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RUSADA Director General Yuri Ganus completed his working visit to Lausanne


On March 19, 2019 Russian Anti-Doping Agency "RUSADA" Director General Yuri Ganus completed his working visit to Lausanne, Switzerland. The agenda was busy with meetings with representatives of international sports federations.

Yuri Ganus met with International Ice Hockey Federation Coordinator for Anti-Doping and Medical programme Brian Mo. During the meeting parties discussed a plan for the development of cooperation with RUSADA.

The next meeting was held in the new office of the International Gymnastics Federation, where Yuri Ganus met with International Gymnastics Federation Anti-Doping Activities and Medicine Head Loïc Vidmer. The parties summed up their work, discussed a cooperation plan, including the upcoming international events in Russia. The parties also noted the new qualitative level of interaction against the background of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency qualitative growth.

Then Yuri Ganus met with the International Federation of Canoeing Anti-doping activities and special projects Coordinator Michael Alarkon. During the meeting the parties shared work experience and approaches used, and expressed their intention to develop close cooperation.

At a meeting between Yuri Ganus and the International Federation of Sport Dances (WDSF) General Manager Guillaume Felli were reached agreements on active cooperation between RUSADA and WDSF in the field of anti-doping support and support of the federation's events in Russia.

At the end of the day, Yuri Ganus met with WADA European Office Director Sebastian Gilles at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) European Office. During the meeting the parties summed up the work and discussed a wide range of issues. They noted the rapid progress that was achieved in a short period with effective interaction between RUSADA and WADA, confirmed by the words of WADA President Craig Reedy about the high professional level of the new RUSADA team, supported by the results of the December WADA audit.

Recall that during the working visit of RUSADA Director General Yuri Ganus to Lausanne, which began on March 12, 2019, many meetings were held with representatives of the international sports and anti-doping community. The RUSADA team presented its annual 2018 report on its activities, which demonstrates the qualitatively new approaches of RUSADA in the fight against doping in sport and the process of building a culture of intolerance to doping. The meeting participants noted the rapid changes and achievements of the agency, and also expressed support and intentions to develop active cooperation with RUSADA.