WADA has completed an investigation against Russian athletes. The head of RUSADA believes that sanctions against Russia will be 8 years

The world anti-doping Agency (WADA) 30 April, reported about the completion of the investigation in relation to 298 of the Russian athletes, who were suspected of substitution of samples.

In a statement, WADA noted that the experts found tampering with doping samples 145 athletes. The results gave the 28 international federations.

The President of the Agency Witold Banka said that it was “the most complex investigation in the history of anti-doping”. According to him, the representatives of WADA processed 24 terabytes of data.

The head of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) Yuri Hanus, commenting on the completion of the investigation, said the Agency TASSthat “the number of violations is striking.” He suggestedthat WADA will return RUSADA accreditation and the right to work with the doping trial in eight years.

In the fall of 2015, after the report of the independent Commission WADA, headed by Richard McLaren on the mass doping in Russian sport, has been suspended the status of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) and suspended the Moscow anti-doping laboratory. The Commission McLaren gave details of the state support of doping in Russia. In particular, they talked about the substitution of doping tests to the Champions and medalists of the Olympic games in Sochi in 2014.

In 2017 WADA made a recommendation about the mismatch RUSADA code organization.

In December 2017, the international Olympic Committee because of the systematic anti-doping rule violations barred from participating in the winter Olympics in 2018 in Pyeongchang , the national Olympic Committee of the Russian Federation. Russian athletes competed under the Olympic flag. The sanctions also subjected Paralympic Committee of the Russian Federation.

RUSADA did not recognize the Commission’s findings of McLaren. However, in 2018 the Russian side has made concessions and has provided access to WADA the doping tests, it is sealed in a Moscow laboratory. 20 Sep 2018 the Executive Committee of WADA voted to restore the powers of RUSADA. 13 March 2019 WADA has removed the disqualification from RUSADA provided that international experts have access to the system laboratory information management Moscow lab.

In April, WADA said that his experts received 2262 doping control Russian athletes, kept in the Moscow laboratory.

On 2 July, the press service of the WADA was informed that the Agency suspects 298 Russian athletes anti-doping rule violation.

In September, the media reported that the Russians, before transmitting the data to WADA, forged them, trying to hide systematic doping Russian athletes.

On 9 December, the Executive Committee of the world anti-doping Agency for anti-doping rule violations for a four-year suspended Russia from international competitions, including the Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo. Russian anti-doping Agency, the same day deprived of the status of compliance with the world anti-doping code for manipulating data about urine samples, the work of the Moscow laboratory were again stopped.

27 Dec RUSADA informed WADA about their disagreement with the suspension of Russia from international competition and appealed to the CAS.

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