In the anti-doping Agency, the United States urged to suspend Russia from the Olympics 2018

The international Olympic Committee is to suspend Russia from participation in the winter Olympics in 2018, which will be held in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang. This was stated by the head of the U.S. anti-doping Agency (USADA) Travis Tygart, reports The Guardian.

According to Tygart, Russia should be removed because of the «institutionalization» of doping.

But at the same time, Tygart believes that some Russian athletes may participate, if you can prove that «pure».

He added that if Russia will be allowed to participate in the Olympics in 2018, it would mean «the release of the offender from prison» and will serve as a bad signal for the global sports community.

The doping scandal around Russian sport began in November 2015, when the World anti-doping Agency (WADA) has published a report which accused the Russian Federation in government support of doping. The report noted that Russian special services were covered systematic doping Russian athletes, admits the «direct intimidation and interference» in the work of the WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratory in Moscow.

16 countries – members of the Institute of national anti-doping organizations (iNADO) on 14 September called on the international Olympic Committee (IOC) to suspend the Russian delegation participation at the Olympic winter games 2018 in Pyeongchang. 18 Sep requirement was joined by 12 countries.

The independent Commission of Richard McLaren in 2016, gave details of the state support of doping in Russia. In particular, they talked about the substitution of doping tests to the Champions and medalists of the winter Olympic games 2014 in Sochi.

The head of the IOC Thomas Bach in June said that sanctions on Russia for possible doping violations must be approved no later than October 2017.

Olympics in Pyeongchang will be held from 9 to 25 February 2018.

In the anti-doping Agency, the United States urged to suspend Russia from the Olympics 2018 25.09.2017

Сентябрь 25th, 2017 by
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