Reinstated RUSADA asks WADA to confirm compliance status
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[January 19, 2019]
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's
anti-doping agency RUSADA has asked the World Anti-Doping Agency
(WADA) to confirm its compliance at a meeting next week after Moscow
missed a deadline to hand over laboratory data.
Last year WADA voted, subject to certain conditions, to lift the ban
on RUSADA which was suspended in 2015 following allegations of
widespread state-sponsored doping.
But for RUSADA keep its accreditation, Russia had to provide WADA
with data from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory by the end of last
Moscow missed the deadline and WADA said this week that it had
finally retrieved the laboratory data.
"I assure you that although RUSADA has no authorities and rights to
provide access and execute the condition on the ... former Moscow
Laboratory key analytical data provision, the agency made and is
making efforts to ensure fulfillment of the WADA Executive Committee
requirements ... by the deadline," Yuri Ganus, the director general
of RUSADA, said in a letter to WADA President Craig Reedie and
members of its Executive Committee.
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A sign is on display outside the office of Russian Anti-Doping
Agency (RUSADA) in Moscow, Russia March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim
WADA's Executive Committee will consider RUSADA's compliance on Jan.
(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Writing by Maria Kiselyova,
editing by Nick Mulvenney)
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