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The World Anti-Doping Agency: Russia should be “treated the same as others” (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a quick look at The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) deciding to not re-impose a suspension on Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA, despite Moscow missing a deadline to hand over laboratory data.

In its decision, and facing immense pressure from western anti-Russian institutions, WADA’s Compliance Review Committee (CRC) decided RUSADA would not be treated any differently than other members and ruled against sanctions.

Jonathan Taylor, chair of the CRC during a conference call said…

“In the usual case the signatory would be given three months to correct.”

“The CRC considered whether it should recommend any sanction for the late compliance but in light of the international standards that says signatories should be given opportunities to comply, including at the last moment before the meeting takes place, it was decided this case should be treated the same as others.”

“RUSADA should receive the same treatment as other signatories receive, so therefore there is no recommendation for punishment.”

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Via RT

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee has voted to uphold a reinstatement of the Russian anti-doping body, despite pressure from international organizations which demanded a suspension.

“Today, the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) decided to continue applying the conditions outlined in its 20 September 2018 decision that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) must fulfill to maintain compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), after endorsing a recommendation of  WADA’s independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) during an ExCo meeting held by conference call,” says WADA’s statement.

Last week, WADA’s three-person expert team successfully extracted the data which will be scrupulously analyzed by independent doping experts.

Access to the laboratory was a key factor in restoring Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to compliance status, with WADA having to emphasize it could suspend the body again if deadlines were not met.

WADA experts failed to retrieve the data on the first attempt after being told that their equipment was not certified under Russian law. The failure to receive the doping data by the end of the year, as it had been outlined by WADA, triggered a wave of criticism from multiple international organizations, including 16 national anti-doping organizations, which called for RUSADA to be suspended again.

After all technical issues regarding the data extraction were eliminated, WADA officials easily copied the data completing their mission in Moscow. After receiving the data, WADA admitted that the final condition in reinstating RUSADA was fulfilled.

RUSADA was reinstated in September after a three-year suspension imposed for alleged state-sponsored doping in the country.

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Olivia Kroth

Finally a good decision by WADA, thank God. I hope it will last. WADA is a very fickle institution, today they say this, tomorrow that. WADA should be restructured. Its board of directors should include Russian and Chinese experts. So far, there are none.

Olivia Kroth

All the Russian sportspeople who were slandered by Mc Laren should sue him for damage and demand all the money they lost by being suspended. That would amount to millions and ruin that awful lying criminal.


A very good idea!

Two thumbs up.

Olivia Kroth

Thank you for doing justice to RUSADA, Alex and Alexander. A great analysis by the DURAN, as always!


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Rick Oliver
Rick Oliver

Was just watching a Youtube review about a lawyer for WADA , who said that there was no justification to impose bans on the Russian Athletes at the last Olympics !! But he failed to say why they went along with the Wests ban. It does not take a scientist to work out that the WADA is in the back pocket of the Western Worlds Athletic programme , turning a corrupt blind eye to what`s going on !! Propaganda ensures the Western countries win all the gold medals while countries like Russia are banned !!! Looking at the American Williams… Read more »


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