Russia sends response to WADA concerns

MOSCOW: Russia has fully responded to all questions raised by the World Anti-Doping Agency about inconsistencies in the data of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, according to the sports minister Pavel Kolobkov .

WADA confirmed that it had received the response that Kolobkov said that on Tuesday night he addressed all concerns raised by the anti-doping control body.

We are sure that we meet all the requirements, Kolobkov said in a statement quoted by the TASS agency.

"We are ready to continue cooperating to come out of this situation as quickly as possible so that there are no more questions for Russia ."

Russia 's Athletics Federation has been banned from international competition since 2015 over a vast state-run doping conspiracy, and the International Association of Athletics Federations last month extended the ban.

Also last month WADA gave Russia three weeks to address the questions pertaining to data handed over by the Moscow lab from the years 2011-2015 when state-sponsored doping was prevalent.

On Tuesday, WADA said it "has received a response from the Russia n authorities" which will be analysed by WADA and "independent forensic experts" who will then report back in due process.

Russia stands to be declared non-compliant by WADA if its letter fails to explain why evidence of some positive tests handed over by a whistleblower they do not appear in the data provided by the Moscow anti-doping laboratory in January.

That would increase the possibility of a new ban on the country in the preparation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

comments