* NACAC PRESS RELEASE * WADA’s decision to reinstate the Russian Anti- Doping Agency (RUSADA)

September 30, 2018

September 30, 2018

Press Release

Dear President Sebastian Coe and the IAAF Council:

We write on behalf of NACAC Athletics Association regarding WADA’s decision to reinstate the Russian Anti- Doping Agency (RUSADA) as decided on September 29, 2018. NACAC vehemently opposes WADA’s decision to disregard its own requirements, and the clear voice of athletes – specifically with respects to the athletes of our region.

Since the reinstatement, the IAAF has issued a public statement indicating its commitment to its established process and criteria for determining the status of RUSAF within the IAAF. To that regard, the NACAC Council respectfully advises the IAAF to adhere to a full and complete IAAF criteria for reinstatement with a strong consideration of the athletes’ input.

Respectfully submitted,

NACAC Council
and NACAC Athlete Commission