Between May and the end of July 2022, 17 convictions were handed down to Russian athletes, for which an increase in sanctions is expected, according to the official website of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Photo: Official website of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) increased the number of sentences handed down to Russian athletes according to the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory (LIMS) database, it reached 138, the agency’s press service reported on its official website.
“Cases related to WADA obtaining data and samples from the Moscow laboratory in 2019 continue to be considered. The Executive Committee was informed that an additional 17 cases between May 2022 and the end of July 2022 were successfully convicted, bringing the total to 138 cases so far. More are expected as all cases are under investigation,” in a post on the organization’s official website.
In December 2019, WADA’s executive committee recognized that RUSADA did not comply with the anti-doping code and suspended Russian athletes for four years from international tournaments, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
On December 17, 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) eased WADA’s sanctions and reduced the Russians’ suspension to two years.
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