Russia has been reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency, a controversial decision given the magnitude of the country’s doping offenses.
WADA’s executive committee voted to reinstate Russia’s Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) at a meeting Thursday in the Seychelles. The decision was expected after WADA’s compliance review committee made its recommendation for reinstatement last week.
WADA president Craig Reedie announced on Twitter the “great majority” of the executive committee decided to reinstate RUSADA as compliant.
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WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie: “Today, the great majority of WADA’s ExCo decided to reinstate RUSADA as compliant with the Code subject to strict conditions, upon recommendation by the Agency’s independent CRC and in accordance with an agreed process. (1/2)
— WADA (@wada_ama) September 20, 2018