WADA publishes Q&A document to explain the CAS decision regarding the non-compliance of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency


Montreal, 4 February 2021 – Following the publication of the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS’s) 186-page full reasoned decision regarding its 17 December 2020 ruling in favor of WADA to declare the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code for a period of two years, WADA has developed a question and answer document to assist with stakeholder understanding of the matter.

This is in response to a number of queries received from Anti-Doping Organizations, athletes, members of the media and other stakeholders seeking clarity on some of the award’s finer points and their implications. The Q&A document is in addition to the Agency’s publication of a legal note on 14 January 2021, which outlines the background that led to the CAS proceedings, provides a summary of the parties’ key arguments, and summarizes the decision.