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WADA Set to Bring Russia Back to World Sport

Sep 14, 2018 - The New York Times

Russia moved a step closer to leaving behind its status as a global sports pariah on Friday after an influential panel recommended that the country’s banned antidoping agency be reinstated.

The move, which could clear the way for Russia to again test its athletes, will probably be endorsed at a meeting of the World Anti-Doping Agency next week. That approval would pave the way for Russian athletes to return to competition, and for the country to again stage international sporting events.

The announcement by an independent panel convened by WADA surprised several prominent officials in the international antidoping community, as Russia’s sports ministry had refused for months to fulfill two requirements for reinsta...