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Doping officers get permission to work in Russia’s ‘closed cities’ — sports minister

September 04, 14:59 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Doping control officers have been granted permission to enter Russia’s "closed territories and cities" to see if athletes resident there are in compliance with anti-doping requirements

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MOSCOW, September 4. /TASS/. Doping control officers have been granted permission to enter Russia’s "closed territories and cities" to see if athletes resident there are in compliance with anti-doping requirements, Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said at a meeting of the Independent Public Anti-doping Commission on Monday.

The working group for restoring the Russian Anti-Doping Agency RUSADA to its original status had pointed out it was impossible for doping officers to visit the so-called "closed cities." The All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) urged all athletes included in the testing pools of RUSADA and the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) to refrain from using such territories for training and to promote the implementation of the road map.

"The Sports Ministry made a decision to let doping control officers having Russian citizenship visit closed territories for doping tests," Kolobkov said. "The issue has been settled by now. The Sports Ministry is coordinating this work together with RUSADA. We have a number of regulatory documents for the doping officers’ access. The number of athletes resident in these territories ranges four to fifteen."

Since last June RUSADA has enjoyed the opportunity to plan and take doping tests under the control of the UK Anti-Doping Agency. The question of restoring RUSADA’s operation will be considered in November.

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