Kolobkov: RUSADA fulfills all WADA obligations for its membership reinstatement
Russia fulfills all obligations set by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for full membership reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) with the global organization, Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said.
"In line with the WADA Executive Committee’s ruling, the Russian side handed over all of the required samples. WADA experts were granted full access to the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory to retrieve the data ," TASS cited Kolobkov as saying.
"We are fulfilling all obligations, which we were capable of fulfilling. This year we have been in such a tight cooperation with WADA that we had never been before," the minister added.
The WADA Executive Committee reinstated the compliance status of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) on September 20, 2018 on condition that WADA experts would be granted access before December 31, 2018 to doping samples at the Moscow Anti-Doping Lab, which was sealed off in connection with a federal investigation.