Russian anti-doping chief resigns weeks after organisation was suspended

Country grappling with doping scandal

BY Raf Diallo 18:45 Thursday 10 December 2015, 18:45 10 Dec 2015

A sign reads: "Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA" on a building in Moscow, Russia. Picture by: Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP/Press Association Images

The head of Russia's anti-doping agency has resigned.

RUSADA's director general Ramil Khabriev steps down less than a month after the organisation was suspended from athletics.

That followed the publication of a World Anti-Doping Agency independent report which accused the country of widespread doping.

Russia's sports ministry have also announced there will be a new supervisory board to serve as "a guarantee of independence".

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