Russian doping agency says reforms at risk if new suspension

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian anti-doping agency says reforms in Russian sport are at risk if it is suspended again by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

WADA reinstated the Russian agency, known as RUSADA, in September on condition that Russian authorities turned over key doping data from the Moscow doping laboratory by Dec. 31.

That deadline was missed, leading to calls from some Western athletes and organizations for an immediate suspension, but Russia eventually allowed a WADA team to leave with the data on Thursday. WADA's board will now rule on RUSADA's status on Tuesday.

RUSADA chief executive Yuri Ganus says in a letter to WADA that a new suspension will "destructively affect the development of clean sport movement in Russia."


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