World anti-doping Agency (WADA) has sent recommendations to all anti-doping organizations, since the Meldonium. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of sport.
The Department also stressed that WADA welcomed a ruling by the allowable content of Meldonium in the body of an athlete. According to MST, the Agency approached the decision of this problem “not on formal grounds — the immediate punishment of all athletes, and showed a willingness to understand the situation by starting research to clarify the feature of the excretion of Meldonium from the body of the athletes.” The MST believes that WADA “has demonstrated the impartiality and objective approach in the fight against doping”.
On April 13 it became known that the WADA has defined the permissible content of Meldonium in doping samples. The Agency has decided that if in a doping test taken before March 1, 2016, the content of Meldonium less than 1 microgram, it is comparable “instances of use of the drug until January 1, 2016”. Thus this suggests that the athlete had not taken the drug deliberately after the ban.
If the concentration of Meldonium in a doping test taken before March 1, is from 1 to 15 μg or if in a doping test taken after March 1, the drug concentration less than 1 µg, the decision on punishment of the athlete remains with the Federation.
On the eve of a speedy decision of the question with Meldonium promised by the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko. He promised the athletes “good news”.
Meldonium was included in the list of prohibited substances from January 1, 2016. However, in March, broke the doping scandal — a prohibited substance was detected in the blood of more than 100 athletes worldwide. Among them were representatives of Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, skater Ekaterina Bobrova, short-trackers semen Elistratov and Ekaterina Konstantinova, swimmer Yuliya Efimova and many others.