MOSCOW, November 23. /TASS/. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) regarding the Russian Anti-Doping Agency's (RUSADA) non-compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code, the CAS press office said in a statement on Thursday.
"The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered… a request for Arbitration filed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in relation to non-compliance matter concerning the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)," the statement from the Swiss-based court reads.
"On 22 September 2023, the WADA Executive Committee endorsed the recommendation of its Compliance Review Committee (CRC) which alleged RUSADA to be non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (the WADC) due to Russia’s federal sports legislation not being considered to be in line with the 2021 WADC," the statement said.
On November 18, WADA Director General Olivier Niggli announced that the hearing of the RUSADA’s appeal against WADA’s sanctions at the Court of Arbitration for Sport would last between six and 12 months.
WADA announced on September 22 that RUSADA was non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, due to non-conformities relating to national legislation.
RUSADA Director General Veronika Loginova told TASS on October 13 that the agency had submitted a notification to WADA on refusal to accept the statement on non-compliance to the World Anti-Doping Code. WADA announced the intention to uphold its justice at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on the same day.