World Anti-Doping Agency

Russia stuck in stalemate with WADA after doping scandal

Russia seems to be stuck in stalemate that is blocking its full re-entry to international sports after a state-backed doping scandal.

The World Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday it is "not wavering" from two key demands in a road map to rehabilitate Russia, whose anti-doping body was suspended in November 2015.

Russia has refused to formally accept the findings of WADA-appointed investigator Richard McLaren, who detailed the doping program and state-orchestrated cover-ups, nor allow access to potentially tainted samples stored in the Moscow laboratory central to the conspiracy.

At an annual conference for global anti-doping officials, WADA stressed its wish...

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