WADA votes to reinstate RUSADA amid widespread protestsThe Saigon Times Daily A sign is on display outside the office of Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) in Moscow, Russia – PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON (REUTERS) - The ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA was lifted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday, subject to various conditions, in a decision greeted with dismay by campaigners. Although the change will have no immediate effect on current bans on the Russian federations for athletics, weightlifting and paralympics, it opens the door for their return, following the reinstatement of the Russian Olympic Committee after the country was banned from this year’s Winter Games in South Korea. RUSADA was suspended in November, 2015 after an independent WADA report carried out by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren outlined evidence of massive state-backed, systematic doping and cover-ups in Russian sport. WADA has repeatedly said since that RUSADA would … [Read more...] about WADA votes to reinstate RUSADA amid widespread protests
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Dear Mr Nguyen Danh Thai, Chairman, and members of the Olympic & Paralympics Committee of Vietnam. In a few weeks time from the date of this letter, athletes from many countries will be preparing to make their way to my country to take part in both of these international games. But I raise with you as I did when I wrote to you in September and later emailed you - unfortunately I have yet to receive a reply the news that Dow Chemicals, one of the companies that manufactured Agent Orange and incidentally napalm, had been made a sponsor of the Olympic and Paralympics Games, further they had been given a £7 million contract to surround the Olympic Stadium with 336 giant panels for advertisements including their logo. Due to pressure by many, they have agreed to drop their logo. However, that is not enough, the contract itself must be cancelled. The effects of Agent Orange has now entered into the fourth generation and so I ask myself why has the Olympic Committee of Vietnam remained … [Read more...] about Agent Orange maker should not sponsor Olympics!