409 doping cases opened against Russian athletes based on the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory were closed without any indictments, German TV channel reports ARD citing a November confidential report from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
WADA specialists who gained access to the Moscow database selected more than 9 thousand suspicious samples. According to the report, 843 doping cases were opened against Russian athletes, 409 of which were closed without an indictment. Investigations are ongoing in 145 cases, and decisions on sanctions have been made in 280 cases.
In December 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) stripped RUSADA of its World Anti-Doping Code compliance status. The restrictions were introduced until December 16, 2022, but WADA reported that there would be no automatic restoration of RUSADA’s rights. The agency cited the case of figure skater Kamila Valieva as the basis for extending the suspension of the Russian side. On January 29, CAS disqualified the Russian figure skater for violating anti-doping rules.
More details in the material “The case of Kamila Valieva has taken a disqualification turn”.