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UKAD to continue cooperating with Russian anti-doping agency until its reinstatement

December 09, 2016, 17:07 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The statement comes following the second part of the report from the WADA Independent Commission regarding the allegedly widespread doping abuse in Russian sports

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MOSCOW, December 9. /TASS/. Britain’s anti-doping agency UKAD will continue cooperating with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) until the latter is reinstated in its rights with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the British agency told TASS on Friday.

"We continue to work with WADA on providing a sample collection service to RUSADA during their period of non-compliance," UKAD’s press service said in its statement for TASS.

The statement comes following the second part of the report from the WADA Independent Commission on Friday regarding the allegedly widespread doping abuse in Russian sports.

According to the Part 2 report, delivered by the commission’s chairman, Canadian sports law professor, Richard McLaren in London, over 1,000 Russian athletes competing in summer, winter and Paralympic sports could have been involved in the manipulations system to conceal positive doping tests.

A year ago the WADA Independent Commission carried out an investigation in regard to the activities of RUSADA, the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF), the Moscow anti-doping laboratory and the Russian Sports Ministry, and announced the results of the probe on November 9.

The commission accused certain athletes and sports officials of doping abuse and involvement in other activities related to violations of international regulations on performance enhancing substances. The work of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory and RUSADA was eventually suspended.

Starting this year doping control over anti-doping regulations in Russian sports has been exercised by RUSADA strictly under the supervision of the British anti-doping agency (UKAD).

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