Contents tagged with WADA

  • WADA strips Moscow Anti-Doping Lab of license

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory’s license. According to the organization’s website, the decision will remain in effect until the end of the disciplinary proceedings. Until then, the Moscow laboratory is banned from doing any work related to the analysis of blood samples in the athlete biological passport program.

    Yuri Ganus, head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), has already said that WADA’s decision will not affect athletes, …

  • Head of Russian Anti-Doping Agency confirms Russia’s state-level support of doping

    Yuri Ganus, Director-General of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), when asked about the possibility of doping samples being substituted during the Olympics in Sochi, admitted that doping had been supported on the government level in Russia.

    “These changes in the database, what are they? Support on a state level? Yes, it turns out. It was done by people endowed with serious government powers. The problems were on the highest level of the sporting leadership. That is, the highest level of …

  • Putin: Russia is fully complying with WADA requirements

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the International Forum "Russia – Country of Sports" in Nizhny Novgorod that Russia is fully complying with the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), reports Interfax news agency.

    According to Putin, Russia is interested in resolving all problems related to "doping scandals."

    “Russian sports structures are in constant dialogue with WADA, and with the International Olympic and Paralympic Committees, as well as with the relevant structures …

  • WADA may disqualify 298 Russian athletes for to anti-doping violations

    Representatives of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) started an investigation against Russian athletes who are suspected of violating anti-doping rules, as reported on WADA's website.

    It is noted that the case is conducted based on data from the Moscow laboratory, and 298 Russian athletes could fall under the sanctions. 578 samples were sent for testing, and 298 of them were classified as suspicious.

    The audit will be completed at the end of 2019, and its data will be transferred to the …

  • World Anti-Doping Agency will make another attempt to obtain doping tests from Russian laboratory

    On January 9, experts of the World Anti-Doping Agency or WADA will arrive in Russia again on January 9 to obtain data from the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, the WADA website reported on January 7.

    A three-person expert team will attempt to access and extract data from the Laboratory Information Management System and the underlying analytical data generated by the former Moscow Laboratory.

    The Statement of the WADA stresses that "Access to and subsequent authentication and analysis of the …

  • USA demands that World Anti-Doping Agency ban Russia from taking part in competitions

    The US Anti-Doping Agency called for the exclusion of Russian athletes from competitions because of the delays in providing access to the Moscow anti-doping laboratory data, Radio Svoboda reports. 

    As reported by ESPN, the CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Travis Tygart believes that they should stop being led on by Russia. In late December, a group of experts from WADA received access to the Moscow anti-doping laboratory but Russian officials prevented WADA from extracting …

  • Head of Russian Anti-Doping Agency to Putin: Russian sport may end up in isolation

    If Russia refuses to provide the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with the data of Russian athletes’ doping samples by December 31, Russian athletes may lose the right to compete abroad, and Russia will not be able to host international competitions, Yury Ganus, the head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) stated in his address to Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

    According to Ganus, if WADA conditions are not fillfilled, RUSADA will be disqualified in mid-January. "The revocation of …

  • Russia prevents World Anti-Doping Agency from obtaining doping data

    On December 17th, specialists of the World Anti-Doping Agency arrived in Moscow to extract data from the doping tests of Russian athletes for the period from 2011 to 2015 but they were not able to obtain these samples. According to Interfax, citing WADA’s press release, Moscow has demanded that the sampling equipment be certified in Russia. 

    According to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s General Director Yuriy Ganus, failure to give WADA experts access to the doping samples, indicates that the …

  • Russia overjoyed by fake news of anti-doping whistleblower suicide attempt

    On Wednesday June 27, the Russian media virtually buried alive the former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) informant Grigory Rodchenkov.

    The RT TV channel was among the first to report that Rodchenkov had attempted to take his own life, citing Alexander Ionov, deputy president of the Russian branch of the International Human Rights Defense Committee. Ionov claimed to have received information which was being “carefully concealed by the US intelligence …

  • Russia for the first time admits its responsibility in doping scandal

    In a letter to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Russia admitted responsibility for systematic doping violations. “The serious crisis that hit Russian sport is due to unacceptable manipulations with the anti-doping system, which were disclosed by the leadership of WADA and the International Olympic Committee,” the letter reads, as quoted by the French sports newspaper L’Equipe.  

    “On behalf of the organizations that we represent, we sincerely regret the manipulations and practices that have …