Ex-WADA president Dick Pound has criticized the reaction to Russian anti-doping authorities missing their deadline to hand over data from a Moscow laboratory, likening it to that of a lynch mob. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was given a deadline of December 31, 2018, to provide the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with access to data from the Moscow laboratory at the center of allegations of state-sponsored doping, as part of the deal to reinstate the Russian organization back in September after a three-year ban. But when WADA officials arrived in December they were denied access as their equipment was not certified under Russian law. The response to Russia's missed deadline has seen 16 national anti-doping organizations call for RUSADA to be suspended again. That response has been criticized by Pound, who told Inside The Games: "Many of those making up the mob know or should know that they are out of line. "Many others are not familiar enough with the issues to have such...
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