RUSADA Disputes Allegations of Non-Compliance by WADA

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has disputed the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) allegation of non-compliance, the proposed consequences and reinstatement conditions.

Due to non-conformities relating to national legislation that was discovered during a virtual audit in September 2022, RUSADA was held to be non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. Months later, the consequences imposed on RUSADA by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for a period of 2 years, ceased to be operative.

Thereafter, in September 2023, based on the recommendations of the Compliance Review Committee (CRC), WADA’s Executive Committee decided to impose new sanctions on RUSADA for its continued non-compliance with the WADA Code. As per Article 9.3.1 of the International Standard International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS), RUSADA was given 21 days’ time to dispute the sanctions and the reinstatement conditions.

Since the RUSADA has disputed the sanctions and reinstatement conditions, the case will be put up before the CAS and the consequences will not be enforced till a decision is taken by the CAS.