MOSCOW | WADA starts work on copying doping data in Moscow lab
MOSCOW — Jan 10, 2019—World Anti-Doping Agency experts have started the process of copying data from a Moscow laboratory which could implicate numerous Russian athletes in past drug cases.
“Work has started with the equipment, setting the equipment up and copying the database,” Russia Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Thursday in televised comments. “Work is proceeding with full coordination because we discussed all the technical and organizational details before then.”
In an e-mailed statement, WADA didn’t immediately confirm the data transfer had begun but said “the team has gained access to the lab and has not reported any issues so far.”
WADA demanded in September that Russia turn over the data by Dec.