WADA experts arrive in Moscow
Experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) arrived in Moscow yesterday evening to retrieve data from the former Moscow Laboratory.
The access to the data of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory before the yearend is one of the key requirements for RUSADA’s full membership reinstatement with WADA.
The team is led by independent expert Dr. Jose Antonio Pascual. The data extraction is expected to take three days, TASS reported.
Earlier, RUSADA Director General Yury Ganus said that the data of the Moscow Laboratory should be made accessible for WADA specialists before December 22.
The previous visit of WADA specialists to the Russian capital’s laboratory, which stores doping samples of Russian athletes and tests’ results for the period between 2011 and 2015, was held in late November. Three WADA experts discussed with the Russian authorities further steps concerning the analysis of the laboratory’s data.