WADA wanted Russia’s response


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The world anti-doping Agency (WADA) made their proposals for restoring the rights of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA), but got no response. This was stated by the head of WADA Craig reedy in an interview with TASS.

“I would very much like to see Russia finally and fully returned to the world of sport. Our proposals, which relate to RUSADA, in my opinion, very useful. They could alleviate the situation, and I’m very disappointed in that response from the Russian officials yet,” said reedy.

He noted that he had received a letter signed by the Minister of sports Pavel Kolobkov, former President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov and the head of the Russian Paralympic Committee, Vladimir Lukin, in which the Russian officials expressed their regret for doping manipulation. But, according to reedy, this letter is not enough.

“It was a few months ago. Then I said that we have made progress, but later we proposed a small addition to the letter. We don’t need a separate letter. We just need acceptance of the situation to be what she is know we and Russia”, — said the head of WADA.

In that letter the Russian side, according to L’equipe, acknowledged the findings of the report of the Commission under the leadership of Richard McLaren on the functioning of the country, the doping of the system. This is one of the conditions for restoring the rights of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA). The organization was suspended by WADA in November 2015. In the fall of 2017 sanctions against RUSADA was prolonged.

The report of the canadian lawyer’s lay testimony of the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory of Gregory Rodchenkov, who fled to the United States in 2016. It argues that in Russia there was a state system of concealment of positive doping tests. Further proceedings resulted, in particular, to the disqualification of several Russian athletes. 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”.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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