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US faces potential WADA sanctions over funding withdrawal

Montreal, Canada | XINHUA | The United States could face sanctions if they cut off funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). WADA said in a statement on Friday that several government representatives have expressed concerns “relative to threats from the United States Government to withdraw funding from the Agency …

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Russia to contest doping ban, Putin defiant

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia decided on Thursday to contest its ban from major sporting events over doping violations, as President Vladimir Putin slammed its sidelining as unfair and insisted athletes should be able to compete under the national flag. Russia’s RUSADA anti-doping agency “made a decision not to agree” …

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Russia ‘hijacked’ sport with mass doping, says McLaren

London, United Kingdom | AFP | 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. Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, who has previously accused Russia of “state-sponsored” cheating, …

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WADA to launch Kenya anti-doping audit

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Three officials of the World’s Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are expected in Kenya on Monday to begin audit of the country’s anti-doping programme. The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) was formed in January 2015, but its laws only came into force in June this year after …

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Nadal, Farah defend medical records after new hack

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Rafael Nadal and British Olympic great Mo Farah said they have nothing to hide after their medical records were the latest to be leaked by a cyber-hacking group on Monday. They are among more than 60 international athletes, including 17 from the British team …

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Doping: WADA urges Russia to stop hacks of top athletes

Montreal, Canada | AFP | The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) called on Russia to help stop the hacking of its computer systems as medical records of 25 more athletes including three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome were revealed on Thursday. The Kremlin reacted immediately by saying it was ready …

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IOC meet gives hope to ‘clean’ Russian athletes

Take a look at the 10 ways Russian athletes have tried to cheat the system #doping pic.twitter.com/rNN8pJ7NbC — RFE/RL (@RFERL) June 19, 2016 For Russia’s track and field stars, Tuesday’s meeting of Olympic executives may offer the last chance to compete at the Games in Rio de Janeiro. Last week, …

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Professional boxers can compete at Rio Olympics

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | Professional boxers can compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the sport’s governing body ruled in a landmark decision on Wednesday. But it is unlikely to see boxing’s biggest names enter the Olympic ring in Rio — for most professionals, like former …

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DOPING: Kenya back in the spotlight

Montreal, Canada | AFP | Kenya’s participation at the Olympic games was thrown into question on Thursday after the World Anti-Doping Agency declared the country’s drug-testing regime to be in breach of strict international standards. In a ruling announced during a WADA meeting in Montreal, officials said recent efforts by …

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