PR 34 - Doping Control procedure at the 16th FINA World Championships Kazan 2015

Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), April 28, 2015 - With the occasion of the preparation of the FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships to be held this summer in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia), a meeting was organised on April 25, 2015 with the presence of the chairman of the FINA Doping Control Review Board, Prof. Andrew Pipe, the chairman of the FINA Sports Medicine Committee, Prof. Cees-Rein van den Hoogenband, the representatives from Kazan 2015 Organising Committee, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the WADA-accredited laboratory of Moscow.

It was agreed that the samples will be collected by RUSADA under the control and the supervision of the FINA Doping Control Commission appointed for the 16th FINA World Championships - Kazan 2015.

The samples will be analysed in the WADA-accredited laboratory of Moscow. FINA has approached other WADA-accredited laboratories to invite some of their experts to collaborate with the WADA-accredited laboratory of Moscow for the analysis of the samples during the FINA World Championships.

The Ministry of Sports of Russia, together with FINA, is fully collaborating on this procedure, which is similar to the one organised during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi (RUS).

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