Fire of fuel tank kills 123 people in Pakistan - TVWorld June 25, 7:58
Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-FitrSociety & Culture June 25, 5:18
Mexico knocks out Russia from FIFA Confederations Cup with 2-1 win in KazanSport June 24, 19:59
Putin visits Crimean youth camp ArtekSociety & Culture June 24, 19:42
Conflict around Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means - source at Foreign MinistryRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 24, 16:44
More than 237,000 fans attend Confederations Cup matches already - Deputy PM MutkoSport June 24, 15:03
Sistema's president hopes for dialogue with Rosneft on settlement agreementBusiness & Economy June 24, 14:56
CNN deletes article about meeting between Scaramucci and Russian Direct Investment FundWorld June 24, 13:12
Ukrainian Army units shell Donetsk Republic in first hours of newceasefireWorld June 24, 5:19
MOSCOW, July 16. /TASS/. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is deliberately exerting pressure on the sports public before a report of the Independent Commission of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chaired by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren is expected to be released on July 18 and a decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne on Russian athletes is taken before July 21, Natalya Zhelanova, an aide to the Russian sports minister, told TASS on Saturday.
"I believe it strange that people write such a letter. How can they jump to any conclusions until the commission has not come to them?" she said, commenting on the situation.
When asked if the letter might have influence on the situation, Zhelanova said: "I believe that any pressure definitely exerts influence."
USADA head Travis Tygart is set to demand from International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach that the Russian Olympic and Paralympic teams be suspended from taking part in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro. The decision should be taken not later than July 26, Tygart says in his draft letter, obtained by TASS.