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World sport anti-doping body says to probe Russia 'inconsistencies'

Apo - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced Monday a probe into "inconsistencies" in laboratory data provided by Russia, raising the possibility of a fresh ban on the country in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics.

Poland's Banka proposed as next World anti-doping chief

Montr - The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday government representatives had proposed Poland's sports minister Witold Banka as its candidate to be the body's next president.

WADA collects 2,200 samples from disgraced Moscow lab: statement

Montr - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said Tuesday it had retrieved 2,262 samples from Moscow's former drug-testing laboratory which will be subjected to further analysis.

Bucharest doping lab reinstated after probe: WADA

Montr - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday reinstated Romania's main drug-testing facility following a 14-month suspension, a statement said.

WADA say 'successfully retrieved' doping data from Moscow lab

Paris - WADA said Thursday that they have "successfully retrieved" data from the Moscow laboratory at the heart of Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal which involved more than 1,000 athletes and 30 sports.

Pound says 'not end of world' Russia missed lab testing deadline

Paris - Former WADA president Dick Pound is against imposing fresh sanctions on Russia for missing a deadline to allow World Anti-Doping Agency experts access to its Moscow laboratory."It's not the end of the world," former WADA president told AFP on Friday.

WADA experts begin extracting Russian lab data: minister

Moscow - Russia's sports minister on Thursday said that experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency have begun procedures to copy data of the anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, their second attempt to do so.

Kremlin blames 'logistics' for missed WADA deadline

Moscow - The Kremlin on Wednesday said Moscow's failure to meet the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) deadline last week to hand over data from its anti-doping laboratory could be explained by logistical problems.

WADA athletes body seeks Russia ban over missed deadline

Montr - The World Anti-Doping Agency's Athletes Committee on Wednesday demanded Russia be hit with new sanctions over its failure to meet a crucial deadline to hand over data from its drug-tainted Moscow laboratory.

WADA team leaves Russia without crucial lab data

Montr - A five-person World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) team is returning from Moscow Friday without the raw laboratory data needed as part of the deal to reinstate Russia to WADA compliance.

WADA team pays first visit to Moscow doping lab

Moscow - A team of World Anti-Doping Agency experts had access for the first time to the Moscow drug-testing laboratory on Wednesday, the Russian Sports Ministry announced.

Tygart attacks WADA over 'backroom' deal to reinstate Russia

Paris - US Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart told AFP on Friday that athletes had lost confidence in WADA following the decision to lift the ban on Russia's anti-doping agency.

'Treachery' or 'transparent'? Russian athletes to return as WADA lifts doping ban

Victoria - 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 but also sparking claims of "treachery" and "dark shadows" cast over the fight against drugs in sp...

Whistleblower warns WADA of 'catastrophe' if Russia ban eased

Los Angeles - Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov said Tuesday the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) risked a "catastrophe for clean sport" if it lifts a suspension against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency later this week.

WADA committee member quits in wake of Russia ban decision

Montr - Olympic champion Beckie Scott resigned from the World Anti-Doping Agency committee which recommended ending Russia's drug suspension on Saturday as the global watchdog defended its handling of the case.

WADA to reinstate Russia after doping suspension: statement

Montr - The World Anti-Doping Agency has been given the green light to lift its ban on Russia's drug-tainted testing authority after a recommendation from investigators, the global doping watchdog said Friday.

Peru rejoices as Swiss tribunal lifts Guerrero ban for World Cup

- Peru rejoiced Thursday after captain Paolo Guerrero won a last-ditch legal appeal to play at the World Cup despite being suspended for doping.

Russia faces ban calls after damning doping revelations

London - There were growing calls on Saturday for Russia to be banned from the Winter Olympics and other major international events after the latest startling revelations of state-sponsored doping across Russian sport.

Russia 'hijacked' sport with mass doping, says McLaren

London - Russia hijacked international sport by using more than 1,000 athletes in an "institutional conspiracy" to win medals at the Sochi and London Olympics and other global events, a top investigator said Friday.

Putin says leaked WADA documents raise 'lots of questions'

Bichkek - President Vladimir Putin said Friday that World Anti-Doping Agency documents leaked in a hack blamed on Russian cyberspies had raised "lots of questions" about medical exemptions that allow athletes to take banned substances.

Russia suggests WADA ordered sample destruction at Moscow lab

Moscow - Russia's powerful Investigative Committee on Tuesday suggested the World Anti-Doping Agency could have ordered the destruction of test samples at Moscow's anti-doping laboratory as the country tries to deflect blame over a string of doping scandals.

Anti-doping investigator McLaren attacks IOC 'spin' on report

London - Anti-doping investigation leader Richard McLaren has accused the International Olympic Committee of twisting the conclusions of his bombshell report on state-run substance abuse in Russia.

Putin says banned drug meldonium not 'doping'

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin defended Thursday the use of the banned drug meldonium, saying athletes' use of the performance-boosting drug does not constitute doping. "This drug has nothing to do with doping," Putin said during an annual call-in show.

AFL News: Court finds Essendon guilty, 34 players suspended

Melbourne - The news couldn't have been worse as the Court of Arbitration for Sport has found the Essendon Bombers Football Club guilty of using a banned substance. The verdict has 34 past and present players under suspension by the AFL for the next year.

IAAF sets Russia strict conditions for reinstatement

Paris - The IAAF on Friday sent the Russian athletics federation (ARAF) a list of strict terms it needs to meet for reinstatement following a ban over widespread doping and corruption in track and field.

WADA suspends Russian anti-doping agency

Colorado Springs - Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), raising the possibility of Russian track stars being barred from the Olympics if the country does not fall back into line with accepted international rules.

Future of war against sport doping in spotlight at WADA meeting

Los Angeles - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is expected to rule against Russia's anti-doping body at a key meeting in Colorado on Wednesday which will aim to map out future strategies for the global war on drugs.

Putin orders action on Russia doping scandal

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia must "do everything" to stamp out doping, ordering an inquiry into allegations of major drug abuse in athletics which could result in the country being barred from all competitions.

Russia moves to avoid Olympic ban, Putin holds crisis talks

Moscow - Russian athletics took steps Wednesday to avoid international isolation, declaring a foreign specialist could take over its discredited Moscow testing laboratory as Vladimir Putin held talks on the growing doping crisis.

Head of Russia's anti-doping lab resigns

Moscow - The head of Russia's anti-doping laboratory has resigned, hours after his laboratory was suspended over accusations it was part of state-sponsored doping programme that experts fear could snowball into an international crisis for the sport.
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