MOSCOW | Russia’s anti-doping agency welcomes lab data progress

11Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

MOSCOW  —Jan 11, 2019—The head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency welcomed Friday an apparent breakthrough in a standoff over data sealed in a Moscow laboratory that could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases.

Russian authorities missed a Dec. 31 deadline to hand over the data but the Russian Sports Ministry said Thursday a WADA team had begun work to copy data from the lab.

The World Anti-Doping Agency contentiously lifted a suspension on the Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA, last year but it could issue further sanctions if WADA isn’t satisfied with the level of Russian cooperation.

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