WADA suspends RUSADA, Russian anti-doping agency
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA for being non-compliant with the global body’s anti-doping charter in sports.
This decision was unanimously passed by WADA’s foundation board and would possibly bar Russian track sportspersons from participating in 2016 Rio Olympics.
WADA’s decision comes in lines with its report which had uncovered a state-sponsored doping program in Russia.
Since the release of report, RUSADA had been heavily implicated in the state-sponsored doping scandal and was accused of destroying samples requested for analysis by WADA.
Earlier, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) had suspended Russia from international competition but had left the door open for the 2016 Olympics.
About World Anti-Doping Agency
WADA is global Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that aims at harmonizing anti-doping regulations in all sports and countries. It is collective initiative led by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
It was established in 1999 in Lausanne Switzerland under so called Declaration of Lausanne to coordinate, promote and monitor the fight against drugs in sports. Its headquarters are located at Montreal, Canada.