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Russian Anti-Doping Agency Talking Tough As 27 New Russian Athletes Are In Trouble

The 27 new Russian Athletes are to be ban for different doping violation according to Deputy Director Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), Margarita Pakhnotskaya as it was discovered in May.

According to the Russia’s official state news agency TASS, Pakhnotskaya revealed that the number of cases exceeded the 22 identified in the first four months of the year.

An investigation into two cases identified this month has also reportedly begun.

RUSADA is examining three cases where athletes may have breached conditions related to existing bans.

Last year, RUSADA examined 202 possible violations of anti-doping rules by athletes.

The organisation has reportedly noted 72 accessibility rule violations this year, which are related to missed tests or a failure to provide accurate whereabouts information.

“In May, our employees revealed one violation of the accessibility rules for testing,” said Pakhnotskaya, according to TASS.

Pakhnotskaya, according to TASS.

“In total, 72 violations were recorded from January to May.8

“In 38 cases, we are talking about missed tests, and in 34 cases, not providing information about the location.”

Last month saw testing resume in Russia following a pause during the coronavirus pandemic.

Testing in Russia was suspended from March 27, following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ruling that all Russians working in non-essential sectors needed to stay home because of the outbreak.

The period was initially due to last one week, but Putin extended the move until the end of April.

Testing resumed from May 20, with the organisation buying protective clothing and screens to reduce the risk of coronavirus.

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