July 18, 2016 / 2:22 PM / in a year

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

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.

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

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

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