COC statement on WADA’s decision to reinstate RUSADA

TORONTO (September 20, 2018) – The Canadian Olympic Committee issued the following statement regarding WADA’s decision to reinstate RUSADA:

“We are disappointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s announcement today and request that WADA provide the detailed rationale behind the decision and how this supports playing by the rules. If this decision stands, it is imperative that WADA publish a clear Roadmap including a definition of the “strict conditions” and “agreed process” referenced in their announcement as well as definite timelines, means of enforcement, and a regular reporting mechanism.”

 Tricia Smith, President, Canadian Olympic Committee



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