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IC on Doping in Sports submitted its report to WADA

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The Independent commission on doping headed by Richard W. Pound has submitted its report to World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on 9 November 2015 in Vienna, Switzerland.

  • On 16 December 2014 WADA instigated 3 members Independent Commission (IC) comprised of Mr. Richard W. Pound, Mr. Richard H. McLaren & Mr. Gunter Younger to investigate the allegations raised from the German documentary named “Top Secret Doping: How Russia makes its Winners”.
  • IC was given with a responsibility to validate the breaches of processes or rules, breach of the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL), breaches of anti-doping rules by athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors and other members.

IC on Doping in Sports submitted its report to WADAHighlights of Report

  • Grigory Rodchenkov (Director of the Moscow Laboratory) should be permanently removed from his position.
  • Sergei Nikolaevich Portugalov (Chief of the ARAF Medical Commission) should be permanently removed from his position.
  • Moscow Laboratory to be provisionally suspended from all testing activities and all samples collected in Russia be sent for analysis at other accredited laboratories.
  • World Anti-Doping Agency imposes lifetime bans on five Russian coaches and five athletes, including the gold and bronze medalists in the women’s 800 meters at the 2012 London Olympics.
  • RUSADA and ARAF * should be immediately declared as Code non-compliant.
  • Wada shall make all the declarations and take all the actions recommended in this Report.

*RUSADA – Russian National Anti-Doping Agency
ARAF – All-Russian Athletics Federation

About WADA
WADA is an international independent agency was created to bring consistency in anti-doping policies and regulations by monitoring their implementation within sports organizations and governments worldwide.

  • It was established in November 10, 1999.
  • Headquarter – Montreal, Quebec, Canada