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TASS: WADA’s Executive Committee will consider the status of RUSADA only if the recommendation is received.

06 November 2019

Katowice/Poland/November 5/ TASS Correspondent Artem Kuznetsov. The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will consider the status of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) on December 9 only if recommendation on this issue is received from the Compliance Committee. It was reported to TASS by WADA.

The Compliance Committee, which is led by Jonathan Taylor, will be able to formulate a recommendation following the meeting of WADA and Russian experts on November 17.

“If the Compliance Committee provides the Executive Committee with a recommendation, then the RUSADA’s issue will be considered on December 9” – the WADA reported.

On September 23, the WADA Executive Committee initiated a consideration of the issue of the RUSADA’s non-compliance with the international code. The reason for this was the changes, which were found in the database of the inspection of Russian athletes for the period from 2012 to 2015, which was sealed in a Moscow laboratory in connection with the federal investigation. Maintaining the database integrity, which was transferred to the WADA with the participation of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, was a condition for the rehabilitation of the RUSADA in September last year.

The new international standard on compliance implies that athletes from a country, whose national anti-doping agency does not comply with the code, may not be allowed to participate in international competitions, including the Olympic Games.

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