Olympics: WADA Hits Back At Russia 'manipulation' Attack

Olympics: WADA hits back at Russia 'manipulation' attack

LAUSANNE, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 11th Nov, 2016 ) - The World Anti-Doping Agency hit back Friday at Russia's claims of "manipulation" by the global body and warned that Russia is still not at international doping norms. WADA was infuriated after Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov told an International Olympic Committee meeting this week that the drug agency was "an instrument for manipulation" as he pleaded for Russia's doping agency to be allowed to operate again. WADA spokesperson Maggie Durand insited that the agency is a "transparent and neutral organisation". She indicated that Russia still has work to do to complete a full return to international sport. Russia, hit by accusations of state-sponsored doping in a WADA investigation, hired two international experts in April to help overhaul the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).