- Starts at: 16:00h
- Fee: Free
- Venue: Zoom
- Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
A recording of this event is available on YouTube. Please click here to watch.
On Thursday 25 February 2021 from 16.00-17.30 CET, the Asser International Sports Law Centre, in collaboration with Dr Marjolaine Viret (University of Lausanne), organised a Zoom In webinar on the recent award of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the case World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) v. Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), delivered on 17 December 2020.
In its 186 pages decision the CAS concluded that RUSADA was non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) in connection with its failure to procure the delivery of the authentic LIMS data (Laboratory Information Management System) and underlying analytical data of the former Moscow Laboratory to WADA. However, the CAS panel did not endorse the entire range of measures sought by WADA to sanction this non-compliance. It also reduced the time frame of their application from four to two years. The award has been subjected to a lot of public attention and criticisms, and some have expressed the view that Russia benefited from a lenient treatment.
This edition of our Zoom in webinars focused on assessing the impact of the award on the world anti-doping system. More specifically, we touched upon the decision’s effect on the capacity of WADA to police institutionalized doping systems put in place by certain states, the ruling’s regard for the rights of athletes (Russian or not), and its effect on the credibility of the world anti-doping system in the eyes of the general public.
To discuss the case with us, we welcomeed the following speakers:
- Michele Verroken (Sporting Integrity Limited, Independent Anti-Doping Expert)
- Herman Ram (CEO of the Dutch NADO/Dopingautoriteit)
- Prof. Jean-Loup Chappelet (University of Lausanne)