Contents tagged with RUSADA

  • Head of Russian Anti-Doping Agency confirms Russia’s state-level support of doping

    Yuri Ganus, Director-General of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), when asked about the possibility of doping samples being substituted during the Olympics in Sochi, admitted that doping had been supported on the government level in Russia.

    “These changes in the database, what are they? Support on a state level? Yes, it turns out. It was done by people endowed with serious government powers. The problems were on the highest level of the sporting leadership. That is, the highest level of …

  • World Anti-Doping Agency will make another attempt to obtain doping tests from Russian laboratory

    On January 9, experts of the World Anti-Doping Agency or WADA will arrive in Russia again on January 9 to obtain data from the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, the WADA website reported on January 7.

    A three-person expert team will attempt to access and extract data from the Laboratory Information Management System and the underlying analytical data generated by the former Moscow Laboratory.

    The Statement of the WADA stresses that "Access to and subsequent authentication and analysis of the …

  • USA demands that World Anti-Doping Agency ban Russia from taking part in competitions

    The US Anti-Doping Agency called for the exclusion of Russian athletes from competitions because of the delays in providing access to the Moscow anti-doping laboratory data, Radio Svoboda reports. 

    As reported by ESPN, the CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Travis Tygart believes that they should stop being led on by Russia. In late December, a group of experts from WADA received access to the Moscow anti-doping laboratory but Russian officials prevented WADA from extracting …

  • Head of Russian Anti-Doping Agency to Putin: Russian sport may end up in isolation

    If Russia refuses to provide the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with the data of Russian athletes’ doping samples by December 31, Russian athletes may lose the right to compete abroad, and Russia will not be able to host international competitions, Yury Ganus, the head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) stated in his address to Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

    According to Ganus, if WADA conditions are not fillfilled, RUSADA will be disqualified in mid-January. "The revocation of …

  • Russia prevents World Anti-Doping Agency from obtaining doping data

    On December 17th, specialists of the World Anti-Doping Agency arrived in Moscow to extract data from the doping tests of Russian athletes for the period from 2011 to 2015 but they were not able to obtain these samples. According to Interfax, citing WADA’s press release, Moscow has demanded that the sampling equipment be certified in Russia. 

    According to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s General Director Yuriy Ganus, failure to give WADA experts access to the doping samples, indicates that the …

  • 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 …