OREANDA-NEWSThe management of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was opposed to closed hearings at the Sports Arbitration Court in Lausanne with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). This was announced to the Russian media by the head of RUSADA Yuri Ganus.

Earlier, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, in an interview with Russian media, said that RUSADA, as one of the two main participants in the process, in its recommendation spoke out for the closed nature of the court with WADA. The founders of RUSADA include the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation and the Olympic Committee of Russia. CAS will consider the dispute in the case of WADA and RUSADA from November 2 to 5, 2020. The trial will be closed.

WADA stripped RUSADA of compliance status for manipulating data from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory in December 2019. Russia was banned from participating in major international tournaments for four years. For performances under a neutral flag, Russian athletes need to undergo additional doping tests.