The hearing at the CAS on the suit of Russia to the WADA postponed to early June

hearings on the case of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) against the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) in the Sports arbitration court in Lausanne (CAS) postponed to June.

On Friday, Russian media reported the head of the Supervisory Council RUSADA Alexander Ivlev. Earlier it was expected that hearings will be held tentatively in late April.

“the Hearing was postponed, they will be held in the period from 8 to 15 June. It is a period when to be held the” – quoted Ivleva TASS.

According to the announcement of the CAS, court of arbitration for sport will not conduct any hearings until at least may 1, 2020. Respectively move the entire schedule of meetings.

List of Hearings 23.03.2020

“In accordance with the Emergency Guidelines issued by the Board of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) on 16 March 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will not conduct any in-person hearings before 1 May 2020”.

— Academie du Sport TAS CAS Observatory (@ArbitralduSport) March 23, 2020

Recall that the subject matter of the litigation is unprecedented sanctions against Russian sport, WADA introduced due to manipulation with the database of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory that contains the results of checking athletes for the period from 2012 to 2015. Preserve the authenticity of the base was one of the conditions for re-RUSADA in 2018.

If CAS will side with WADA, the Russian athletes for four years will lose the right to participate in the Olympic games and world Championships under the national flag, and the country to accept major international tournaments.

the Process will not be public “because of the disagreement of the parties.” At the public hearing insisted the WADA side, in early February, the Agency sent a request to the CAS. However RossYi side chose a closed process.

the General Director of RUSADA Yuri Hanus, whose office has challenged the penalties in arbitration, under pressure from the former Minister, earlier said that public hearings can have a negative impact on the already tarnished reputation of the national sport. Moreover, the appeal of the sanctions may cause them to tighten.

Informed WADA posted in open access a full report on the manipulations in the Moscow laboratory, but even against the clear evidence of the Russian side continues to deny all charges.

by Third parties in the process are the international Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic Committee of Russia (OKR), Russian Paralympic Committee (RCC), the international Paralympic Committee (IPC), the international ice hockey Federation (IIHF), a number of other Russian federations and individual athletes.

it was noted Earlier that the Russian side tried to delay the hearing, asking the court in Lausanne case, questions about the procedure process, requests for clarification on anything and so forth, so the decision was made after the start of the Olympics in Tokyo. In this case, the verdict will affect Games in 2022 and 2024. After the Olympic games in 2020 to the year due to the coronavirus, such tactics are no longer relevant.