MOSCOW (AP) – World Anti-Doping Agency inspectors’ bid to obtain doping data will head into a sixth day in the Russian capital as a WADA panel prepares to rule whether Russia has kept its word on the issue.
WADA reinstated the Russian anti-doping agency in September, against protests from numerous Western athletes and sports groups, on condition Russia provided the data. The information could allow WADA to charge top Russian athletes with past drug offenses.
After Russia missed a Dec. 31 deadline, WADA allowed it to turn over the files in time for a WADA Compliance Review Committee meeting Monday and Tuesday in Montreal.
WADA says its team, which arrived in Moscow on Wednesday, “is still in the lab collecting the data.”
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