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Group of anti-doping organisations call for Russia action

Group of anti-doping organisations call for Russia action

By: SportBusiness International team

11 Jan 2017
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A group of National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) has called for a blanket ban on Russia from all international competitions until the country can prove it has implemented an effective anti-doping system.

Following a meeting of 19 NADOs in Dublin, the group issued a statement containing a series of requested reforms in the global fight against doping, with a particular focus on Russia. NADOs met to discuss the publication of the second part of Richard McLaren’s report into state-sponsored doping in Russia for the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).

Under the proposals, all international competitions would also be removed from the country and there would be a moratorium on the award of new events to Russia.

Russian officials have repeatedly denied the existence of any such doping programme in the country, despite the reports to the contrary.

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