UEFA, Russia suspend joint anti-doping work

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and Russia have suspended joint anti-doping work, the UEFA said on its website.

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and Russia have suspended joint anti-doping work, the UEFA said on its website.

At the beginning of the 2015-2016 season the UEFA declared it had launched an anti-doping program, encompassing the introduction of the steroidal module of the athletes’ World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) biological passport with the aim of improving the identification of the use of steroids and strengthening the rules related to the whereabouts of the team and players and the long-term storage of test samples.

UEFA has signed agreements with 21 national anti-doping agencies. The list included Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Britain.

UEFA is going to conclude such agreements with all countries whose teams will play in the European Cup finals in France before the opening due on June 10.

First published by TASS.

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