Russian investigators offer FIFA cooperation in probing data from WADA
December 21, 13:57UTC+3
FIFA was among the sports organizations, which were provided with new data from WADA regarding doping testing in Russia
MOSCOW, December 21. /TASS/. The Russian Investigative Committee has offered the world’s governing body of football, FIFA, assistance in an investigation of data provided by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), a spokesperson for the committee said on Thursday.
The WADA’s Intelligence and Investigations Team met on December 14 in Lausanne with over 60 representatives from international sports federations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and other Anti-Doping Organizations to share information from the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) database of the former WADA-accredited Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory.
FIFA was among the sports organizations, which were provided with new data from WADA regarding doping testing in Russia, including in football.
«With the aim of an unbiased and all-embracing investigation, the Russian Investigative Committee sent to the International Federation of Football Associations a proposal for holding a joint probe into the data provided by the WADA,» Svetlana Petrenko, a spokesperson for the Russian Investigative Committee, said.