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World Anti-Doping Agency defends handling of elite Chinese swimmers who tested positive for banned drug

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Global sport’s anti-doping watchdog has responded to allegations that it mishandled a 2021 case involving Chinese swimmers testing positive for a banned substance. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) dismissed the claims, calling them ‘outrageous’ and ‘completely false.’ The dispute arose following a report on how 23 Chinese swimmers were allowed to continue competing, including in the Tokyo Olympics, despite testing positive months earlier. WADA stated that it stands by the results of its investigation and criticized the accusations made by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) chief. The Chinese Olympic Committee has not commented on the matter.