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WADA will not get report until team out of Russia

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Due to a threat of interference in the collection of doping data and safety concerns for their inspection team, the Compliance Review Committee (CRC) will not file a report until the Moscow mission is complete, said the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday. A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo Following two days of meetings at WADA’s Montreal headquarters the CRC had said it would submit a report on the Russian…

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FIFA 

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News

Gerardo Martino is the new head coach of Mexico He takes the reins of a national team for the third time Copa America 2019 and Qatar 2022 the main challenges Following the departure of Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio last July, the Mexican federation took almost six months before deciding on a new national team coach to head up their 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ project. After settling on their ideal profile, officials travelled far and wide to interview around two dozen potential candidates. At the end of that exhaustive process,…

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WADA to make decision on Russia on January 22

(Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) executive committee will take up a recommendation on Jan. 22 regarding Russia’s failure to turn over data from a Moscow laboratory by a Dec. 31 deadline, it said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO – A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo WADA’s Compliance Review Committee (CRC) will offer that recommendation by Thursday after meeting members of a WADA inspection team in Montreal on Monday and Tuesday. It could…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News

Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino has been announced as the new head coach of the Mexican national team, following the departure of Juan Carlos Osorio after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The Argentinian was presented at an official press conference hosted by the Mexico’s football federation, Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (FMF). “My commitment is to work with honesty and respect,” said Martino at the official press conference. “With the players here in Mexico and the leagues around the world, we can build a great team. We are interested in showing a…

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Doping: Russia says WADA team to return to Moscow for required data on January 9

MOSCOW (Reuters) – With the clock ticking toward new sanctions, Russian authorities said on Monday they would allow a World Anti-Doping Agency inspection team to return to a Moscow laboratory to retrieve data it had earlier been denied. FILE PHOTO: Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov attends Russia’s Sports Ministry awards gala in Moscow, Russia December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Russia’s minister of sport Pavel Kolobkov said WADA officials would return to Moscow on Wednesday. WADA also confirmed in a press release that a three-person expert team would be allowed entry…

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Doping: Russia says WADA team to return to Moscow for required data on Jan 9

FILE PHOTO: Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov attends Russia’s Sports Ministry awards gala in Moscow, Russia December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov MOSCOW (Reuters) – World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officials will return to Moscow on Jan. 9 to retrieve laboratory data it required, Russia’s minister of sport Pavel Kolobkov said on Monday. Access to the lab and data before the end of 2018 was a condition of WADA’s September decision to reinstate the country’s anti-doping agency but extraction from the former Moscow Laboratory has not been completed. WADA said it will…

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Paul Whelan: Russia rules out prisoner swap for ex-US Marine

Image copyright Whelan family Image caption The Whelan family released an undated photo of Paul Whelan Russia has dismissed suggestions that a former US marine accused of spying could be involved in a prisoner swap. Paul Whelan, 48, was detained in Moscow last month. His family says he was simply visiting Russia to attend a wedding. His lawyer had raised the possibility of a prisoner exchange, telling ABC News that “it is not excluded” as a means of resolving the case. But a Russian minister now says that it was…

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Doping – IOC Athletes’ body indicates support for fresh action against Russia

LONDON (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee’s athlete commission indicated on Friday it would support fresh sanctions on Russia by world anti-doping agency WADA after a missed doping data deadline. A WADA Compliance Review Committee (CRC) will meet in Montreal on Jan. 14-15 to hear from an inspection team whose five members were not allowed to retrieve data from a Moscow laboratory by a Dec. 31 deadline. The CRC will then submit a report to the WADA executive committee and could recommend that Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) once again be…

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FIFA 

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News

Qatar forward Akram Afif talks about the upcoming 2019 AFC Asian Cup 22-year-old made his name at the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship Afif: “We’re excited to host 2022 World Cup and my goal is to take part” For the people of Qatar, December was a special month. To begin with, the countdown to the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ began in earnest, with four years to go before the nation hosts the global showcase. That coincided with the unveiling of the design for Lusail Stadium, a proposed venue for the tournament’s…

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Paul Whelan: US ambassador visits spy suspect held in Russia

Image copyright Whelan family Image caption The Whelan family released an undated photo of Paul Whelan The US ambassador in Russia, Jon Huntsman, has visited Paul Whelan, the ex-marine detained on suspicion of spying. The US state department confirmed Mr Huntsman went to Lefortovo detention centre in Moscow. Mr Whelan’s brother David said consular staff told him his brother was fine and looked healthy. Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US wanted to know more about the charges facing Mr Whelan. “If the detention is not appropriate,…

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