The Ministry of Sports announced the full compliance of the law on doping with the requirements of WADA

Matytsin: Russian legislation fully complies with the anti-doping convention

MOSCOW, 17 Jan – Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin said that Russian legislation is fully consistent with the International Convention against Doping in Sport, and Russian anti-doping rules are in line with the World Anti-Doping Code, the press service of the Russian Ministry of Sports reports.
On Tuesday, the head of the department took part in a meeting of the presidium of the eighth session of the Conference of the Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport, which was held in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). Matytsin noted that Russian legislation is fully consistent with the convention, and Russian anti-doping rules – with the world code.
Matytsin noted that the government commission on the International Convention against Doping in Sport, which includes the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, the Russian Olympic and Paralympic Committees and other departments, is effectively working in the country.
Earlier, WADA President Vitold Banka, following a meeting of the organization’s founding board, said that the anti-doping code has not been implemented into Russian laws and this is an obstacle to the automatic restoration of the full status of RUSADA after December 17, 2022 – the date when sanctions against Russian sports expire. RUSADA reported that the organization informs WADA about the progress of consideration of the draft law on amendments to the law “On physical culture and sports in the Russian Federation” in the State Duma.

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