Russian Anti-Doping Agency to continue making annual contributions to WADA

Russian Anti-Doping Agency to continue making annual contributions to WADA
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  • calendar-gray 23 December 2020

Russia will continue making its annual financial contributions to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) although the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was declared last week as non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, APA reports citing TASS.

National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) are obliged to make annual contributions to WADA’s budget. This year, WADA anticipated to rake in about $39 million in contributions and Russia was one of the first to make a contribution of $1,015,977 in late March.

"Government contributions are not linked to the compliance of NADOs so yes, Russia will still be expected to make its annual contribution to WADA," the statement reads.

The press office of the world’s governing anti-doping body in sports also added in its statement that Russia’s "contribution for 2021 is USD 1,091,877."

Last Thursday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld WADA’s decision on a number of sanctions against Russian sports and declared RUSADA as non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code.

The Swiss-based court said in a statement on December 17 that the CAS Panel "unanimously determined RUSADA to be non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) in connection with its failure to procure the delivery of the authentic LIMS data (Laboratory Information Management System) and underlying analytical data of the former Moscow Laboratory to WADA" in the period between 2012 and 2015. The Russian authorities deny accusations of manipulation.

On Monday, WADA’s press service told TASS that RUSADA was still eligible to continue with its work on doping testing of national athletes, despite the CAS ruling.

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