The head of WADA Craig reedy


MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. The world anti-doping Agency (WADA) welcomes the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said Wednesday about the need to listen to the needs of your organization. This was stated by the President of WADA Craig reedy, quoted by the press service of the organization.

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On Wednesday, Putin at meeting on preparation for the Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk said that Russia should listen to what did the independent Commission WADA under the leadership of Richard McLaren, the results of its work, as well as to the requirements of WADA.

“WADA is encouraged by this sign of progress emanating from the highest political levels in Russia, said reedy . – Starting in November 2015, WADA, anti-Doping Agency of the UK and others worked hard to support Russia’s efforts to restore robust anti-doping system. Public recognition by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin of the fact that the country’s anti-doping system has not worked, is an important step in the right direction.”

WADA independent Commission November 9, 2015 released the results of the investigation activities of the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla), the Moscow anti-doping lab, the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) and the Ministry of sport of the Russian Federation. She made a number of allegations against officials and athletes.

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Later RUSADA and anti-doping laboratory Moscow suspended its work. The Council of founders WADA 18 November 2015, approved the decision of the Committee about the disparity between RUSADA of the WADA code. One of the criteria for recovery of the Agency’s activities was the invitation of foreign experts, who were Australian Peter Nicholson and Eva Lukosiute-Stanikuniene from Lithuania. Another item to return RUSADA status is the so-called change in “cultural attitude to doping” in the country.

“In November 2015, WADA has created a road map to lead RUSADA in accordance with the world anti-doping code, said WADA Director General Olivier Niggli. RUSADA must demonstrate that her work is truly Autonomous, independent from external interference and has adequate resources to carry out tasks for the protection of clean athletes both in Russia and abroad. Once RUSADA and its governing structures have successfully demonstrated that it can achieve such independence, and the Russian activities can be justified in the eyes of clean athletes and other stakeholders worldwide.”