MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The proposals come after the end of the 2016 Summer Olympics, which were mired in a doping scandal and the exclusion of a large section of the Russian national team from the Games. In 2015, WADA Independent Commission issued a report accusing Russia of numerous breaches of global anti-doping regulations, which led to the Russian team's suspension from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and its ban from taking part in the Games.
Anti-doping agency heads from countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan and Sweden, gathered in Copenhagen earlier this week, adopting proposals which include making WADA more independent and strengthening sanctions against doping rules violators, the BBC reported.
The doping scandal, simmering since 2014, escalated in July when WADA presented a report accusing Russia of running a state-wide doping program and urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to consider a blanket ban on the entire Russian team. The IOC instead opted to let individual sports federations to make the decision.
In turn, the International Paralympic Committee banned all Russian Paralympic athletes from the upcoming 2016 Summer Paralympics.