Russian Olympic chief says pleased WADA made no recommendations to IOC: TASS

Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:36am EDT
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Olympic chief Alexander Zhukov said on Monday he was pleased a World Anti-Doping Agency report into allegations of state-backed cheating at the 2014 Sochi Games had not made recommendations to the International Olympic Committee, TASS news agency reported.

Several anti-doping agencies, including those of the United States and Canada, called on Saturday for a complete ban on Russia competing at this year's Rio Olympics if the report's findings were damning.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Vladimir Soldatkin)

President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov attends the Olympic Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse