WADA will announce the decision on the fate of the Russian sports

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The head of RUSADA Yuri GameSpot: Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP

The decision on the status of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) will be announced on January 22 after the meeting of the Committee on correspondence. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

The Executive Committee will consider the recommendations of the Committee. The results will be announced in the teleconference. The meeting of the Committee on compliance will be held on 14-15 January.

The Russian side was to provide access to the data of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory experts of WADA 31 Dec. Failure to comply with the deadline caused a number of negative reactions on the part of sports officials. In particular, his estimate of the situation gave the head of the anti-Doping Agency of the USA (USADA) Travis Tygart.

Initially it was reported that work on extraction of the samples was delayed due to problems with permits: the equipment of the Agency’s experts did not have Russian certification. This question, however, was resolved by the Russian authorities. 10 Jan experts resumed work, and the Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov said that the delays were technical in nature.

RUSADA was returned to its status in September 2018. The provision of data — a prerequisite for its conservation. In the worst case, the Russian sports facing exclusion from international competitions. The Russian team has already missed the Olympics in Pyeongchang in February 2018. The participating Russian athletes played in the “neutral athletes from Russia.”

Video, photo All from Russia.

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