WADA expects a hearing into Kamila Valieva’s positive drugs test be held quite soon. In case of “unreasonable delay” WADA has the right to take a case directly to the CAS.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Witold Bańka has said he expects the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to hold a hearing into Kamila Valieva’s positive drugs test “quite soon”.
‘We expect that they have to organise soon the hearing. This is our expectation and I think they will do it soon.’ said Bańka
He also atressed that WADA has the right to take a case directly to the CAS without waiting for the staging of a hearing if it feels there is an “unreasonable delay”.
‘If we are not happy, we can always use the possibility to go directly to CAS. Let’s give us a bit of time to assess it. This month, RUSADA has asked for documents and materials so it is not like they stopped activities. They are following and as far as I know they plan to organize the hearing quite soon. We will monitor it.’ said Bańka
Initially the RUSADA has been given six months from the time it was informed of the positive test (until August 8th) to investigate the case and reach a decision on the punishment.
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