The Chairman of the compliance Committee for the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) Jonathan Taylor explained why the issue of deprivation of the status of compliance of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) has been rescheduled for 14-15 January. His words are quoted by Inside The Games.
“If we start to shoot from the hip and declare to the Russian side, the sanctions in circumvention of the rules, we will increase the chances for a successful appeal in this case, regardless of our decision. But no one wants such a result?” he said.
According to the head of the Commission, despite the fact that the Russian side has not provided access to the Moscow anti-doping laboratory within a specified time, and, therefore, the implementation of the conditions of WADA is useless, the court may consider these arguments.
RUSADA was reinstated in September 2018, provided that until December 31, the experts of WADA will have access to the Moscow anti-doping laboratory.
The Russian side did not provide the experts of WADA access to the data before the deadline because of problems with certification of the equipment. This resulted in calls to re-impose sanctions on RUSADA. However, WADA has not yet taken action. The next meeting of the Committee on compliance will take place on 14 or 15 Jan.
Video, photo All from Russia.