Russia confirms appeal against Wada four-year doping ban

• Russian anti-doping agency votes to file an appeal• President Putin indicated they wanted an appeal filedRussia’s anti-doping agency, Rusada, has announced it will appeal against the four-year doping sanctions barring the country from competing under its flag at top international sporting events.The Rusada board voted on Thursday to file a case with the court of arbitration for sport (Cas) in Switzerland. The decision must be approved by another panel of Russian sports and anti-doping figures, but that seems a formality. Senior political figures including Vladimir Putin, the country’s president, had indicated they wanted an appeal filed. Continue reading…