WADA Leadership holds talks with Russia’s Sports Minister regarding RUSADA’s requirements for reinstatement


The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) President, Witold Bańka, Director General, Olivier Niggli, and other members of WADA Leadership met with the Sports Minister of the Russian Federation, Oleg Matytsin, and other members of his delegation in Istanbul, Turkey. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the requirements that must be fulfilled by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the Russian authorities for RUSADA to be reinstated as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), when the two-year period of consequences prescribed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in December 2020 expires.

Russian Bodybuilding Federation


Russian Bodybuilding Federation, following the decision by Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee RAA RUSADA, rendered the decision that made coach Bykov Sergey ineligible for 8 years for violation of art. 2.6, art. 2.7, art. 2.8 and art. 2.9 of the All-Russian Anti-Doping Rules, the period commencing on March 25, 2021.

UKAD statement following Russia CAS Appeal and Ruling


Speaking on the announcement, UKAD Chief Executive Nicole Sapstead said, “Whilst we welcome the decision today to uphold WADA’s historic ban on Russia, we are frustrated that the ban has been reduced to two-years by Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).


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