Letter: WADA athletes call for apology in bullying case
By EDDIE PELLS
AP National Writer
MONTREAL (AP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency's athletes committee sent a letter to the agency's executives supporting its leader's decision to withdraw from an investigation into whether she was bullied during a recent meeting.
The WADA executive committee reviewed the investigation Wednesday before receiving the letter from the athletes' group, which is led by Beckie Scott.
Scott and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chair Edwin Moses have reported being mistreated in the wake of WADA's decision last year to reinstate Russia's banned anti-doping agency. Both Olympians declined to participate in the investigation.
The letter, a copy of which was seen by The Associated Press, said "to treat these two outstanding athletes in this manner is totally unacceptable and WADA owes them both an apology and a fair, independent investigation."
WADA is expected to receive recommendations from the law firm that conducted the probe at its meeting Thursday.
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