Russian Anti-Doping Agency to Resume Drug Testing

Russian Anti-Doping Agency to Resume Drug Testing

Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has been permitted to resume drug testing under the supervision of International Experts and the UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD).

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that their foundation board have accepted the Independent Compliance Review Committees (CRC) recommendation to allow RUSADA to once again plan and co-ordinate drug testing in Russia.

Russia's Anti-Doping Agency, was suspended in 2015 following the investigation of state-sponsored doping in Russia. WADA and CRC are now satisfied that previous requirements have been fulfilled and under the supervision of UKAD, RUSADA can now resume testing and take an ‘important step forward in rebuilding anti-doping in Russia’.

Olivier Niggli, Director General, WADA commented “We would particularly like to recognize UKAD, which has ensured that targeted and intelligence-led testing be carried out on athletes inside and outside of the country during RUSADA’s period of non-compliance”.

The full WADA press release can be found here.

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