Global Athlete Statement on WADA Compliance Review Committee update

7 October 2019: On 2 October 2019 the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Compliance Review Committee (CRC) provided an update from their latest meeting on the WADA website.

For some unknown reason once again the Romanian National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) file was not mentioned.

Two WADA Intelligence & Investigation reports found that the Bucharest Laboratory and the Romanian NADO were colluding to hide positive test results (Link). It’s hard to understand why there have not been any meaningful consequences.

The questions we encourage every athlete to ask is:

1.     Why hasn’t the Romanian NADO been declared noncompliant?

2.     What wasn’t the Bucharest Laboratory Accreditation revoked?

3.     Why are athletes being held to a higher standard?

Please see the exchange of correspondence between WADA and Global Athlete. Still no meaningful response.

Media ReleaseSam Doherty