Published:November 16, 2017 2:01 pm
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday that Russia remains “non-compliant” with its Code, dealing a major blow to the country’s hopes of being cleared to compete at February’s Winter Olympics.
Russia’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA) has been suspended since a WADA report in 2015 found evidence of state-sponsored doping and accused it of systematically violating anti-doping regulations.
WADA set out a roadmap for Russia to regain its status but at a meeting of its Foundation Board in Seoul on Thursday decided that key criteria had not been met.
“WADA Foundation Board approves the recommendation by the Independent Compliance Review Committee that RUSADA remain non-compliant,” it…