The Russian national flag flutters next to the Olympics flag during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo
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Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA) director Yuri Ganus is not optimistic about his organization's chances of being reinstated when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) meets this month to discuss its progress, he said Tuesday.For the agency to regain accreditation, Russian authorities must acknowledge the findings of a WADA-commissioned report that found more than 1,000 Russian athletes benefited from a state-run scheme to conceal positive tests over a five-year period.While RUSADA has been working towards reinstatement, anti-doping violations in Russia have gone up, according to Ganus.He said the country had recorded 59 anti-doping violations in 2017 and that there had been 113 violations this year.
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