02:52 GMT05 August 2021
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    The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) cannot return to compliance unless all persons from the Russian Sports Ministry, several government departments and RUSADA itself are dismissed, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, an investigation commissioned by the WADA said in a report that Russia had been running a state-sponsored doping scheme for years. The inquiry was opened on claims by Grigory Rodchenkov, former head of the Russian doping lab in Moscow.

    "The McLaren Report confirms that, at a minimum, RUSADA’s return to compliance cannot be considered until all persons from the Russian Ministry of Sport and other Government Departments and Agencies that are implicated by the Report, including RUSADA, are dismissed from their roles," Craig Reedie said, as quoted by WADA.


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