Russian Olympic Committee: WADA’s informer Rodchenkov should’ve been shot


Honorary President of the Olympic Committee of Russia, Leonid Tyagachev, called to shoot the former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov, who spoke about the massive use of doping in Russian sports.

“Rodchenkov should’ve been shot for his untruths, as Stalin would have done,” said Tyagachev in his interview to the radio station Govorit Moskva (‘Moscow Says’ – RRT).

In 2015, the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) presented a report on government support for the use of doping in Russian sports. The report, in particular, was based on Rodchenkov’s testimony. The accreditation of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was suspended. On November 16th, WADA refused to restore the accreditation, recognizing the agency as “non-compliant” with the organization’s code. In the Kremlin, this decision was considered “unfair”.