All doping tests from Russian athletes in Rio turned out to be negative

All doping samples taken from Russian athletes at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, were negative. The head of the Russian delegation at the 2016 Games Igor Kazikov said the Agency “R-Sport”.

“All doping samples [taken from the Russians] are negative,” said Kazikov.

In early November, the 2015 World anti-doping Agency (WADA) has accused the sports Ministry and the FSB meddling in the work of the accredited anti-doping laboratory, which is located in Moscow. According to WADA, at the end of 2014, the head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov personally ordered the destruction of 1417 doping tests before testing. On 14 November, the Council of the world Association of athletics Federation (IAAF) suspended the all-Russian athletics Federation from competing under its auspices.

21 July 2016, the court of arbitration for sport confirmed the decision of the IAAF to dismiss the national team of Russia in athletics from international competitions. Thus, the Russian athletes missed the summer Olympic games.

18 July the independent Commission WADA has published the results of a new investigation on the use of Russian athletes of doping at the Olympic games in Sochi. According to the Agency, the staff of the Sochi anti-doping laboratory with the support of representatives of the FSB allegedly substituted samples of Russian athletes. The Commission also argued that the substitution of doping tests was carried out in the framework of a special doping program supported at the state level.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the results of the report have been suspended from work a number of sports officials named in the report “direct executors”.

The international Olympic Committee (IOC), after reviewing the report, has decided not to suspend the Russian team from participation in the Olympic games. One of the conditions of admission of athletes to the Games were they have no doping history. Some of the suspended Russians were able to challenge the IOC decision in Sports arbitration (CAS) and took part in the Olympics.