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The former head of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) Richard pound compared dissatisfied with the decision of the organization against the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) with a Lynch mob. His words leads portal insidethegames.biz.
According to pound, is the response to Russia’s inability to provide results within the prescribed period are all signs of the crowds of vigilantes aimed “to kill someone without justice”. He noted that they go beyond the limits and reminiscent of the “wild gang”.
“The real goal should be to get the data, analyze them for evidence of possible cases of doping, which we must investigate and put an end to dirty head,” said pound, adding that the rules should apply to all countries.
4 January it was reported that WADA will give the Russian side more time to provide access to data from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory. Russia was obliged to provide access to the data of the laboratory on 31 December 2018, however, at the appointed time to do so has failed from-for problems with certification of the equipment. This resulted in calls to re-impose sanctions on RUSADA.
The question of the withdrawal of compliance status was moved to on January 14-15. The Chairman of the compliance Committee of WADA, Jonathan Taylor explained that the hasty announcement of sanctions will increase Russia’s chances for a successful appeal in this case.
RUSADA was reinstated in September 2018, provided that until December 31, the experts of WADA will have access to the Moscow anti-doping laboratory.
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