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WADA confident of CAS decision on RUSADA dispute before Olympics

2020-05-21 16:19:00 Xinhuanet

BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Friday it was confident that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will make a decision to resolve the dispute between WADA and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency before the Tokyo Olympic Games next year.

"Now that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed, WADA is confident that a decision will be available well in advance of the Games in 2021. As outlined in March to the anti-doping community, under CAS rules, WADA cannot comment on this pending case or any other pending cases," WADA said in a statement after its second Executive Committee meeting of the year Friday.

WADA's Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Director, Gunter Younger, gave an update that the I&I had completed its investigation of 298 Russian athletes that it targeted as part of 'Operation LIMS' and has provided detailed case packages to a total of 28 anti-doping organizations.

WADA President Witold Banka said: "Today, the WADA ExCo had productive discussions aimed at moving the Agency's clean sport agenda forward despite the ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19. It was very encouraging to hear about the significant advances made by the WADA team in these challenging times of pandemic." Enditem

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