WADA deprived Russia of the right to speak at the Olympics and World Championships

WADA deprived Russia of the right to speak at the Olympics and World Championships 

The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unanimously adopted the recommendation of the organization’s committee to deprive the Russian Anti-Doping Agency of its compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code. According to the Russian edition of TASS, citing an agency statement.

“The recommendation of the compliance committee was unanimously approved,” the statement said.

In addition, Russia for four years will lose its right to host world championships and submit applications for their holding; the WADA executive committee also introduced a four-year ban on attending international sporting events by Russian civil servants and the leadership of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and the Russian Paralympic Committee (RCC).

At the same time, the first deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Svetlana Zhurova said that Russia would appeal to the sports arbitration in Lausanne to appeal the decision of WADA.

The WADA decision in Russia will enter into force 21 days after the appeal to the CAS.


Recall that earlier the World Anti-Doping Agency received a database of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory for the period from January 2012 to August 2015.
In August 2016, the World Anti-Doping Agency called for the removal of Russian athletes from all competitions, including the Olympics. This happened after the “A” doping tests of 14 Russian athletes from three sports taken at the Beijing Olympics gave a positive result.

At the same time, on August 2, the session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) supported the decision of the organization’s executive committee of July 24 not to exclude Russian athletes from participating in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.