After the report of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) on the use of doping Russian athletes at the Olympics in Sochi from the performance of their duties suspended adviser to the Minister of sports of Russia on anti-doping issues Natalia Zhelanova, Deputy Director of the Department of science and education of the Ministry of sports Avak Abelian. This was stated on Tuesday the Minister of sports of Russia Vitaly Mutko, reports “RIA Novosti”.
In addition, also suspended the Deputy head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory Yuri Chizhov, Deputy Director of the center of sports preparation (CSP) of the national teams of Russia Irina Rodionova associate of the center Alexei Semenov.
According to Mutko, made the decision to conduct an internal review with the assistance of independent experts to study the report of the WADA. The Minister did not exclude that the report will have legal force, therefore, every fact needs to be studied. The head of sport also expressed hope for the assistance of law enforcement agencies in the investigation of the report. While Mutko said that any charges in its address and can not be. His dismissal is the prerogative of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, but now this issue is not addressed, said the head of the MST.
On the eve Mutko announced the dismissal of his Deputy Yury Nagornykh, which, as mentioned in the report WADA, oversaw a system of doping in Russian sports.
Previously on the website of the Kremlin published a statement by Vladimir Putin in which the President ordered to suspend until completion of the investigation, all persons named in the report as direct perpetrators.
After that, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov ruled out the removal of the Mutko, referring to the fact that he was the direct perpetrator in the report is not mentioned.
Monday, July 18, the head of the independent Commission WADA Richard McLaren introduced the report on the investigation of possible cases of doping Russian athletes at the Olympics in Sochi in 2014. McLaren said that the Commission had confirmed the charges this spring in the newspaper the New York Times, the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory Gregory by Rodchenkova.