China & FINA Escaped ‘Non-Compliance’ By The Turn Of A Year; WADA remains Watchful

Sun Yang - a FINA star who has got no stripes for good behaviour of late - by Patrick B. Kraemer

China and FINA escaped being named as non-compliant with World-Anti-Doping Authority regulations because the independent Compliance Review Committee set up as part of the watchdog’s clampdown on cheats was asked to focus only on matters pertaining to the revised WADA Code introduced on the 1st of January 2015.

After WADA published a list of non-compliant nations and others served with warnings, SwimVortex questioned how China could have been compliant given the events of 2014. WADA’s response noted that the past is not forgotten and that the authority remains watchful of “the shortcomings of signatories in managing results management procedures , pursuing cases properly, and the poor message it sent to clean athletes”.

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China and FINA escaped being named as non-compliant with World-Anti-Doping Authority regulations because the independent Compliance Review Committee set up as part of the watchdog’s clampdown on cheats was asked to focus only on matters pertaining to the revised WADA Code introduced on the 1st of January 2015.

After WADA published a list of non-compliant nations and others served with warnings, SwimVortex questioned how China could have been compliant given the events of 2014. WADA’s response noted that the past is not forgotten and that the authority remains watchful of “the shortcomings of signatories in managing results management procedures , pursuing cases properly, and the poor message it sent to clean athletes”.

Comments

Ron Turner

Craig, did you mean to add the * at the bottom of this article mentioning Peter Nielsen? Didn’t find any relevance with the story you printed (just asking as Peter was a teammate of mine, and still sad to think about how all that went down)…thanks for the informative articles!

Craig Lord

Hi Ron, the asterisk relates directly to the alleged threat supposedly made against the lab director by a Russian caller (an asterisk marks the place in the quote a few paragraphs before the explanation cited by 24 Heures in the words of the lab director). Terrible business those events back then (awful that they should be used as a mechanism of threat, too). best, Craig

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