Kremlin claims to agreement with WADA on inspection of required data

The Russian government on Wednesday to let you know that it has reached an agreement with the WADA. The global dopingagentschap therefore has access to data of dopingtests of Russian athletes.

WADA staff traveled Wednesday for the second time to Moscow in the hope that the data presented to get. The viewing of the data was one of the conditions when the suspension of the Russian antidopingbureau Rusada in september was cancelled.

The research team of the WADA brought last month for a futile visit to Moscow. Russia promised several times to provide information, but let the deadline of 31 december expiry.

Pavel Kolobkov, Russian minister of Sport, was Monday already know that the data is still available and according to the Kremlin, so there is now finally an agreement was reached on the transfer.

The agreement is good news for WADA, that next Monday and Tuesday meet in the Canadian Montreal. At that meeting it will be decided on a new suspension for Rusada.

Missed deadline led to the fuss

The expiry of the deadline of 31 december led to dismay in the world of sports. Including sixteen national antidopingbureaus – including the Dutch – called WADA on to the Russians directly to suspend.

Also the athlete committee WADA demanded in a statement that Rusada all rights should lose, but so far it has not come yet. Rusada was established in 2015 suspended due to the state-controlled doping in Russian sport, and in particular in the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014.

It led to the exclusion of Russian athletes for the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang last year. Only ‘clean’ athletes from Russia were under a neutral flag to participate.

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