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  • WADA: Scott wasn't bullied but more interviews needed

, FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, Edwin Moses, chairman of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, speaks at a news conference during a White House event aimed at reforming the World Anti-Doping Agency, in Washington. Moses sent a tersely worded letter to leaders of the World Anti-Doping Agency, asking for an investigation into the culture at WADA that would expand beyond athletes' representative Beckie Scott's claim that she was bullied at a recent meeting. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

14 of November 2018 14:05:01

The World Anti-Doping Agency's review of allegations that athletes' representative Beckie Scott was mistreated found no bullying had taken place but that further inquiries are needed.

WADA spokesman James Fitzgerald said the agency would like to hear from more people present at the September meeting where Scott claimed she was mistreated. Scott disagreed with a decision to reinstate Russia's suspended anti-doping agency.

Members of the WADA executive committee, which met Wednesday in Baku, Azerbaijan, concluded that a broader investigation into WADA's culture was not needed "but that legal advice be sought by the Agency to help in determining a path forward."

Earlier this week, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chairman Edwin Moses sent a letter to WADA leaders suggesting the agency look into whether it fosters an open environment in which the best interests of clean sport are pursued.


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