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.
The four-day arbitration procedure between the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) concluded today in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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.
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).
The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) arbitration procedure with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) will be heard before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) from 2-5 November in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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