Former WADA Head Dick Pound gave DW an exclusive interview to discuss his reaction to the lifting of the ban on Russia's doping agency
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) forgave Russia on Tuesday for missing a deadline to turn over its lab data. But WADA also raised the threat of an Olympic ban if the data is found to have been tampered with.
WADA has confirmed that Russia has missed a deadline to hand over data from its anti-doping lab. The deadline was set in September when WADA controversially lifted its suspension of the Russian Anti-Doping agency.
In an embarrassing move, the World Anti-Doping Agency prematurely pardoned Russia over the biggest doping scandal in sport, despite a lack of remorse or admission. There must be consequences, writes Joscha Weber.
Anti-doping inspectors have left Moscow without getting lab data promised by the Russian officials. After the WADA team started work, Russia unexpectedly demanded them to use equipment "certified under Russian law."
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