RUSADA regains some testing duties; Alexander Ivlev replaces Yelena Isinbayeva as chair

KAZAN, Russia — The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has partly restored drug-testing duties to the Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA).

RUSADA was suspended in 2015, when its staff was accused of helping to cover up drug use, but it will now have wide-ranging authority over testing.

After intense negotiations and sweeping personnel changes at the Russian agency, WADA said Tuesday it has now allowed RUSADA to “plan and coordinate” drug testing under the supervision of British agency UKAD, which has overseen testing in Russia during the national anti-doping body’s suspension.

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