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WADA Points Out Regulation Non-Compliance in Russia, Israel, Argentina

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An employee working in the laboratory of the anti-doping center accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in Moscow - Sputnik International
The World Anti-Doping Agency has pointed to a number of code non-compliance issues in various countries.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has pointed to a number of code non-compliance issues in various countries, including Russia, Israel and Argentina.

"Argentina, Bolivia & Ukraine are using non-accredited laboratories for urine and blood testing," WADA Compliance Chair said as citing on the agency’s official Twitter account.

WADA also pointed out that Israel and Andorra do not have 2015 World Anti-Doping Code compliant rules in place and that Russia is also facing non-compliance issues.


The WADA Compliance Review Committee said as quoted on the WADA Twitter account that it was "unanimous in its view that RUSADA [Russian Anti-Doping Agency] should be declared non-compliant with immediate effect."

According to WADA, non-compliance with anti-doping regulations means that anti-doping organizations cannot conduct operations until they reinstall the quality of their anti-doping programs.

WADA’s independent investigative commission issued a report last week accusing Russia of violating global anti-doping codes and recommending that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) suspend Russia from international athletics, including the 2016 Olympic Games.

The IAAF then provisionally suspended the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) from IAAF membership, while WADA temporarily removed its accreditation of the Moscow-based RUSADA anti-doping laboratory.

RUSADA had stated that it has the right to continue its activities in the event of being declared non-compliant by WADA. The anti-doping laboratory has also expressed willingness to cooperate with WADA on resolving non-compliance issues.

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