Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on the unfolding investigation on charges of Russia in the organization of doping athletes at the Olympic games in Sochi and concealment samples. According to him, Russia is open to such an investigation, but it should be personalized. As for the investigation of the United States, this information the Kremlin took a skeptical, as opposed to the extraterritorial application of the jurisdiction of us courts.
Peskov recalled that the Minister of sports Vitaly Mutko has already announced earlier, Russia’s position, which is that we support an investigation and open to him. At the same time, Peskov noted that the fight against doping should be conducted as an individual, that such proceedings do not cast a shadow over the Russian Champions, who honestly participate in the competition, reports TASS.
Separately Peskov commented on the intention to conduct such an investigation not only of the world anti-doping Association (WADA) or International Olympic Committee and the U.S. justice Department. According to him, the United States still going to investigate those episodes that were associated directly with the United States, with their participation in various competitions. In General, however in the Kremlin “with a certain skepticism and a certain degree of misunderstanding and resentment” are common in recent cases of extraterritorial application of jurisdiction of us courts spokesperson said.
We will remind that earlier statement was made head of the IOC Thomas Bach that if the investigation will reveal system WADA doping violation at the Games in Sochi, you have to make a difficult decision of “collective responsibility”, which could mean disqualification of the Russian athletes for participation in Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, which will be held this summer.
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