Montreal, 24 July 2016 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledges today’s decision by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board asking International Federations to deal with the selection of Russian athletes for Rio 2016;
Germany Athletics Federation (DLV) President Clemens Prokop has urged International Olympic Committee (IOC) counterpart Thomas Bach not to allow athletes from countries without fully functioning anti-doping systems to compete at Rio 2016.
Russia's Sports Ministry has been accused of directly orchestrating a doping programme running throughout the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games in today's World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission report which used a "Disappearing Positive Methodology".
PHOTO WADA says there have been 172 positive tests for meldonium since it became a banned substance on January 1.
Athletes who tested positive for meldonium before March 1 could have bans overturned less than four months before the Rio Olympics after WADA said it could not establish how quickly the drug cleared the human body.