WADA said the decision on the status of RUSADA
Senior Manager communications at world anti-doping Agency (WADA), James Fitzgerald, said that the organization expects to render a decision on the status of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) until the end of 2019. He said this in an interview TASS.
According to Fitzgerald, making a decision, the Executive Committee of WADA will come from the recommendations of the compliance Committee. The Commission studying the data of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, plans to submit its report before the end of November.
«I can’t talk about it confidently, but the Committee plans to meet these deadlines that will allow the Executive Committee shortly after receiving recommendations to address this issue. I hope that this will happen before the end of the year, that is, before the expiration of the incumbent President of WADA Craig reedy, which will happen on 31 December,» said Fitzgerald.
In late September, WADA has launched the procedure for the recognition of RUSADA does not match their code. The decision was taken because of the suspicion that the Russian side is manipulating the data of the Moscow laboratory.
Russia was given three weeks to answer 30 questions about taken in the laboratory samples and its computer database. In early October, WADA had received from the Ministry of sports of Russia explanations about the data of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory.
Informed about suspicions related to the possible falsification of the data of the Moscow laboratory, said the journalist of the German TV channel ARD, Hyo Seppelt.
The head of the Olympic Committee of Russia Stanislav Pozdnyakov considersthat in case of removal of RUSADA Russian national team can not admit to participation in the Olympic games in Tokyo.
Games will be held in the Japanese capital from July 24 to August 9, 2020. Athletes will compete for medals in 339 types of programs.