The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach did not rule out expulsion of Russia from the summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, reports Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “If you find evidence of the existence of an organized and comprehensive system of doping, affecting other sports, the international Federation and the IOC will be forced to make a difficult decision between collective and individual responsibility”, — quotes the edition.
Bach also said that due to the accusations of doping at the Olympic games in Sochi in Russia “the international Olympic Committee is interested in a complete and rapid clarification” of the situation, writes The Telegraph.
According to Bach, the IOC asked the World anti-doping Agency (WADA) on “a comprehensive investigation and full report. Olympic Committee also asked the anti-doping laboratory in Lausanne, where the doping test from the Sochi games, carry out their analysis. In addition, the IOC appealed to the Olympic Committee of Russia in order that he “made every effort to ensure full cooperation with WADA.
The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach
Says Bach, is to be considered the question of whether the Russian federations applied the presumption of innocence. In addition, it raised the question about the need to abolish the burden of proof. Bach explained that this means that athletes will have to demonstrate that their doping tests comply with the rules of the international Federation and the world anti-doping code.
“There can be no doubt — and all “clean” athletes, and the world should not doubt that the IOC will react under zero-tolerance policies not only to individual athletes, but also in relation to their environment”, — said the head of the IOC.
According to him, can be taken from a life suspension from the Olympic games and “tough financial penalties” to “suspension or exclusion of national federations as a whole, as happened with the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla)”.
May 9 American CBS TV channel showed a story called “a Dark mystery of Russia”. In it eks-the employee of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA), Vitaliy Stepanov said that skyped with a former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory Gregory Rodchenkov, who spoke about the use of Russian athletes of doping at the Olympics in Sochi. According to Rodchenkova, in laboratories in Sochi “worked by the FSB,” and they “tried to control every step of the anti-doping process”.
In the story CBS was emphasized that Rodchenkov said that at least four Russian athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics in Sochi, “used steroids and laboratory hid it.” The names of the medallists in the story are not known.
Three days later, The New York Times published an article in which the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory Rodchenkov said that the Russian sportsmen, among whom were 15 medallists, had used doping during the Olympic winter games in Sochi in February 2014. According to Rodchenkova, he developed a mixture of three illicit drugs that are mixed with alcohol and given to athletes. Also, according to Rodchenkova, he was involved in the substitution of urine samples, which were to be targeted for doping tests.
Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko information, published in an American newspaper, was absurd. In the Kremlin statement eks-the head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory called “slander defector”.