WADA experts conclude second visit to Moscow Anti-Doping Lab

WADA experts conclude second visit to Moscow Anti-Doping Lab

A delegation of experts from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has completed its second visit to Russia to the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Friday, TASS reports.

The five-person delegation of experts led by independent expert Dr. Jose Antonio Pascual, who is a research scientist and academic in Barcelona, arrived in Moscow on December 17 to access data of the Moscow Anti-Doping Lab, as required by WADA’s Executive Committee decision of September 20.

"WADA experts have concluded today their second visit," Kolobkov said speaking at the ministry’s extended board meeting. "Several technical issues remain to be settled."

"The experts are satisfied with the visit," Kolobkov said adding that they were planning to come back with another visit to the Moscow Anti-Doping Lab.

"We should receive by the yearend an official statement from WADA regarding another visit of independent experts to the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory. There will be another visit."