British anti-doping Commission athletes appealed to the leadership of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) with an open letter on the eve of the meeting of the Executive Committee of the organization. A message appeared on the website of Sports Integrity Initiative.
In a letter to British athletes are asked not to restore the rights of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA): “on behalf of the British anti-doping Commission athletes and other athletes from around the world we ask you to insist on maintaining the current position of WADA regarding the recovery of Russia’s membership in the organization.”
According to British athletes, two of the conditions that were supplied to Russia in accordance with the road map is not met. “The return of the journalist in such circumstances would be a disaster for clean sport. Athletes insist that adhered to WADA road map and did not turn from the way, you haven’t a clean sport,” said the Commission.
Once the decision on the status of RUSADA will be made on September 20 the Executive Committee of WADA, which will be held in the Seychelles.
In 2015 RUSADA was recognized as inconsistent with the WADA code. Further proceedings resulted, in particular, to the suspension of some Russian athletes and the deprivation of their Olympic medals 2014. The Russian team was not allowed by the International Olympic Committee to Games in 2018 in Pyeongchang, athletes represented the team “Olympic athletes of Russia”.
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