The World Anti-Doping Agency will announce a ruling on January 22 on Russia’s failure to comply with a deadline to turn over Moscow laboratory data.
WADA’s executive committee will announce on January 22 if Russia should face new sanctions after failing to meet a deadline to turn over data from a Moscow laboratory.
The World Anti-Doping Agency’s compliance review committee (CRC) will make its recommendation by Thursday after meeting members of a WADA inspection team on Monday and Tuesday in Montreal.
It could recommend that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has met its obligations and confirm its conditional compliance or that the Russian agency should be ruled non-compliant and face new sanctions.
The December 31 deadline was a key condition of WADA’s September decision to reinstate RUSADA.
RUSADA was suspended in 2015 after a WADA-commissioned report outlined evidence of state-backed, systematic doping in Russian athletics, allegations Moscow has denied.
After much stalling, Russian authorities finally allowed a WADA inspection team into the tainted Moscow laboratory on Wednesday to retrieve data.
A five-member inspection team was sent home last month from Moscow without the extracted data after Russian authorities said the team’s equipment was not certified under their law.
Once WADA is in possession of the data, Russian authorities must also ensure any re-analysis of samples is completed by no later than June 30.
WADA on Saturday said its executive committee members had requested until Thursday to review the CRC recommendation and to consult its stakeholders.
WADA will publicly communicate the executive committee’s decision after a January 22 conference call.
Travis Tygart, chief executive officer of the US Anti-Doping Agency, has called for Russia to be declared non-compliant until testing is completed even if Russia does hand over doping data.