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Wada says Russia’s anti-doping agency chair will be removed

Yelena Isinbayeva will be removed from a key anti-doping position in Russia as she is a barrier to the country’s compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency code, the body says.

The double Olympic pole vault champion, 34, has been critical of the punishment of Russian athletes over evidence of state-sponsored doping in the country.

She was one of those banned from taking part in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Russia has until November to comply, or those athletes will remain suspended.

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