2014 Winter Olympics

Anti-doping exec among many against Russia reinstatement

Dozens of athletes, a key whistleblower and even a leader within the World Anti-Doping Agency's own ranks slammed that organization on Tuesday as it headed toward a decision that could end the nearly three-year suspension of Russia's anti-doping operation.

On an extraordinary day of coordinated protests from across the globe, the most surprising voice in the chorus belonged to WADA vice president Linda Helleland, one of 12 members of the executive committee that will decide RUSADA's fate at a meeting Thursday in Seychelles.

She said she will not vote to reinstate.

"If you choose to reinstate Russia, you defy the very wish of the Athletes' Committees around the...