8 October 2019

WADA update regarding RUSADA Code Compliance

WADA can confirm it has received a response from the Russian authorities to a list of detailed and technical questions WADA’s Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) raised around the nature of the data that were retrieved from the Moscow Laboratory in January 2019. The questions were sent to give the authorities an opportunity to explain a number of inconsistencies, in line with WADA’s decision on 17 September 2019 to open a formal compliance procedure against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency.

According to the process outlined in the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories, once the response has been analyzed by WADA I&I and the independent forensic experts, they will report back to the independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC), so that the CRC is in a position to decide whether to bring a formal recommendation to the Executive Committee.

No fixed timeline can be set for this, as due process must be respected, but WADA is pursuing the matter robustly and as quickly as practicable.