Tag Archives: WADA

Athletics: Russia ruled in breach of Wada code

_86602089_savinova_getty

Russia is one of six countries ruled to be in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s codes. Along with Argentina, Ukraine, Bolivia, Andorra and Israel, it has been deemed “non-compliant” by Wada. Brazil, Belgium, France, Greece, Mexico and Spain have been placed on a ‘watch list’ and must meet strict conditions by March 2016 or face similar action. Meanwhile, Kenya ...

More »

Vladimir Putin: Russian president wants doping investigation

Vladimir Putin (left) (Image credit: AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered an investigation into claims the country’s athletes have been part of a systematic doping programme. Putin was speaking for the first time since a World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) independent commission revealed its damning findings on Monday. He said he wanted “professional co-operation” with anti-doping bodies. “The battle must be open,” said Putin. “A sporting ...

More »

Athletics doping: Wada commission wants Russia ban

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Russia should be banned from athletics competition, a World Anti-Doping Agency commission report has recommended. Wada’s independent commission examined allegations of doping, cover-ups, and extortion in Russian athletics, which also implicated the IAAF, the sport’s world governing body. It also wants five athletes and five coaches to get lifetime doping bans. The report also identified “systemic failures” in the IAAF ...

More »