WADA says Russian Federation still non-compliant

We were not surprised by WADA’s decision’ RUSADA chief on organization’s non-compliance status

General director of the Russian Anti Doping Agency Yury Ganus

According to the Press Association, IOC President Thomas Bach does not want the group to base its decision on WADA's announcement Thursday, preferring instead to judge Russian Federation based the results of two IOC investigations into the country's doping program.

The IOC has said it will decide on Russia's participation at the Pyeongchang Winter Games in South Korea during its executive board meeting being held from December 5-7.

"We do not agree with this decision, we believe it to be unfair".

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"We are judging by the recent announcement from [WADA president] Thomas Bach, that the ruling is not directly related to the issue of the Olympic Games".

The finding throws into doubt whether Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February.

At the meetings held in Seoul, WADA also approved an International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS), which specifies a range of sanctions and procedures when sports organisations or countries are not compliant with the international anti-doping regulations they have signed.

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In a move that will intensify the pressure on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to punish Russia before the winter Olympics as well, Wada is expected to maintain its suspension of the Russian anti-doping agency (Rusada) at the meeting in Seoul, South Korea.

The report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren accused Russia's secret service and sports ministry of orchestrating a plot that included using a "mousehole" to replace dirty samples at the Sochi doping laboratory.

He added that an unconditional recognition of the McLaren report "is impossible". Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov hit out at the WADA decision, saying some of the criteria for RUSADA's reinstatement had a "political character", R-Sport news agency reported. "This means we will be one the world's biggest anti-doping organizations".

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But suspicions remain. Foundation Board member Adam Pengilly asked how WADA could "trust" Russia's new anti-doping regime "until there is a real acknowledgement of what happened?"

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