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KRASNOYARSK, December 5. /TASS/. Data from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory tests should be opened for World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) specialists by December 22, 2018, Yuri Ganus, Director General of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), told reporters on Wednesday.
The WADA Executive Committee decided to reinstate RUSADA at its meeting on September 20. The Russian anti-doping agency was reinstated on condition that WADA would be granted access to the Moscow laboratory sealed by federal investigators.
Russia is also transferring all suspicious doping tests from the laboratory for re-verification by June 30, 2019.
The world’s governing anti-doping agency later announced that a group of its experts would hold a follow-up compliance audit of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency on December 11-12.
“We have clear deadlines for meeting these requirements – by December 31. This is the formal deadline. Naturally, we say that this should take place during working hours. Technically, all that should be done by December 22,” Ganus explained.
He added that he saw no reason why that data cannot not be provided. “I believe that we ourselves should be interested in finding out what is stored in the Moscow laboratory. Nobody will take away the legacy of the Sochi Olympics from us. That was one of the best organized Olympics,” he stressed, adding that the future of Russian sports depended on the doping test results.
Krasnoyarsk is hosting the All-Russian Forum for the Development of Paralympic Movement on December 4-6. The forum’s program includes a scientific-practical conference, the Siberian forum of young Paralympians, a meeting of the Russian Paralympic Committee’s Executive Committee and the Paralympic ball.
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