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Ganus appointed head of Russia’s anti-doping body

Yury Ganus has been appointed the Director General of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada), Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Alexander Zhukov said.

“A session of the founding parties of Rusada with the participation of the ROC and the Russian Paralympic Committee has been concluded. We have granted our approval for his candidacy and he is the Director General of Rusada starting today,” Zhukov was quoted as saying by Tass news agency on Thursday.

“The Supervisory Board of Rusada proposed us the candidacy of Ganus, who had been chosen from the list of about 700 candidates,” the ROC president added.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) issued on August 3 another part of its roadmap, which stipulated a set of criteria necessary for the Rusada to implement in order to be reinstated in its rights.

One of the provisions in WADA’s “Roadmap to Code of Compliance” stated that “Rusada’s Supervisory Board must select a new Director General via a transparent, external and objective application and recruitment process overseen by the two International Experts”.

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