Doping: Kremlin calls WADA's decision on Russian Federation 'unfair'

Doping: Kremlin calls WADA's decision on Russian Federation 'unfair'

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s decision not to reinstate Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA was expected and had been nearly announced beforehand, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko told TASS.

We will remind, earlier on the official WADA website appeared in the results of the meeting of the leadership of the Agency, which accepted the fate of RUSADA.

Russian athletes may be only allowed to compete as neutrals at the Olympics due to doping allegations. According to a senior official, the state is aware of current problems.

The IOC has said it will decide on Russia's participation at the Pyeongchang Winter Games in South Korea during its executive board meeting being held from December 5-7. Russian athletes will be able to take part in the Winter Games if the International Olympic Committee acts in line with its own regulations, he said.

Russian Federation faces an all-out ban from the 2018 Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, with the International International Olympic Committee set to rule on Russia's participation in early December.

"We do not agree with this decision, we believe it to be unfair".

Russian authorities deny there was a state-backed doping program, but have pledged to follow worldwide recommendations to get the suspension lifted. The team finished in 11th place in the medal table, its worst performance since the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, the International Olympic Committee this month stripped two Russian athletes of one gold and four silver medals won in Sochi after ruling that they'd violated anti-doping rules, and said that cases against other competitors would be heard over the next few weeks.

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