Russia’s anti-doping agency has been reinstated after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee voted to end a three-year ban. The decisions came after an agreement was reached between Russia’s agency and the global doping watchdog on two remaining requirements stipulated by WADA.
RUSADA was declared compliant with the WADA code at an Executive Board meeting in the Seychelles on Thursday.
The requirements were to publicly accept the findings of the WADA-commissioned investigation into alleged state-sponsored doping by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, and to provide access to samples in Moscow’s anti-doping laboratory.
In a letter sent to WADA on September 13, the Russian Ministry of Sport outlined that it “fully accepted” the findings of the Schmid Report, which led to the country’s ban from the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
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