Russia’s investigative Committee has charged former Director of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory of Gregory Rodchenkov in the intentional infliction of damage to the image of the Russian Federation by destroying the doping tests of athletes.
On the photo: Grigory Rodchenkov
According to the UK, Rodchenkov was not just a performer, “author and organizer of the criminal scheme in which he bought drugs in the U.S., and then offered it to the athletes, promising concealment of their positive doping tests.
The destruction of the samples, allegedly committed by Rodchenkov was caused by his desire to evade criminal liability in the Russian Federation, whereas the sanctions of the world anti-doping Agency would be much more lenient punishment.
Also in the press release, the official representative of SK Vladimir Markin recalled that in 2012 Rodchenkova sister, Marina, was convicted of distribution of drugs, the actual drugs and then failed to install, from whom she received them.
Recall that WADA accusations in address Rodchenkova due to the destruction of the samples appeared in September 2015, after which he resigned and emigrated to the United States.
There 12 may of this year in The New York Times published an article based on the information Rodchenkova: he spoke about the existence in Russia of the state program for the substitution of doping tests of athletes, developed with the participation of the FSB. According to him, he was just a performer, but, in particular, invented a “cocktail” of three illegal substances. Positive doping samples he was messing with, using the development of intelligence who has learned to open the tamper-proof sample containers.
Read about the role of the statements of the photographer in the doping scandal.
After the article SK and opened a case about abuse of power — but Rodchenkova.
Note that the doping scandal in Russia was accompanied by a mysterious death: 3 February 2016 died Chairman of Executive Council RUSADA Independent national anti-doping Association) and former head of the organization Vyacheslav Sinev, and February 14, after him died from a heart attack the 52-year-old former Executive Director of RUSADA, Nikita Kamaev.
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