dialect Witold Bank, In his statement, the President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) expressed his concerns about the problems of the Spanish system and assured that “there are positive cases that were not treated in time, although they were regularly monitored.” part of your body”, “Unacceptable”.

The international organization assures in its letter: “Take note of the latest information that emerges Regarding accusations in the media against the State Agency Spanish Commission Against Doping in Sport (CELAD) for alleged irregularities.

“After vehemently rejecting this suggestion I would turn a blind eye “In any applicable case,” WADA “confirms that all cases are repeatedly pursued through the consequences management process and some remain pending.”

“In fact, WADA, in addition to pursuing CELAD on apparently postponed pending cases, took the highly unusual step in 2023 of withdrawing three Biological Passport (ABP) cases from it and handing them over to the relevant international federations to deal with. In the other two while two ABP cases, WADA imposes strict deadlines on CELAD to make decision” he states.

It also confirms that it’s been a few months, “He became aware of ongoing issues with CELAD as part of his compliance monitoring program.Including various topics related to controls and results management. In this context, WADA submitted to CELAD a report on corrective actions that need to be addressed urgently, including a number of overdue cases. “This issue is ongoing.”

WADA still has more problems with CELAD and the Spanish anti-doping system, he assures: “Particularly regarding the way the country’s 2021 Anti-Doping Code is being implemented. “Although WADA supported the introduction of the law, it has since become clear that the way the law was interpreted and applied in practice did not comply with the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code).”

“WADA reserves the right at all times to request changes to legislation if it has been applied incorrectly or contrary to the Code. An apparent non-compliance was also identified in a royal decree issued in 2017. October 2023 without prior consultation with WADA. “This situation may trigger new compliance problems for CELAD in the coming weeks.”

Given this situation, the AMA is “very aware of this situation,” the bank says. Deep-rooted problems in Spain’s fight against dopingHe expressed that he was “disappointed with the level of cooperation” they received from CELAD in their attempt to improve the system for Spanish athletes. “It is unacceptable that positive cases were not treated in a timely manner, despite regular monitoring by WADA.”

The leader of the international organization states that he will “provide CELAD” from now on.and all anti-doping organizations– To comply with the highest standards in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code, including the prosecution of cases where appropriate.”

“Therefore, WADA is following its normal process and acting in the best interests of clean sport. All these issues are being thoroughly investigated by WADA. “It is clear that these will have significant consequences for Spanish sport if they are not dealt with quickly and effectively,” adds the Bank, “which remains the subject of a comprehensive investigation.”