Niggli said that Isinbayeva could be a member of the Supervisory Board of RUSADA

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photosangelina Isinbayeva. Archival photo<img src="/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/65a31a5421c0b40a4e4e7d3189d673bd.JPG" alt="Niggli said that Isinbayeva could be a member of the Supervisory Board of RUSADA" />© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Director General of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA), Olivier Niggli said that two-time Olympic champion in pole vaults Russian Elena Isinbaeva can remain a member of the Supervisory Board of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA), reports the associated Press.

Thursday in Montreal, a meeting of the Council of founders WADA, where it was announced that Isinbayeva had to leave the post of Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RUSADA may 31. Russian woman in March, was re-elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the organization. Later, WADA said the Agency «R-Sport» that the appointment Isinbayeva is not consistent with the roadmap for the restoration of RUSADA.

According to the Agency, Niggli said Isinbayeva may remain in the Supervisory Board of RUSADA. He also noted that the decision on the choice of the new head of the Supervisory Board, which should be independent of the Olympic Committee of Russia, is of great importance, as «it is necessary (WADA) in order to obtain the necessary assurances for the future.»

At the end of 2015, an independent Commission WADA has accused Russia of numerous anti-doping rule violation. The Moscow anti-doping laboratory was suspended. RUSADA was recognized as non-compliant to the WADA code.

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