World anti doping association will find a date to visit Russia

Russia sport minister had confirm that they were arranging to meet the representative from world anti doping association to come and visit their laboratory and gather data.
 
The whole scenario is hot in the air due to the suspension of RUSADA or Russia Anti Doping Association. RUSADA has been on the verge of many doping scandal that their activity and involvement was suspended by WADA.
 
RUSADA was stripped of its accreditation in 2015 after a WADA-commissioned report found evidence of widespread state-sponsored doping in Russian athletics, but conditionally – and controversially – reinstated in September.
 
If judicial authorities fail to hand over laboratory data by the end of the year, it will again lose its status, raising the prospect of Russia being banned from a second consecutive Olympics and remaining shut out of international athletics.
 
The minister, Pavel Kolobkov, said his ministry had received a letter from WADA president Craig Reedie outlining “the options for organising the process of copying the data from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory” and specifying the equipment to be used.
 
A WADA team returned from Moscow empty-handed this month after Russian authorities said their equipment was not certified under Russian law.
 
WADA has said its Compliance Review Committee will review a report by the team when it meets on January 14 and 15 in Montreal.
 
“In parallel we continue to make efforts to retrieve the lab data and as such we remain in contact with the Russian authorities in that regard,” a spokesperson for WADA said in an e-mail on Saturday.
 
Kolobkov said that Russia’s Investigative Committee, which is holding the data for its own probe, had approved the equipment to be used.
 
He said WADA and Russia had a “mutual understanding” on the issue, adding: “We are currently discussing a date for the next visit.”

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