BREAKING: IOC Athletes’ Commission releases statement expressing disappointment and concern over RUSADA's failure to comply with WADA deadline.
“As members of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, we are extremely disappointed and concerned by the fact that RUSADA has missed the deadline of 31 December 2018 to hand over the LIMS data from the Moscow laboratory to WADA.
Over the past months, we supported the provisional reinstatement of RUSADA for three main reasons:
1) By provisionally reinstating RUSADA, Russian athletes could be tested more regularly and effectively,
2) Should RUSADA miss the set deadline, stronger and more effective sanctions would be imposed on Russia, thanks to the new International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS), and
3) The provisional reinstatement of RUSADA with a clear deadline provided us with a clear process and timeline to resolve a situation that has been ongoing since 2015.” (olympic.org)