RUSADA Deputy Director General Margarita Pakhnotskaya commented on the proposal of ROC athletes commission members to notify athletes about the visits of doping control officers a few minutes before the end of the 60-minute time-slot:
“We are not going to change our rules. According to the World Anti-Doping Code and the All-Russian Anti-Doping Rules, the athlete himself must ensure his availability for testing.
Some time ago we contacted WADA with a request about the potential for telephone alerts to athletes in the last five minutes of the 60-minute time-slot. The answer was that the international standard allows such an opportunity, but leaves it to the discretion of the testing organization. Russian anti-doping agency, according to WADA, does not yet need to change the order of testing, which has been guided in recent years. These strong recommendations were due to Russia's past serious problems in the fight against doping.”