RUSADA reinstated by WADA Executive Committee

RUSADA reinstated by WADA Executive Committee

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee voted 9-2 in favour of the reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) at a meeting in the Seychelles today, reported.

The decision to rubber-stamp the recommendation from the Compliance Review Committee (CRC) was widely expected, with one member confirming yesterday that all five representatives of the Sports Movement would vote to declare RUSADA compliant.

There was one abstention, insidethegames understands, thought to have been the Polish official standing in for absent Sports Minister and WADA Presidential candidate Witold Bańka.

WADA vice-president Linda Helleland and New Zealand representative Clayton Cosgrove were the only two to vote against.