WADA says Russian Federation still non-compliant

WADA says Russian Federation still non-compliant

WADA says Russian Federation still non-compliant

As said Vitaly Mutko, he has reported to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the decision of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) to restore the rights of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA).

On Thursday, the WADA Foundation Board held a meeting in Seoul.

Clean Russian athletes may be able to compete under a neutral flag and without the Russian national anthem, a proposition that high-level officials rejected as a non-starter.

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. According to a senior official, the state is aware of current problems.

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Russia's sports authorities patiently continue holding dialogue with worldwide sports organizations for further cooperation with the global Olympic Committee, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. That option apparently is on the table again, though Russian sports leaders have said they would boycott the Winter Games if their athletes aren't allowed to compete under the Russian flag.

WADA has demanded that Russia "publicly accept" the findings of an independent commission, which concluded that the scheme to obscure positive dope-test results involved about 1,000 Russian athletes from 2011-2015.

The commission led by Richard McLaren found a year ago that Russian Federation developed the doping program after its athletes won just three gold medals at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

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