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17 Anti-doping Agencies Call for Russian Ban from Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games


September 14, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Following a meeting in Denver, CO, a group of 17 of the world’s leading anti-doping agencies that make up the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO), have called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold Russia accountable for what it calls “one of the biggest scandals in sports history” and ban Russia from Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year.

“The IOC needs to stop kicking the can down the road and immediately issue meaningful consequences. The failure to expeditiously investigate individual Russian athlete doping poses a clear and present danger for clean athletes worldwide and at the 2018 Winter Games,” said NADO in a press release.

“We have serious doubts that the 2018 Games will be clean due to the incomplete investigation of massive evidence of individual doping by Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games and given the inadequate testing evidence of Russian athletes over the past four years. A country’s sport leaders and organisations should not be given credentials to the Olympics when they intentionally violate the rules and rob clean athletes.”

BBC here.
USADA here.
The Guardian here.
NADO Institute here.

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