The words of the head of Federation of wrestling of Russia (FWR) Mikhail Mamiashvili on the dozens of positive doping samples of the athletes were misunderstood. He said this in an interview TASS.
Earlier in the Board meeting of the Ministry of sports of Russia Mamiashvili said that in Russian national team on wrestling revealed dozens of positive samples. Now he explained that he spoke in General about the Russian athletes, and for FSBR he was aware of two incidents.
“Today, I have official information of only two athletes — Sleeve and Semenov. As for the dozen athletes, I was referring to the already announced facts speed skating, figure skating, swimming and other types. Our sport has an impeccable reputation — since 1952 until 2012 Games in London we have not had a single positive doping test,” he said, noting that in these conditions there are two cases of mass order.
The head of the Federation added that the Russian team wrestling has a chance to compete at the Olympic games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro the strongest structure. “I want to reassure you: everything will be fine. The Russian wrestlers will be represented at the Olympic games. I hope the strongest team,” he said.
The source of the “R-Sport” in the team also said that the situation with the use of Meldonium in Russian national team on Greco-Roman wrestling will not affect the first numbers of the team. “Leaders continue to prepare for the Olympic games in Rio,” he added.
Earlier it was izuzetno that the doping samples of two Russian wrestlers of the Greco-Roman style Sleeve Eugene and Sergei Semenov gave a positive result for Meldonium, the use of which is prohibited since 1 January.
On March 21, the Agency reported that the Russian athletes in total failed 40 drug tests for Meldonium. Among zameshannym in doping scandale was tennis player Maria Sharapova, swimmer Yuliya Efimova, figure skater Ekaterina Bobrova, etc. All filed by WADA in mid-March, Meldonium was detected in the blood of 99 athletes.