Russian Federation rejects global anti-doping agency's report

Paterniano Del Favero
Agosto 4, 2017

Russia's national anti-doping agency will apparently not be reinstated by the global anti-doping body, after a Russian official said Thursday that the country has rejected the outcomes of a report on Russian athletes' behavior at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. RUSADA's non-compliance with the Code was further uncovered via WADA's independent McLaren Investigation which, on 18 July 2016, exposed institutionalized manipulation of the doping control process in Russian Federation. "I am sure this process will continue".

WADA said in its statement earlier in the day that "The Roadmap has been developed and agreed with RUSADA; as well as, the Ministry of Sports, the National Olympic Committee and the Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission".

On May 18, WADA board of directors convened for a session in Montreal, Canada, to review the progress of Russia's implementation of the global anti-doping body's roadmap requirements aimed at reinstating the country's now suspended membership in WADA.

As a result, RUSADA lost its global accreditation in 2015 and has yet to regain good standing.

The commission accused certain athletes and sports officials of doping abuse and involvement in other activities related to violations of worldwide regulations on performance enhancing substances.

On 18 November 2015, RUSADA was declared non-compliant with the Code further to a key recommendation of WADA's Independent Pound Commission report released on 9 November 2015, which exposed widespread doping in Russian athletics.

Starting last year's January control over anti-doping regulations in Russian sports has been exercised by RUSADA strictly under the supervision of the British anti-doping agency (UKAD).

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