have far-reaching implications across the sports world.Most significantly, it removes a key obstacle to lifting the suspension of Russia by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), track and field’s global governing body.The IAAF has taken a hardline stance on Russian athletes since the scandal emerged, refusing to lift its ban shortly before the European Championships.The IAAF will review Russia’s status once more at its council meeting in Monaco in December. View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Reedie said the decision “provides a clear timeline by which WADA must be given access to the former Moscow laboratory data and samples”.He said that if the commitment was not met, WADA would reinstate the ban on the Russian anti-doping agency.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe decision was taken at a meeting in WADA in Victoria, capital of the Indian Ocean island of Seychelles.The Russian government applauded the decision to lift RUSADA’s three-year suspension, saying it was the result of “enormous work” by Russian authorities to improve their procedures. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES Asia League: PH team iECO falls short against Xinjiang in Terrific 12 exit Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Feb. 18, 2014 file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country’s national flag over the Olympic rings at Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports.“Today, the great majority of WADA’s Executive Committee decided to reinstate RUSADA as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code subject to strict conditions,” WADA president Craig Reedie said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img

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