‘Look after your own backyard’ – WADA chief hits back at US critics amid White House summit row

World Anti-Doping Agency chief Craig Reedie has accused US critics of targeting the organization instead of “looking after their own backyard” by ignoring policy in major American domestic leagues. Reedie was speaking after athletes and sports officials from numerous countries condemned WADA at a White House meeting on Wednesday, which was organized by the US […]

WADA didn't put money above clean sport on Russia, says chief

The leader of the World Anti-Doping Agency insisted he cares about athletes but admonished them nonetheless during a fierce, sometimes-personal defence of the decision to bring Russia's suspended drug-fighting operation back online. "My question to athletes is: What, in practice, is the alternative action to all the statements you have made?" WADA president Craig Reedie […]

'Cheat and you'll get away with it': Canadian athletes sound off on WADA decision to reinstate Russia

OTTAWA — Canadian athletes are not mincing their words when it comes to the World Anti-Doping Agency's decision to reinstate Russia's drug-testing program after a nearly three-year suspension over its widespread, state-sponsored doping scheme. "I'm profoundly disappointed," Canadian Olympian Beckie Scott said Thursday of RUSADA's reinstatement. "I feel this was an opportunity for WADA and they have […]

WADA reinstates Russian anti-doping agency, ending 3-year suspension – reports

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee has voted to reinstate Russia’s anti-doping agency (RUSADA), after it reached agreement on two remaining requirements stipulated by the watchdog. RUSADA was declared compliant with the WADA code at an Executive Board meeting in the Seychelles on Thursday, sources from the Russian Sports Ministry confirmed to RT.  A […]

We need more Beckie Scotts: WADA must take a stand against Russia's reinstatement

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is scheduled to meet in the Seychelles on Thursday for what could be the most significant anti-doping meeting in its history. Members of WADA's executive committee will be asked to vote to reinstate the Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA), ending that organization's three-year suspension in the wake of the McLaren Report (written by […]

‘Cracking’ bottles: WADA supplier Berlinger quits doping control kit business

Swiss company Berlinger Special AG, affiliated to WADA, has withdrawn from the doping control business. The move follows reports of the possible cracking of frozen bottles. “The Board of Directors of Berlinger Special AG has resolved that the company will cease production of its doping control kits in the medium term,” the company said on […]

WADA officers disrupt Russian figure skating star Zagitova’s training

Olympic figure skating gold medal contender Alina Zagitova was prevented from conducting a full training session on Monday, after a doping officer interrupted the Russian’s practice in PyeongChang. Read more “Zagitova took to the ice as was scheduled, but several minutes later she was forced to leave the skating rink, because a doping officer ordered […]

German lab questions integrity of WADA doping kits that can be ‘opened manually’

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has launched an investigation into a “potential integrity issue” relating to its drug-testing bottles after a German lab complained that they could be manually opened if frozen. The WADA-accredited laboratory in Cologne, Germany informed the agency on January 19 that the latest ‘BEREG-KIT Geneva’ drug-testing bottles, which were introduced last […]

WADA launches investigation into claims of ‘systematic doping’ in China

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 18:21 Edited time: 23 Oct, 2017 18:26 The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced an investigation into claims of widespread doping in Chinese sports, following the airing of a documentary on a German TV channel. The statement regarding the probe was published on the organization’s website, and involves claims that […]

Russian cyclists file suit against WADA, Canadian investigator

Three Russian cyclists are suing the World Anti-Doping Agency and the high-profile Canadian lawyer who led the recent explosive investigation into Russian doping allegations. The trio alleges that Montreal-based WADA and Western University law professor Richard McLaren “unfairly implicated them” in an alleged doping scheme. Kirill Sveshnikov, Dmitry Strakhov and Dmitry Sokolov allege in their […]