OREANDA-NEWS. Hearing in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne on the fairness of sanctions imposed on Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not be held in public.

This is reported on the official website of the court. “The hearing, which will not take place before the end of April 2020, will not be held in public due to the absence of an agreement between all parties concerned. Further information will be communicated once the hearing date has been fixed,” the statement reads.

The panel of arbitrators will be composed of representatives of Australia, Italy and France/Iran.

Earlier, WADA proposed making the hearing public. Deputy Director General of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Margarita Pakhnotskaya said that “there is reason for such a demand,” because “the topic is socially significant” and open hearing “gives all interested parties the opportunity to understand what is happening.”