Russia reinstated by Wada despite opposition

Wada Vice President Linda Helleland has said she is against reinstating Rusada.

The suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency (Rusada) has been lifted despite widespread opposition, BBC reported Thursday, 20 September.

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) executive committee ended a three-year-suspension which followed a major doping scandal.

Leading athletes, anti-doping bodies and Wada’s vice-president Linda Helleland had opposed the move.

Wada said it had assurances from the Russian sports ministry, saying the country had “acknowledged” failures.