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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

MST: the scandalous revelations about doping Rodchenkova similar to the settling of accounts

The Ministry of sport of the Russian Federation commented on the testimony of the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory of Gregory Rodchenkov, which were published may 12 by the American newspaper The New York Times and concerned the alleged use of doping Russian athletes at the Olympic needles in Sochi.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

In minsporta of the Russian Federation called the accusations Rodchenkova, who resigned in November 2015, by the way, from-for scandal with WADA, shocking and very similar to simple revenge. Nevertheless, the office agreed with the proposal of the International Olympic Committee the world anti-doping Agency to start an investigation of these facts.

“Rodchenkov lost his job precisely because of tampering. So all told, maybe nothing like the personal accounts… But if they found the facts confirming the words Rodchenkova, you should start the investigation”, – quotes the representative of the Ministry of sports of the Russian Federation “R-Sport”.

Their charges were echoed by Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko: “Assumptions Rodchenkova is a reflection of the person of the accused. The offended person can say anything,” – said the Minister.

Recall, Rodchenkov accused 15 Russian athletes, who won medals at the Olympics-2014 in Sochi, including three Olympic Champions (skier Alexander passenger cars, sportsman Alexander Zubkov and skeleton Alexander Tretyakov), in the use of “doping cocktail”, which allegedly was part three of a prohibited drug. Moreover, the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory has announced that it has developed these cocktails in person.

In turn, Legkov has already declared that he is ready to sue his “whistleblower”.

“At the Olympic games our national team played fairly and with dignity… With Rodchenkova I’m not familiar, so he couldn’t make his smoothies… I am ready to sue, but pack… don’t know how to do it. If management is going to help me, I’ll do it”, – quotes the athlete “Match TV”.

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