Australia blasts anti-doping agency WADA | Sunday Observer

Australia blasts anti-doping agency WADA

SYDNEY AFP: Australia blasted the decision to lift a ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency Friday, saying it could damage athletes’ confidence in the fight against drugs.

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) move on Thursday paves the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports. But it was met with condemnation by the United States and others, who have accused WADA of caving in to pressure from the International Olympic Committee. Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority chief executive David Sharpe said administrators must remember that sport was about athletes and the fans.

“Today athletes have every right to feel the system has failed them,” he said.