OREANDA-NEWS. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) successfully completed the paragraphs of the report on corrective actions, which was compiled following an audit conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The audit was conducted by WADA on December 11 and 12, 2018 after restoration of the status of RUSADA as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code.

"On March 28, WADA summarized the activities of RUSADA on the successful implementation of the points indicated in the corrective actions report and sent a corresponding letter to the RUSADA management. The text also noted the successful experience of RUSADA in using a large number of best practices that support the implementation of high-quality anti-doping programs," RUSADA website reported.

Earlier, on March 27, Russian President Vladimir Putin, during the meeting of the Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports, noted that Russia has established cooperation with international anti-doping committees.

“Russia has fulfilled all the requirements of international anti-doping commissions, having established close interaction with them. It is necessary to solve all the problems and do everything so that at the Olympics in Tokyo our teams are not subject to any restrictions, without giving a reason for those who use sport for political purposes, to use it against Russian athletes. All ministries and departments should work as closely as possible and have common development programs,” Russian media cites Putin’s words.

On September 20, 2018, the WADA Executive Committee restored the full status of RUSADA, of which it was deprived in November 2015. This year, on January 17, WADA reported that the experts successfully obtained data from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory database. It was later announced that RUSADA’s status as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code was retained.