DENVER — A World Anti-Doping Agency committee found Russia's anti-doping operation non-compliant with its code Friday and also concluded that the track team might not be the only Russian squad with issues.
WADA's compliance review committee looked at the report issued by a WADA-appointed independent panel earlier this week and also gave the Russian agency, known as RUSADA, a chance to respond.
Text from the summary of the decision was provided to The Associated Press by a person with access to the findings, who was not authorized to speak publicly about them.
The committee's findings will go to the WADA foundation board, which will vote on it at its meeting next Wednesday.
If RUSADA is declared non-compliant by the full board it could, among other things, cost Russia the chance to host international events. The country is set to host next year's world junior track championships and world race walking championships.
The decision came Friday as track's governing body, the IAAF, was meeting to decide whether to suspend Russia's track team from international competitions.
The compliance committee noted that RUSADA had acknowledged some of the breaches and "expressed full openness and willingness to work with WADA to address" them.
But, the committee said, RUSADA did not provide it with assurances that the alleged breaches do not exist or are being fixed.
WADA has already suspended the anti-doping laboratory in Moscow. That decision will be reviewed next week, as well.
Eddie Pells, The Associated Press