World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officials have reminded international governing bodies that they are prepared to challenge them in the courts if they do not prosecute cases against individual Russian athletes.
The warning was delivered as the anti-doping body continue to share information with different International Federations based on additional data gathered from the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) obtained from the Moscow Laboratory.
This included new information on steroid profiles shared earlier this month.
It is expected that each International Federation will now consider each case in conjunction with their own information and then take disciplinary action.
If they do not, WADA will consider appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on a case-by-case basis.
“We said that quite clearly today that we will go to each of the Federations,” the body’s President Sir Craig Reedie told insidethegames. during the WADA Symposium here.
“We know the cases that are involved and we will ask them if they are going to do that.
“We’re going to say, ‘We have given you as much information as we have and please tell us if you can act on it and are going to raise a case’.
“And, if you are not going to raise it, we reserve the right to go to CAS.”