WADA's foundation board unanimously passed a recommendation from a committee yesterday which found RUSADA non-compliant with the global body's charter.
The decision had been anticipated following a damning report by a WADA independent panel which uncovered a state-sponsored doping program in Russia. RUSADA had been heavily implicated in the scandal and was accused of destroying samples requested for analysis by WADA.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) had already provisionally suspended Russia from international competition last week but left the door open to a return in time for the Olympics.
WADA's ruling yesterday piles more pressure on Russia to fix its system. Under rules agreed by WADA and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) only countries in full compliance with the anti-doping agency's code can participate in the Games.

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