MOSCOW 

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called on Monday “anti-Russian hysteria” the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) decision to ban Russia from major sporting events.

The agency keeps repeating the same measures, Medvedev said at a meeting with his deputies in Moscow.

“The fact that all these decisions are being repeated, and often against athletes who have already been punished, not to mention other points, gives an idea that it is the continuation of the anti-Russian hysteria that has become chronic,” he said.

Medvedev admitted that Russian sports has problems with doping, but he expects the WADA’s decision to be appealed

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