Anti-Doping Agency Refers Nigeria, Venezuela to Sports Arbitration Court

Nigeria and Venezuela have been referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) due to the alleged non-compliance of their anti-doping organizations with WADA regulations, the organization announced on Tuesday.

For the two instances, WADA said that it submitted “two separate requests for arbitration with the Court of Arbitration for Sport” last week.

The Montreal-based doping watchdog claimed that the two national agencies had failed to meet many “critical requirements” for their anti-doping programs, and as a result, they were sanctioned in November.

That resulted in them losing their rights within the organization, no longer being permitted host major sporting events and a ban on their flags being presented during major competitions, including the Olympic Games, as long as they did not meet WADA’s conditions.

Both national agencies have disputed the claims against them, as well as the proposed penalties.

The sanctions against them are effectively suspended until the Court of Arbitration makes its rulings.





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