- Jul 2011
More: Russia Facing Potential Olympic Ban After WADA Cites 'Inconsistent' Data - The Moscow TimesRussia is once again in danger of being banned from next year's Olympics after the World Anti-Doping Agency revealed that historical data supplied by the country's anti-doping authority contained "inconsistencies."
WADA said on Monday it had opened compliance proceedings against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) after examining the vast bank of historical testing data finally handed over in January.
The news means RUSADA is in danger of being declared non-compliant by WADA a year after a suspension was lifted, which could put increased pressure on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to exclude Russia from the Tokyo Games next year for failing to ensure that its athletes are clean.
The WADA Executive Committee received a report from its Compliance Review Committee on Monday updating it on the analysis of data from the Moscow laboratory which contained the results of thousands of anti-doping tests undergone by Russian sportsmen and women.