WADA Director General Olivier Niggli attends a press conference following the meeting of the World Anti-Doping Agency's Extraordinary Executive Committee (ExCo), at which Russian athletes of all major athletes will perform in the next four years from December 9, 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland Sports events were excluded. REUTERS / Denis Balibouse
(Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) made a formal request to the Sports Arbitration Court (CAS) on Monday, hearing to settle its dispute with the Russian anti-doping agency for violating the law of to induce public.
WADA has banned Russians from competing in major international events under their country's flag for four years.
The CAS is negotiating the Russian appeal against the sanctions imposed last December.
"WADA's investigations into Russia and this latest case of violations have aroused great interest worldwide," said WADA Director General Olivier Niggli in a press release.
"According to WADA and many of our stakeholders, this dispute at CAS should be conducted in a public forum to ensure that everyone understands the process and hears the arguments."
WADA believes that all CAS decisions regarding non-compliance, the proposed consequences or the proposed conditions of reinstatement are binding and must be recognized and enforced.
Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Cut by Ken Ferris