MOSCOW, October 31 Council of Founders of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ) will consider updates to the compliance status of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) at a meeting to be held on November 17, according to the official WADA website.
The meeting of the board of founders will be held in Montreal. The issue of RUSADA's compliance status is the first item on the agenda. The council will also consider issues of the organization’s strategic plan for 2025-2029, WADA’s budget for the next year, approval of the composition of the board and executive committee for 2024.
Following the meeting, a press conference will be held with the participation of WADA head Witold Banka and agency general director Olivier Niggli.
On September 22, the WADA Executive Committee decided that RUSADA remains deprived of full status due to inconsistencies of state legislation with the World Anti-Doping Code, identified during a virtual audit in September 2022 and not eliminated to date. WADA's decision was supposed to come into force on October 14, but RUSADA disagreed, and the case was referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).