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WADA receives Russia's new national anti-doping plan

IANS logoIANS 27-05-2017

"WADA can confirm that we have received Russia's National Anti-Doping Strategy and we are currently in the process of reviewing it," WADA said in a statement addressed to Tass news agency on Friday.

Russia's Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission (IPADC) on Tuesday issued its national plan on the fight against abuse of performance enhancing drugs in sports.

The plan must be implemented before the end of 2017 and envisages a substantial reduction in anti-doping rules violations in Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the work done by specialists from the IPADC saying that the commission should be in charge of monitoring the implementation of the new national anti-doping plan.

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Executive Board approved the establishment of the public anti-doping commission late last July.

Vitaly Smirnov, who is also an International Olympic Committee's (IOC) honorary member, was appointed the head of the new body.

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