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Lilly King among swimmers who voiced disappointment with WADA on Twitter

by ZwemZa on September 22nd, 2018

Lilly King (USA Swimming)

Olympic champion IU swimmer Lilly King and others around the world are furious with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and are venting on Twitter.

WADA on Thursday reinstated the Russia Anti-Doping Agency as compliant with the World Anti-Doping code.

Russia’s testing agency had been banned for three years for alleged state-sponsored doping. The International Olympic Committee banned Russia from the Winter Olympics this year in Pyeongchang, South Korea, because of the scandal.

Many well-known swimmers were angry with the decision to reinstate the agency, including Hoosier star King, who gained fame for wagging a finger at Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Efimova was allowed to compete in Rio after a 16-month suspension for doping and despite another positive test in 2016 for the banned substance meldonium.

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