World anti-doping Agency (WADA) has asked the International athletics Federation (IAAF) and international Olympic Committee to allow them to participate in the Olympic games the athlete Yulia Stepanova, who previously spoke about the use of doping Russian athletes. This is stated in the message published by the official Twitter of the Agency.
“The President of WADA confirms its strong support for the courageous razoblachitelnye Yulia Stepanova”, — stated in the message. In addition, States that WADA helped the family Stepanova with the move and provided her financial support.
At a press conference in London the founder of WADA Richard pound also said that the sportswoman and her husband Vitaly Stepanov, a former employee of the Russian anti-doping Agency — provided “incontrovertible evidence” that Russian athletes used banned drugs.
As marks bi-Bi-si, if the IAAF and IOC would agree to participate in judging competitions, an athlete will be no longer Russian, but under the Olympic flag. Previously, the athlete competed in the women’s 800 meters In 2013, she was disqualified for doping for a period of two years.
According to the Sunday Times, the IAAF shall consider the case Stepanova during the week.
Statement by Yulia and Vitaly Stepanov has played in the film German TV channel ARD, which was released in December 2014. After recognition, according to Reuters, the couple with a young son nine times changed their place of residence and live under assumed names.
Film ARD provoked the WADA investigation, which resulted in the suspension of the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) from competition under the auspices of the IAAF.
In November, the member of the Committee of the state Duma of the Duma Committee on physical culture, sport and youth Affairs Igor Ananskikh said that the family Stepanova has asked for political asylum in Canada. In addition, the Russian athletics has prepared judicial claims in the address Stepanova.
In November 2015 wrote that Basmanny court of Moscow satisfied the claim of wfla about protection of business reputation to the authors of the film ARD and the family of Stepanova. The court found a series of allegations investigations relating to the construction of the anti-doping system in Russia and the presence of corruption in these structures, do not correspond to reality. However, the court did not require the defendants to refute the information provided, since this channel has no official representation in Russia. In addition, the court charged with the film’s Director, ARD and spouses Stepanovs to 3 thousand rubles for legal costs.