Russia is accused of manipulating data passed to the world anti-doping Agency.
The world anti-doping Agency (WADA) said it planned to decide by the end of November on allegations against Russia of manipulating key data that were at the center of a scandal about a state-backed doping program.
WADA said in a statement that the Agency had received answers from Russian authorities to some” detailed and technical questions” posed by the organization’s intelligence and investigation division.
In January, Russia handed over more than a thousand files and samples from its Moscow anti-doping laboratory, a key condition for WADA to reinstate her.
However, in September it was revealed that some files had been changed, raising the possibility of a new ban on Russian athletes.
Last week, the head of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA), Yuri Ganus, suggested that Russia would not be allowed to participate in the 2020 Olympic Games and the 2022 winter Olympics. Ganus has accused an unnamed Russian official in the manipulation of data transmitted to WADA.
WADA said on Monday that Russian responses to its questions will be referred to the regulatory compliance Committee, which in turn will decide whether to recommend action against Russia.