Russian anti-doping Agency Rusada's executive director Nikita Kamaev
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Russia anti-doping agency Rusada defends itself over claims

Russian anti-doping agency Rusada has defended itself over claims in a damning report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).

Russia's sports ministry has said it is open to co-operating more closely with Wada after its report found evidence that doping was "state-sponsored".

Rusada's executive director Nikita Kamaev dismissed suggestions it had links with the Russian federal security service, the FSB.

He stressed that a laboratory implicated in the report was not linked with Rusada and had since stopped its activity.

He added: "Some of the conclusions are excessively acute and possibly politicised."

  • 10 Nov 2015
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