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Sports minister pressures WADA on Russia

Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie says Russia's non-compliance with handing over its Moscow anti-doping laboratory data by December 31 should be dealt with ASAP.

Sports minister pressures WADA on Russia

Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie says Russia's non-compliance with handing over its Moscow anti-doping laboratory data by December 31 should be dealt with ASAP.

Federal Minister for Sport BRIDGET McKENZIE speaks during the Australian Youth Olympic Games Flag Bearer Announcement at The Boathouse, St Ignatius' College Riverview in Sydney, Australia.
Federal Minister for Sport BRIDGET McKENZIE speaks during the Australian Youth Olympic Games Flag Bearer Announcement at The Boathouse, St Ignatius' College Riverview in Sydney, Australia. Picture:Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images for AOC

Russia's failure to hand over data from its anti-doping laboratory by its specified deadline should be dealt with quickly and efficiently, Australia's minister for sport says.

The World Anti-Doping Agency last week confirmed Russia had missed its December 31 deadline to supply the data, with the matter to be dealt with by the independent compliance review committee on January 14.


Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie says the Russian doping saga has plagued world sport for several years, calling for a resolution.

"It is therefore critical that this current compliance matter be dealt with effectively and expeditiously, in a way that ensures governments' and the public's confidence in our integrity system," she said in a statement on Sunday.

Senator McKenzie vowed to release in coming weeks the government's response to a review on Australia's integrity in sports.

"The Australian public and sports participants alike are entitled to be confident that the sport they watch and play is clean, safe and fair," she said.

"Regardless whether that be at community, state, national or international levels."

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