MOSCOW: The World Anti-Doping Agency athletes’ commission is calling for new investigations into allegations of systematic doping into more sports in Russia and elsewhere.
The model would be the WADA report into Russian athletics in November that found evidence of widespread drug use and cover-ups, leading to Russia’s suspension from international track and field.
Athletes’ commission chair Beckie Scott says “the response to date — to such an evidence-based, incriminating report — has been unsatisfactory.”
In a letter on the WADA website, Scott called for an investigation into doping in other Russian sports and in other countries that featured in the first report. No specific countries or sports are specified.
WADA president Craig Reedie said Wednesday he was open to more investigations but they would require strong evidence and extra funding.