WADA experts hold Moscow talks over doping lab data

MOSCOW (AP) — A delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency has arrived for talks Wednesday with Russian government representatives in Moscow as it tries to access data which could mean more bans for top Russian athletes who cheated in past years.

The delegation is tasked with figuring out how to obtain computer data from the Moscow laboratory at the heart of a vast cover-up of Russian doping cases.

Russia must provide the data before Dec. 31 or risk having its national anti-doping agency suspended again, two months after its controversial reinstatement.

WADA has found extensive evidence that Russia routinely falsified drug-testing results, including at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, but must now hope Russian authorities provide genuine data this time.

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