Russia accused of ‘state-sponsored doping’ as Wada calls for athletics ban


Russia operated a huge state sponsored doping programme that sabotaged the London 2012 Olympics and should be banned from athletics, according to a damning report by the World Anti Doping Agency.

The 325-page review by an independent commission chaired by Dick Pound, a former Wada president, uncovered a “deeply rooted culture of cheating” and recommended that Russia be suspended from competition and barred from the Olympic Games in Rio next year unless it entirely overhauls its approach.

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