Russian Anti-Doping Agency “RUSADA”

Our mission: to protect athletes’ health and their right to participate in doping free sport.

Our target: to create zero-tolerance attitude to doping in the Russian society.

Our tasks: to prevent and detect violations of anti-doping rules.

Press Releases

Russian weightlifting Federation, following the materials provided by RUSADA Disciplinary anti-doping Committee, rendered a decision that made athlete Terekhin Eduard ineligible for 4 years for violation of art. 2.2 and art. 2.3 of the All-Russian Anti-Doping Rules, the period commencing on May 16, 2016.
Modern pentathlon Federation of Russia, following the materials provided by RUSADA Disciplinary anti-doping Committee, rendered a decision that made athlete Kustov Maksim ineligible for 4 years for violation of art. 2.2 of the All-Russian Anti-Doping Rules, the period commencing on October 04, 2016.
Federation of Ski-Jumping & Nordic Combined of Russia, following the materials provided by RUSADA Disciplinary anti-doping Committee, rendered a decision that made athlete Zaynullin Artur ineligible for 4 years for violation of art. 2.1 of the All-Russian Anti-Doping Rules, the period commencing on January 24, 2017.

Antidoping News

On March 31, 2017, at 23:59 application process for the position Director General of RUSADA was closed. Over 600 people responded to the vacancy.
Today a group of 25 potential RUSADA Doping Control Officers (DCO) completed phase one of their training, as part of RUSADA's obligations for obtaining compliance to the World Anti-Doping Code, and its future tasks as the Russian Anti-Doping Agency.
Russian Ministry of sport has approved changes in Anti-doping rules of the Russian Federation that were developed by Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA. Changes cover chapters 8 “Disciplinary proceedings” and 13 “Appeal”. These changes became necessary because for now appeals against RUSADA decisions should be applied directly to Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. Moreover, some proceedings changes were made regarding the work of Anti-doping Disciplinary Committee.

RUSADA Calendar

Agency staff organize anti-doping seminars in national federations, sports and general education schools and universities, focusing on the development not only of athletes, but also coaches and sports physicians, using modern tools: online training, which has already passed more than 1500 people; webinars and seminars on Skype. An important aspect of any seminar is the promotion of sports values and properly aligned training.
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency "RUSADA" launches a e-learning anti-doping platform for athletes, athletes' personnel, as well as all interested persons wishing to increase their literacy in the field of anti-doping.
The Director General shall manage the current operational activities of the Agency, acts without power of attorney on behalf of the Agency within his/her competence as defined by the Statute of the Agency, the Regulation on the Director General of the Agency and other applicable regulations of the Russian Federation and local normative acts of the Agency.