The World Anti-Doping Agency has started compliance proceedings against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) over exactly what it said were inconsistencies in data supplied to WADA in January this season.
RUSADA is in danger of being announced non-compliant by WADA only months following a suspension has been lifted, which could put increased stress on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to exclude Russia from the Tokyo Olympics following year for failing to make certain that its athletes are sterile.
The WADA Executive Committee received a report on Monday updating it upon the analysis of data from the Moscow laboratory which included thousands of anti-doping tests undergone by sportsmen and women’s outcomes.
“The ExCO was informed that additional evaluation… of inconsistencies in Moscow Laboratory information had headed WADA to open an official compliance process from RUSADA on September 17 2019,” WADA explained in a statement.
The organization said 47 instances were highlighted and were being acted on.
Jonathan Taylor, chair of WADA’s Compliance Review Committee, introduced the data to the committee in Tokyo on Monday.
Because a 2015 report summarized signs of systematic doping in Russian athletics WADA was under pressure to bring Russia.
That has been amplified when a report by lawyer Richard McLaren showed evidence of doping and analyzing manipulation in Russia across sports.
Last Septemberthe WADA executive committee voted to reinstate RUSADA before it had fulfilled the demands laid out in a”Roadmap to Compliance”, which contained handing on the information in the Moscow lab.
Analysis was performed by WADA researchers before passing the information to international sports federations to take measures against the athletes after the trials and data from the Moscow lab were handed .
The International Weightlifting Federation suspended 12 Russian athletes.
The Russian Athletics Federation (Rusaf) stays banned from global competition.
The governing council of the IAAF, athletics’ judgment body, meets in Doha on Monday.