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WADA says RUSADA is not compliant with organisation’s code - Russia’s sports ministry

November 14, 2015, 0:01 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The decision is to be approved at the WADA council’s meeting scheduled for November 18
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MOSCOW, November 13. /TASS/. A committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is not compliant with the organisation’s code. The decision is to be approved at the WADA council’s meeting scheduled for November 18, an aide to the Russian sports minister, Natalya Zhelanova, told TASS on Friday.

The WADA Independent Commission delivered on Monday a report on its investigation into doping abuse allegations involving Russian athletes and recommended that the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) suspend all athletes of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) from participation in international competitions.

It also recommended on Monday to ban for life five Russian athletes and five coaches over their involvement in doping abuse violations as well as to strip the Moscow anti-doping laboratory of its license.

On Wednesday evening, RUSADA forwarded relevant documents to WADA in regard to recent doping hype.

The ARAF sent a detailed report on its activities over the recent years to the IAAF on Thursday along with its official reaction on the report from WADA.

The Independent Commission of WADA was set up and began its work earlier in the air following a series of German documentaries on the alleged mass use of performance enhancing drugs among Russia’s filed and track athletes.

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