UKAD Athletes' Committee calls for Russian Anti-Doping to be declared non-compliant

UK Anti-Doping

The UK Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD) Athletes' Committee has issued a statement calling on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to declare the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) non-compliant immediately after it missed the deadline to provide WADA with data from the Moscow Laboratory. After being banned in 2015 over allegations surrounding state-sponsored doping , RUSADA was reinstated in September on the condition that they allow access to the Moscow Laboratory on December 31. However, they were turned away and WADA confirmed on Tuesday that the deadline to hand over the requested information had passed. The UKAD Athletes' Committee, which is chaired by former rower Sarah Winckless and counts track cyclist Callum Skinner among its members, was vocal in its condemnation of the decision to reinstate RUSADA in the first place. In response to the latest news, it asked WADA president Craig Reedie and Director General Olivier Niggli "to show leadership and take ...

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