• Top leadership of Russian anti-doping agency resigns

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    MOSCOW: The leadership of Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA has resigned following President Vladimir Putin’s pledge to crack down on athletes, trainers and officials involved in doping, an agency spokeswoman said on Thursday (Friday in Manila). It is the latest in a string of events that unravelled following scandalous allegations of state-sanctioned doping in Russian athletics, as officials are trying to keep up hopes of track and field stars competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. “All four leaders of RUSADA, including (acting director) Nikita Kamayev, have resigned,” a RUSADA spokeswoman said. “Anna Antseliovich has been named interim general director.”

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