MOSCOW, November 19 (RAPSI) – A board of founders of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) approved a ruling declaring that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is not compliant with the Code of the organization, R-Sport reported on Thursday.
On November 9 WADA held a press-conference in Geneva where independent commission of the organization accused Russia of numerous anti-doping rules violations. Commission recommended International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to suspend Russian athletes from participation in competitions under its auspices, including the 2016 Olympics.
IAAF followed the recommendation and suspended the Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF). Subsequently, anti-doping laboratory in Moscow was suspended while RUSADA was declared non-compliant to WADA Codex standards.
Earlier RUSADA stated that if it is going to be found not matching WADA standards, then, according to the Code, RUSADA has the right and the duty to continue its activities and to take all necessary measures to comply with the requirements and recommendations of WADA. In addition, representatives of the Russian agencies reported that they were ready to follow all requirements and work with WADA to resolve all problems.