ANAD (Agenţia Naţională Anti-Doping) = National Anti-Doping Agency (in Romania)
According to ACCREDITED LABORATORIES – World Anti-Doping Agency, the only WADA Accredited laboratory in Romania is the Romanian Doping Control Laboratory which belongs to National Anti-Doping Agency.
EUROARM 2016: 26th European Armwrestling Championships 2016 took place in May 2016 (Competition days 24 – 28 May 2016), in Bucharest, Romania.
On 1 July 2016 there was a COMMUNICATION FROM DOPING CONTROL COMMITTEE which informed us:
” The Doping Control Committee has been informed by the Laboratory that due to technical problems, the analysis of samples taken during EUROARM2016 will be delayed.
At this date / 1 JULY 2016, no date could be given for WHEN the results will be sent to us.
The samples have all been sent and are secured at the official WADA accredited Laboratory.
The Doping Control Committee apologises for this increased delay and will inform all Federations and competitors who have been tested as soon as we get the test results. “
At this moment (28 September 2016), 4 months after the EUROARM 2016: 26th European Armwrestling Championships 2016, we still don’t know the results of the doping tests, and the aforementioned communication (01 July 2016) was the last communication from the Doping Control Committee.
This is a big issue, considering that the WorldArm 2016: 38th World Armwrestling Championships 2016 is about to start and the starting lists are ready. The problem is that on these starting lists we might have some athletes who were using doping at EuroArm, but we can’t know this as long as we don’t have the doping test results from EuroArm 2016: 26th European Armwrestling Championships 2016.
There is a small chance that ANAD has nothing to do with this, maybe they weren’t actually involved in the testing process, although EuroArm took place in Bucharest, Romania. This would be strange but not impossible, considering that there is no transparency in the testing process in both EAF (European Armwrestling Federation) and WAF (World Armwrestling Federation). We never know which laboratory did the tests, we don’t have any proof that EAF or WAF really made the number of tests they claim.
This article will be sent to both ANAD and WADA, but I don’t expect to get any answers, considering that the general tendency is not really towards a clean sport, see ► WADA object to Team Sky’s idea of making TUEs public
If you feel down after reading this, I highly recommend you watch this funny video with John Oliver, (uploaded on youtube before Rio 2016 Summer Olympics) which shows many truths about doping.
Doping: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)