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WADA president: Russian revelations had to be published

Leaders of the World Anti-Doping Agency took a swipe back at IOC president Thomas Bach, saying there was no choice but to publish results from the independent investigation into Russian doping in the lead-up to the Olympics.

WADA President Craig Reedie said that while the timing of the report was destabilizing, “it is obvious, given the seriousness of the revelations, that they had to be published and acted upon without delay.”

On Sunday, Bach defended the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to ban the entire Russian delegation from the Olympics.

He said the IOC was not responsible for the timing of the latest report, which came out July 18.

On July 24, the IOC placed the burden on international sports federations to determine if athletes should be allowed to compete in Rio, where the Games start Friday.

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