International Tennis Federation: Russian players to undergo doping tests abroad

International Tennis Federation: Russian players to undergo doping tests abroad
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  • calendar-gray 10 December 2019

Russian tennis players will be undergoing tests for banned performance enhancing drugs outside their country, the press service of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said in a statement for TASS, APA reports.

The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) approved on Monday the recommendations of its Compliance Review Committee (CRC) to cancel the compliance status of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as well as to strip Russia of the right to participate in major international sports tournaments, including the Olympics and World Championships, for the period of four years.

"Tennis has a zero tolerance anti-doping policy," the ITF statement reads. "All players competing at Grand Slams and ITF, WTA and ATP sanctioned events are subject to the WADA-compliant Tennis Anti-Doping Program (TADP); a comprehensive program which includes athlete biological passports, in-competition and out-of-competition testing and the year-round whereabouts program."

"Russian players will have been tested under the TADP, outside of Russia," the statement added.

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