WADA inks deal

MONTREAL: The World Anti-Doping Agency says a deal has been signed for British officials to take temporary charge of drug-testing in Russia. The Russian anti-doping agency, RUSADA, was suspended in November following accusations it covered up doping by Russian athletes. Russia has vowed to implement reforms but it has taken three months to arrange a new testing system. WADA says the UK Anti-Doping agency will work with RUSADA to ensure that “targeted and intelligence-led testing is carried out on Russian athletes.” Test results will be managed by a “designated independent body,

with full oversight by WADA.” The testing program covers all sports, not just track and field, where doping in Russia has come under particular scrutiny.