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RUSADA initiates 11 cases of suspected anti-doping rules’ violations in April

Early this year, RUSADA stated that it registered 108 suspected violations of anti-doping regulations among national athletes in 2020
Russian Anti-Doping Agency Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Russian Anti-Doping Agency
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MOSCOW, May 17. /TASS/. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has reported 11 suspected violations of anti-doping regulations among national athletes in April, the agency’s press office announced to TASS on Monday.

"We have launched 11 cases in April on suspected violations of anti-doping rules," according to the press office.

Early this year, RUSADA stated that it registered 108 suspected violations of anti-doping regulations among national athletes in 2020. In all, the Russian anti-doping body collected 8,294 doping samples in 2020.

According to the World Anti-Doping Code, the names of athletes, who violated the rules, can be made public only after investigations into their cases are closed.

In 2019, RUSADA carried out 9,743 doping inspections collecting 11,316 samples, which was higher of the agency’s earlier announced annual target of 11,000 samples. The agency reported 202 suspected cases of the anti-doping rules violations that year, while the figure for this matter stood at 146 in 2018.