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World Anti-Doping Agency Rejects RUSADA's Appeal For Reinstatement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 17 / 17

Russia's hopes of competing in next year's Winter Olympics have been "dealt a severe blow" after WADA ruled it "failed to clean up its sporting system," according to Ahmed & Seddon of the FINANCIAL TIMES. WADA rejected an appeal by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) for Russia to be "r...

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Paralympian's Disability Ruled 'Psychological'

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Hadid Unveils New Plan For Tokyo Stadium

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Olympic Notes

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Rio 2016 Promises Waters Will Be 'Fixed'

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