The Prosecutor General’s office rejected accusations by WADA to the Russian athletes


The investigation found no evidence the allegations by world anti-doping Agency (WADA) to the Russian sportsmen and authorities. This is reported by “Izvestia”, which reviewed the results of the report of the Prosecutor General.

The document States that the analysis of the promulgation of the WADA report showed that most of the arguments of the Agency are not supported by specific facts and allegations against public authorities in the promotion of the use of doping by athletes, “have the character of assumptions and during the inspection were not confirmed”.

In addition, the Prosecutor’s office noted that the activities of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) and the Moscow anti-doping laboratory to the jurisdiction of WADA and Russian regulatory authorities do not formally have the right to interfere in their activities.

The reason for the check of the state office of public Prosecutor began an inquiry sent three months ago the Public chamber.

The doping scandal broke out on 9 November 2015, when WADA accused the Ministry of sports of Russia and the FSB meddling in the work of the accredited Agency of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory. According to WADA, at the end of 2014, the head of the laboratory of Gregory Rodchenkov personally ordered the destruction of 1417 of the doping tests before checking. The Agency believes that the international Association of athletics federations (IAAF) and RUSADA have ignored the evidence about the use of illicit drugs by Russian athletes, and encouraged to dismiss the Russian athletes from international tournaments, including 2016 Olympics, until it can be proven that they did not use doping.