Q Other sports

New findings in the case of the Moscow laboratory. © APA/afp / FABRICE COFFRINI

More than 200 Russians convicted of doping

According to the World Anti-Doping Agency Wada, more than 200 Russian athletes have been convicted by checking doping files from the Moscow analysis laboratory.

In total, 203 Russian athletes were sanctioned and 73 others were charged as a result of the so-called “Operation Lims,” WADA said. 182 cases are currently still being investigated.

According to Wada, the sanctions were based on data from the Laboratory Information and Management System (Lims) that the agency successfully recovered. A whistleblower leaked copies of this data from 2017 to 2012 to WADA in October 2015. By comparing this data, Wada experts determined through forensic investigations that the data previously transmitted by Moscow was “neither complete nor fully authentic.”

Rusada still without approval

In December 2019, WADA banned Russia for four years for manipulating doping data from the Moscow laboratory. Russia then filed a complaint with the International Court of Arbitration for Sport, Cas, which reduced the ban to two years. The ban expired on December 17, 2022. The re-approval of the Russian anti-doping agency Rusada is still pending. WADA had announced that it would check in three stages after the ban had expired to see whether the Russian agency would be granted approval again.

Schlagwörter: Other sports Russia doping WADA


Comments (0)

Complete your profile information to write comments.
Edit Profile

You have to sign into use the comment function.

© 2024 First Avenue GmbH