21 March 2019

WADA Compliance Review Committee update

The independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) held its latest meeting on 12 March 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss a number of issues related to compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code). In particular, these included:

  • A review of comments received on the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS) during the ISCCS revision’s second consultation phase.
  • An update on analysis of the data retrieved from the Moscow Laboratory and a review of the situation in relation to the conditions imposed by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) in September 2018 to RUSADA in order for it to maintain its compliance status.
  • A review of the situation of Code Signatories that are currently in the non-compliance list and Signatories that the CRC may recommend for non-compliance to the ExCo.
  • A review of WADA’s long-term strategy in relation to compliance monitoring activities.
  • An update on the implementation by International Federations and National Anti-Doping Organizations of the corrective actions identified through the Code Compliance Questionnaire and the compliance audit program, and on WADA’s considerable support to Signatories in their efforts to achieve full compliance.
  • An update on the incorporation of Major Event Organizations into WADA’s Code compliance monitoring program starting in the second part of 2019.

The CRC is responsible for providing independent advice, guidance and recommendations to WADA’s management and governing bodies on matters relating to Signatories' compliance with their obligations under the Code.

Any recommendations made by the CRC will be considered by the ExCo at its next meeting, which will take place on 15 May in Montreal, Canada. For more information on Code compliance, please visit the Code Compliance section of WADA’s website.