MOSCOW, March 31. / TASS /. The hearings on the case of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will be held in the week starting July 6, 2020. This was announced to TASS on Tuesday by the First Vice-President of the Russian Paralympic Committee Pavel Rozhkov.
"The Russian Paralympic Committee today received information from CAS that the hearings on the WADA and RUSADA cases will be held in the week starting July 6, 2020. The Russian Paralympic Committee and Russian Paralympics will be third parties in the RUSADA and WADA dispute," - Rozhkov said.
On December 9, 2019, the WADA Executive Committee unanimously decided to deprive RUSADA of its compliance with the international code in connection with manipulations with the database of the Moscow laboratory. RUSADA at the end of last year did not agree with the decision of the WADA Executive Committee, the case was transferred to CAS, which will have to put an end to this trial. If CAS takes the side of WADA, Russian sport will face serious sanctions: athletes for four years may lose their right to play at the Olympic and Paralympic Games and world championships under the national flag, the country - can host large international tournaments.
Earlier it was reported that CAS will hold hearings no earlier than the end of April. But, because of the pandemic of coronavirus infection, the court refused to hold any face – to – face hearings until May 1, due to which the schedule for the consideration of cases shifted.