Kamayev had vigorously denied charges of Russian-sponsored doping.
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The former head of Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA, Nikita Kamayev, who resigned last year over the state-sponsored-doping allegations scandal, has died suddenly, the agency said Monday.Kamayev, who resigned as RUSADA's executive director in December, died after feeling ill while skiing, the former general director of the anti-doping agency, Ramil Khabriyev told TASS news agency earlier Monday.Kamayev became the second former RUSADA senior official to die this month after the former chairman Vyacheslav Sinev, who led the agency from 2008-2010, died on Feb. 3 .The announcement of Kamayev's death came as the world athletics' governing body IAAF's taskforce Monday began a two-day visit to Russia to oversee reforms in its athletics federation and its anti-doping efforts following a ban for Russian athletes from international competitions.
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