Russia to impose sanctions against WADA officials for 2018 Olympics ban

Russian lawmakers have begun formulating sanctions against officials of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) responsible for banning the Russian national team from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang (South Korea).

Andrei Klimov, Russia’s Chairman of the Commission of the Council of Federation for the Protection of State Sovereignty, has stated that “we should expose those people, who behind the back of the International Olympic Committee, used WADA to push for a ban on the national team. We have embarked on this path and are now working on it on the basis of proven facts.” Ten people are currently being considered for sanctions.

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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