WADA confirms it received response on Moscow lab data
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has confirmed that it received a response from the Russian authorities regarding the inconsistencies in the database at the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory.
"WADA can confirm it has received a response from the Russian authorities to a list of detailed and technical questions WADA's Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) raised around the nature of the data that were retrieved from the Moscow Laboratory in January 2019," the agency said in a press release. "The questions were sent to give the authorities the opportunity to explain a number of inconsistencies, in line with WADA's decision on 17 September 2019 to open a formal compliance procedure against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency," TASS cited the press release as saying.
Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said earlier that the Russian Sports Ministry sent a letter to WADA with explanations about the earlier reported inconsistencies in the data retrieved from the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory.
WADA announced on September 23 that it had initiated a probe into the compliance status of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) with the Code of the world’s governing anti-doping body based on the reported inconsistencies, discovered in the data from the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory. WADA also informed the Russian side that it had a three-week time to provide explanations on the issue.