Contents tagged with WADA

  • Russia overjoyed by fake news of anti-doping whistleblower suicide attempt

    On Wednesday June 27, the Russian media virtually buried alive the former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) informant Grigory Rodchenkov.

    The RT TV channel was among the first to report that Rodchenkov had attempted to take his own life, citing Alexander Ionov, deputy president of the Russian branch of the International Human Rights Defense Committee. Ionov claimed to have received information which was being “carefully concealed by the US intelligence …

  • Russia for the first time admits its responsibility in doping scandal

    In a letter to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Russia admitted responsibility for systematic doping violations. “The serious crisis that hit Russian sport is due to unacceptable manipulations with the anti-doping system, which were disclosed by the leadership of WADA and the International Olympic Committee,” the letter reads, as quoted by the French sports newspaper L’Equipe.  

    “On behalf of the organizations that we represent, we sincerely regret the manipulations and practices that have …

  • Czech biathlete: There is no anti-doping agency in Russia that would comply with the WADA Code

    Czech biathlete Michal Krčmář doubted that his doping tests would be safe during the World Cup in Russia. According to him, the decision of the Czech national team to boycott the competitions in Tyumen is the right one, Sport iDNES cited the athlete.

    "I'm afraid to go to Russia, because there is no anti-doping agency there that complies with the WADA Code. I'm not sure that my doping tests will be safe. Nobody knows what they can do with them. If the Russians can write letters threatening us, …

  • WADA refuses to lift suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency

    The Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency or WADA decided not to restore the rights of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency or RUSADA.

    Leaving in force the decision on RUSADA, the Foundation Board noted the absence among Russian sports functionaries of the "unconditional recognition of the conclusions from the McLaren report," the BBC reports.

    RUSADA activity was suspended in November 2015 after the independent WADA commission published a report that revealed a state-supported system of …

  • Media: WADA will not restore authorization of Russian anti-doping agency

    A German ARD correspondent, Hajo Seppelt, states that according to his sources, on November 16th in Seoul, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will again state that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) does not meet WADA standards and will not be reinstated.

    According to the journalist, WADA did not receive confirmation of the implementation of two sections of the plan - Russia did not recognize the conclusions of Professor Richard McLaren about the existence of a system supporting doping …

  • Putin acknowledged the failure of the anti-doping system in Russia

    Vladimir Putin has acknowledged the failure of the Russian anti-doping system. Speaking at a conference in preparation for the 2019 Winter Universiade, the Russian President urged attendees to consider the statements made by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the report of the McLaren Independent Commission, despite the fact that their work contained ‘mistakes,’ Interfax reports.

    Putin said that Russia should recognize the use of doping and investigate and identify those responsible.

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  • IOC urges Russia to stop cyber attacks against WADA

    The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, called on Russia to stop hackers who are revealing the information about the use of illicit drugs by athletes from other countries, as reported by the Associated Press.

    According to Bach, the Committee will help the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to raise the problem of hacker attacks with Russian authorities.

    The Anti-Doping Agency said that the database hacking is a revenge for the publication of the investigation …

  • Russia to stop funding WADA in 2017

    The Russian Government has decided to discontinue their annual voluntary contributions to the budget of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Earlier, the Minister of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy, Vitaly Mutko, had threatened to cease Russian funding of WADA.

    The Russian Government excluded the paragraph on additional voluntary contributions to the World Anti-Doping Agency from the register of payments for the next year. This follows the resolution published on the official website of the …

  • Putin: All officials involved in the doping scandal will be dismissed

    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the officials named in the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) report will be temporarily suspended from their positions until an investigation into the incident is over, the Kremlin's press service reported.

    “To let us make a final decision on the responsibility of the government officials we would like to request that the WADA commission provide us with more complete, objective information information, information which is based on facts and which can …