The head of the anti-doping Agency of the UK (about ukad ukad) David Kenworthy said that he believes the suspension of the Russian team from participation in the winter Olympic games to be held in 2018 in Korean Pyeongchang. It is reported Bi-bi-si.
According to him, the Russian athletes should be excluded from participation in the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, which took place in the summer of 2016.
“I believe that the international Paralympic Committee did the right thing — he suspended Russia. In my opinion the IOC (international Olympic Committee) ruined everything. In this matter too much politics and that’s the problem,” said Kenworthy.
He added that Russia “was incredible, what’s the novel about James bond”. According to Kenworthy, “it devalues the sport.”
In early December 2016, an independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) under the leadership of Richard McLaren published a report on the use of doping Russian athletes. It talked about the involvement of Vitaly Mutko, his Deputy Yuri Nagornykh by manipulation of doping samples. Also, the authors of the report argued that the signs of forgery were detected in urine samples 12 Russian medalists of the Olympic games in Sochi. According to the Commission, to the machinations of tests were involved more than a thousand Russian athletes.
On December 27 the New York Times published an article which said that Russian sports officials for the first time acknowledged the existence of the doping system in the country. The author of the article referred to the acting head of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) Anna Antselevich. “It was an institutional conspiracy” — quoted publication. Antselovich noted that the country’s leadership was not involved in the fraud. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow denies allegations of involvement of state bodies to fake the doping tests.