Athlete from Ukraine that the doping test which was requested to spoil the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory (MAL) Gregory Rodchenkov, was biathlete Vita Semerenko. He told this in an interview by e-mail to The New York Times.
In late November, during a story about the incident that occurred in 2013, lawyer Jim Walden Rodchenkova mentioned two heads of the Russian sports – the Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko and the former Deputy Minister of sports of Russia Yuri Nagornykh. It was not clear who voiced the request Rodchenkova.
The former head of the SMALL said that this man was a Mountain. According to him, in one of the tournaments in Moscow prior to Olympic games in Sochi in 2014, Deputy Minister of sport asked “to do the dirty sample” Semerenko to disqualify her. The Ukrainian team was then a serious competitor for Russian serving on the home Olympics in Sochi.
Rodchenkov confirmed that he refused to fulfill the request of Upland, explaining that the analysis of such doping control will become noticeable that the substance is spiked and not passed through the body of an athlete.
According to him, during his career he recognized “a dirty sample clean”, but not Vice versa.
In the end, Vita Semerenko were in Sochi. For the Ukrainian national team she won the gold medal in the relay. And in singles he won a bronze medal in the sprint.
Rodchenkov, who now lives in the USA, in may 2016 admitted in substitution of test results that were taken from Russian athletes during the Olympic winter games in Sochi 2014.
Basmanny court of Moscow of 21 September 2017 in absentia arrested Rodchenkova in the case of abuse of office. It was announced in the international wanted list.
On 8 November the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a new criminal case against Rodchenkova and former head of the Department of doping control Timofey Sobolevsky on suspicion of obstruction of preliminary investigation.
Recall, November 11, the World anti-doping Agency have a database of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory for the period from January 2012 to August 2015.
In August 2016 the world anti-doping Agency urged to disqualify Russian athletes from all competitions, including the Olympics. It happened after the doping samples “A” 14 Russian athletes from three sports, taken at the Olympic games in Beijing, tested positive.
In this August 2, session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) endorsed the decision of the Executive Committee from 24 July to disqualify Russian athletes from participation in the Olympic games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.