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Australia’s four-times Olympic race walk medallist Jared Tallent has declared the governance of the World Anti-Doping Agency, which last month controversially decided to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), as “not fit for purpose”.
Sport Ireland and the Athletes’ Commission of the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) have also joined the international call for an independent investigation into alleged bullying by a number of WADA Executive Committee members at the meeting in the Seychelles where the Compliance Review Committee’s fateful vote occurred last month
The latest criticism for WADA comes a day after Britain’s world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe told insidethegames of her deep concerns over the lack of response from the International Olympic Committee to the treatment of Canada’s Beckie Scott, who said she had been “bullied” and “belittled” by “members of the Olympic Movement” for her opposition to the RUSADA ban being lifted. read more