WADA to dis­cuss Rus­sia on Jan­uary 22

Manila Times - - Sports -

PARIS: WADA of­fi­cials will dis­cuss rec­om­men­da­tions on the com­pli­ance of the Rus­sian an­ti­dop­ing agency ( RU­SADA) on Jan­uar y 22, the World Anti- dop­ing Agency an­nounced Satur­day ( Sun­day in Manila).

“WADA ExCo ( ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee) to dis­cuss Com­pli­ance Re­view Com­mit­tee rec­om­men­da­tion re­gard­ing RU­SADA com­pli­ance sta­tus on 22 Jan via con­fer­ence call,” WADA tweeted.

“ExCo mem­bers re­quested that time to re­view ap­pro­pri­ately the CRC rec­om­men­da­tion ( which will be pro­vided to them at the lat­est on 17 Jan) and to con­sult with their stake­hold­ers. WADA will pub­licly com­mu­ni­cate the ExCo de­ci­sion on 22 Jan fol­low­ing the con­fer­ence call.”

RU­SADA was ini­tially sus­pended by WADA in 2016 after an in­de­pen­dent re­port by Pro­fes­sor Richard McLaren found that more than 1,000 ath­letes across more than 30 sports were aided by state- spon­sored dop­ing.

WADA was strongly crit­i­cized over its de­ci­sion to lift Rus­sia’s sus­pen­sion in Septem­ber be­fore ob­tain­ing ac­cess to the anti- dop­ing lab­o­ra­tory in Moscow.

Moscow sub­se­quently missed the De­cem­ber 31 dead­line to give WADA full ac­cess to the lab data vi­tal to im­pli­cate or clear ath­letes in dop­ing cases.

A sec­ond team of WADA ex­perts, how­ever, ar­rived in Rus­sia Wed­nes­day to com­plete the promised ex­trac­tion of data, in­clud­ing re­sults of dop­ing tests.

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