Because of the number of innovations in the official documentation of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) Russia will be deprived of the right to hold international sporting events from 1 April 2018 – as a country without accredited national anti-doping Agency. This was announced on 27 February, the website championat.com.
The new international standard for compliance with the code by WADA signatories (ISCCS) was adopted in November 2017. Then WADA refused to restore the rights of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) because of the requirements put forward after the investigation into doping scandal by the Commission by Richard McLaren.
Russia, therefore, is not a signatory to the ISCCS, entering into force on 1 April.
Russian edition.claims that vada «had to even edit your code» by changing the article 20.3.11, which States:
To do everything possibleto bid to host the world Championships were accepted only from countries whose governments have ratified, accepted, approved of the UNESCO Convention or acceded to it, and the national Olympic committees, national Paralympic committees and national anti-doping organization was found to comply with the code.
In the ISCCS, this article is set out as follows:
Accept applications to host the world Cup and other international sporting events only from those countries whose governments have ratified, accepted, approved of the UNESCO Convention or acceded to it, and the national Olympic committees and national anti-doping organization was found to comply with the code.
«From April 1, 2018 and until then, while RUSADA will not be reinstated, no new Russia’s bid to host international competitions, served in the Federation that signed the WADA code, will not even be considered. Once in the shredder, as they say. In other words, with those tournaments, the contracts that have been signed, nothing will happen. But after they expire, Russia will have no world and European Championships, no phases of auto and motorcycle racing, no world Cup any sport, chess Competitions, University Games and World military games,» writes the author of the article on the website championat.com.
However, on the website of WADA there are no mentions about the changes in the code of the organization. The current edition will remain in force until 2021, and the submission process of editorial amendments and their approval will last until 2019.
ISCCS is a separate, WADA-approved document, to implement the provisions of which signatories commit to «harmonize anti-doping programmes at the national and international levels».
As reported in the press service of the WADA website life.ru because RUSADA currently not consistent with the code agencies, the international federations are encouraged to avoid the world Championships in Russia, but on a total ban.
The doping scandal around Russian sport began in November 2015, when the WADA has published a report which accused the Russian Federation in government support of doping. The report noted that Russian special services were covered systematic doping Russian athletes, admits the «direct intimidation and interference» in the work of the WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratory in Moscow.
The independent Commission of McLaren in 2016, gave details of the state support of doping in Russia. In particular, they talked about the substitution of doping tests to the Champions and medalists of the winter Olympic games 2014 in Sochi.
The national Olympic Committee of the Russian Federation was suspended from the winter Olympics in 2018, the Russians participated in the Games as «Olympic athletes of Russia».
Russian media reported that from April 1, WADA will deprive Russia of the right to hold international competitions 27.02.2018