Suspicious irregularities in the dopingdata, Russia has handed over to Wada, could lead to new exclusion.
the delay was Russia in January handed over the extensive amount of dopingprøvedata from the laboratory, in Moscow, The International anti-doping agency (Wada) had asked for.
however, It turned out that there were many irregularities in the submitted data, and after an examination by a panel of Wada is the suspicion of cheating with the data not been dulmet.
the Panel has recommended Wadas leadership, that Russia's anti-doping agency (Rusada) again becomes suspended. It shall notify the Wadas Compliance Review Committee (CRC).
The recommendation must Wadas management decide on a meeting 9. december in Paris.
After its unveiling in 2015 of the state-sponsored doping in Russia was Rusada suspended, but despite a lot of criticism from several sides believed Wada in september 2018, to Rusada now lived up to the requirements. Why was the Atlasbet suspension lifted.
But the delivery of the data has got the alarm bells ringing again, and it is not only a new suspension of the Rusada and the laboratory, in Moscow, is threatening.
Russia also risks exclusion from the OLYMPICS in Tokyo next summer, as it was also the case at the winter OLYMPICS in 2018.
Wada has previously announced that it was ready with "the strictest of sanctions", if you found out that there had been 'cheated' with the provided data.
Following the recommendation from the Wada panel could something indicate that it has happened.
At the US anti-doping agency (Usada) it is expected that Wada would crack down hard. Usada chief Travis Tygart writes in an email to AFP:
- Anything other than a penalty of four years for this serious breach, which include aggravated circumstances, after years of denial and deception, will be yet another injustice in a number of many clean athletes, believe Tygart.
Although Russia was excluded from the winter OLYMPICS, got the Russian athletes, which could prove that they were not involved in the dopingsnyd, allowed to stand under a neutral flag.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 23 November 2019, 11:00