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WADA vindicated over its decision to readmit RUSADA: President Craig Reedie

RUSADA was suspended in 2015 after a WADA-commissioned report outlined evidence of systematic, state-backed doping in Russian athletics. 

Mar 13, 2019, 20:41 PM IST

IAAF maintains Russia's athletics ban over doping

Russia`s athletics federation (RUSAF) has been suspended since 2015 following a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report that found evidence of widespread doping in the sport.

Mar 11, 2019, 17:37 PM IST

Paralympics: World body to lift Russia ban, with conditions

Russia has been barred from international Paralympic competitions since August 2016, over allegations of state-sponsored doping similar to the ones that led to the suspension of its athletics federation and anti-doping agency.

Feb 08, 2019, 16:18 PM IST

Narsingh Yadav moves Delhi HC, seeks speedy completion of CBI probe into doping allegations

The Indian wrestler has been facing doping charges after being tested positive for methandienone following two anti-doping tests conducted by the NADA on June 25 and July 5 ahead of the Rio Olympics.

Jan 21, 2019, 13:04 PM IST

WADA to audit Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA) in December

WADA said in a statement that it would conduct a follow-up compliance audit of Moscow-based RUSADA on Dec. 11-12. 

Oct 16, 2018, 23:13 PM IST

WADA responds to allegations, says didn't put money above clean sport on Russia

WADA decision of reinstating the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) followed athletes and other anti-doping bodies' wrath.  

Sep 24, 2018, 17:41 PM IST

Russia's anti-doping agency to be reinstated, confirms WADA

RUSADA was suspended in 2015 following allegations of widespread state-sponsored doping.

Sep 20, 2018, 20:42 PM IST

Russian officials admit to 'systemic doping scheme'

Senior Russian sports officials have admitted to "some unacceptable manipulations of the anti-doping system" and the existence of a "systemic doping scheme" in a letter to international sports leaders.

May 25, 2018, 21:35 PM IST

We're WADA-compliant now, claims AIBA

AIBA has been ordered to revamp its doping programme, its judging and refereeing system and the governance structure by the International Olympic Committee to save boxing from expulsion from the 2020 Games. 

Apr 30, 2018, 15:23 PM IST

WADA adopts new powers to nip doping in the bud

The World Anti-Doping Agency, meeting in Lausanne this week, has adopted new powers designed to nip in the bud the kind of state-sponsored doping scheme that was allowed to flourish in Russia from 2011-2015.

Mar 22, 2018, 22:02 PM IST

WADA President confident on Russia despite apparent impasse

Reedie also told Reuters that he hoped world soccer`s ruling body FIFA would clear up allegations of doping in Russian football before this year`s World Cup in Russia starting in June. 

Mar 22, 2018, 10:39 AM IST

WADA says Russia making slow progress towards reinstatement

The head of the world anti-doping agency (WADA) complained on Wednesday of slow progress by Russian authorities towards making the country’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA) compliant with international standards.

Mar 21, 2018, 17:10 PM IST

Athletics: IAAF extends Russia's ban, warns of new sanctions

Russia has been banned from the sport since November 2015 after the McLaren report discovered widespread doping. 

Mar 07, 2018, 16:54 PM IST

India's javelin-thrower Davinder Singh Kang flunks dope test, stares at 4-year ban

Top Indian javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang has been suspended provisionally by the world athletics governing body after he returned positive for a steroid in an out-of-competition test last week.

Feb 28, 2018, 14:50 PM IST

WADA says Russia still not compliant on anti-doping

In a statement issued Sunday night, WADA said it "acknowledges" the IOC`s latest move but pointed out that Russia is still not adhering to the World Anti-Doping Code.

Feb 26, 2018, 12:16 PM IST

Failing to meet required standards, WADA suspends Romanian laboratory for six months

The world anti-doping body imposed the sanction on the laboratory 'due to a number of non-confirmities' with regulations. 

Feb 16, 2018, 12:27 PM IST

WADA lifts suspension of Paris anti-doping laboratory

The Paris laboratory, where disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong`s samples were tested, was suspended on Oct. 31 after it self-reported analytical issues.

Dec 22, 2017, 13:15 PM IST

Russia to learn 2018 Paralympic fate in January: IPC

Russia were suspended by the IPC in August 2016 following revelations of widespread state-sponsored doping uncovered in a report by Richard McLaren on behalf of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Dec 20, 2017, 20:10 PM IST

Cycling: Chris Froome being investigated by WADA for the use of salbutamol

Chris Froome's problem is that he exceeded the accepted level of salbutamol of 1000ng per millilitre in a urine sample on September 7 in one of around 20 such tests he gave during the Tour of Spain, which would be the equivalent of around four or five puffs on an inhaler. His reported level was 2000ng/ml.

Dec 13, 2017, 19:25 PM IST

Here's how IOC nailed Russia: Key findings of the Samuel Schmid report on state-sponsored doping

The commission based its findings on an independent report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren that was commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency and published last year.

Dec 06, 2017, 10:28 AM IST