Of­fi­cial says Rus­sia will not ac­cept WADA’s McLaren re­port

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(Reuters) - Rus­sia will not ac­cept the out­come of the World Anti-Dop­ing Agency’s (WADA) McLaren re­port, a con­di­tion for the re­in­state­ment of its na­tional anti-dop­ing agency, a se­nior of­fi­cial from the coun­try said on Thurs­day.

WADA said on Wed­nes­day that the Rus­sian Anti-Dop­ing Agency (RUSADA) had passed 19 cri­te­ria on the roadmap to com­pli­ance but plenty of road­blocks re­main, with 12 hur­dles still to clear be­fore re­in­state­ment.

The body has de­manded that author­i­ties re­spon­si­ble for Rus­sia’s anti-dop­ing pro­gram, in­clud­ing the Min­istry of Sport and the Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee, publicly ac­cept the re­ported out­comes of the McLaren In­ves­ti­ga­tion, which un­cov­ered wide­spread state-spon­sored dop­ing at the Sochi Olympics.

“As for the re­port, we have re­peat­edly said that it con­tains cer­tain con­tentious po­si­tions and pro­vi­sions,” Vi­taly Smirnov, who heads a state-backed anti-dop­ing com­mis­sion, was quoted as say­ing by R-Sport news agency.

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