Doping-WADA hires law firm to investigate bullying assusations
Beckie Scott, a Canadian Olympic gold medal cross country skier and WADA's athletes committee chair, accused members of the executive committee of making inappropriate comments and gestures during a September meeting in the Seychelles when she opposed the reinstatement of Russia's anti-doping agency.
However, given the seriousness of the allegations, WADA decided a second investigation should be carried out and that the agency should seek legal advice.
In a statement WADA said the law firm Covington & Burling had "been given the mandate to conduct a full and thorough investigation of allegations of bullying and harassment, including interviews of the relevant parties". (Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Editing by Martyn Herman)
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