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Russian inspectors likely to carry out doping tests of US athletes

IANS  |  St Petersburg 

The (RUSADA) is currently in talks with the Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on Russian experts' participation in the collection of doping samples from American athletes.

"We are now reaching an agreement with the American anti-doping agency on doping testing of US athletes. The USADA trust us," RUSADA said in an interview with news agency on Wednesday.

"We (RUSADA) have been carrying out doping tests of Canadian ice players and the completely trusts us now," he added.

Ganus also said that over 90 percent of the personnel and one hundred percent of inspectors from the RUSADA were replaced in the course of a year and a half and the staff of the currently works at the most important tournaments.

The (WADA) carried out an investigation in 2015 in regard to the activities of the RUSADA, the (ARAF), the Moscow anti-doping laboratory and the Russian Ministry, and announced the results of its probe on November 9 that year.

The commission accused certain athletes and officials of doping abuse and involvement in other activities related to violations of international regulations on performance enhancing substances. The work of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory and RUSADA was eventually suspended.

Since January 2016, the doping control in Russian has been exercised by RUSADA strictly under the supervision of the British anti-doping agency (UKAD).

In June 2017, the granted the the right to planning and collection of doping samples under the supervision of Britain's UKAD.



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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 19:28 IST