A World Anti-Doping Agency panel recommended that Russian athletes should be forced to compete as neutrals at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo and other major events.
In another blow, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) maintains a ban on the Russian athletics federation pending analysis of the data.
World Anti-Doping Agency suspends accreditation of National Dope Testing Laboratory in New Delhi, barring the facility from conducting any anti-doping tests for up to six months.
The IAAF says Russia's athletics federation still needed to meet two criteria related to full access to doping data stored in Moscow and financial compensation, before the ban is lifted.
Russian athletes will return to competition across all sports after the World Anti-Doping Agency lifted ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, a decision greeted with dismay by campaigners and many countries.
The World Anti-Doping Agency's push to expand its operations comes at a time when concerns are being raised over its performance.
Many athletes have wrongly been accused of doping to enhance their performance. The culprit is often the banned ingredients found in over-the-counter medicines.
World Anti-Doping Agency suspends Beijing's National Anti-Doping laboratory for maximum of four months for falling short of international standards
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