Head of U.S. Anti-Doping Agency called for exclusion of Russia from IOC


The head of the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Travis Tygart called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to temporarily suspend the membership of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).

According to USADA website, the reason is the creation of the state system of doping.

According to Tygart, the second part of the report of the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) showed how corrupt the Olympic movement has become.

“The IOC has to intervene. Fair athletes will not be satisfied until WADA is approved as an international independent regulator, and the ROC is expelled from the IOC until all the violations are removed. Holding of sporting events on the territory of Russia should also be banned,” said Tygart.

On December 10, deputy Prime Minister of Russia Vitaly Mutko said that Russians did not need doping in any sport at the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi. He noted that the government has never supported or covered the use of illicit drugs by athletes.

The second part of the report of the independent commission of WADA on the problems of doping in Russian sport was published on December 9. In particular, it was reported that the falsification of a doping test were found for two Russians who won four gold medals in the Olympics 2014 in Sochi. In addition, employees of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory were accused of concealing positive samples by adding salt and coffee in them.

Source: Lenta.Ru