The head of the Russian biathlon Union Alexander Kravtsov rejected the accusations of the informant vada Gregory Rodchenkov of doping Russian athletes, Interfax reports.
According to Kravtsova, Rodchenkov wrongly accuses participants of the Olympic games in Sochi in 2014, and his next statement is associated with the imminent decision of the International Olympic Committee regarding the admission of the Russian national team for the Olympics.
The head of the Russian biathlon Union called Rodchenkova the «sick man», statements which makes no sense to comment. He added that the informant vada remembers all participants of the Games in Sochi and so it remains to recall only workers cleaning the Olympic village.
Rodchenkov in an interview with The New York Times claimed he repeatedly told Kravtsov on the subject of doping, including at the Olympics in Sochi. He also said that the FSB used car Kravtsov to enter the building of the Moscow laboratory.
The head of the Russian biathlon Union said that he had a car in Sochi with a personal driver, because it is not necessary for the status, but all the participants used the cars that are allocated to them.
Rodchenkov, who now lives in the USA, in may 2016 admitted in substitution of test results that were taken from Russian athletes during the Olympic winter games in Sochi 2014.
He said that on the eve of the Olympics in Sochi, the Deputy Minister of sports of Russia Yuri Nagornykh told him to spoil the doping test Ukrainian biathlete Vita Semerenko. But this was denied.
Basmanny court of Moscow of 21 September 2017 in absentia arrested Rodchenkova in the case of abuse of office. It was announced in the international wanted list.
On 8 November the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a new criminal case against Rodchenkova and former head of the Department of doping control Timofey Sobolevsky on suspicion of obstruction of preliminary investigation.
In November 2015, 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.
Because of the doping scandal, the national team of Russia on athletics was removed from the Olympic games in 2016. Also the Russian team at full strength is not allowed to the summer Paralympics.
Due to the doping scandal with participation of Russian athletes in the winter Olympics in 2018, remains in question. The IOC will announce its decision on 5 December.
In the Union of biathletes of the Russian Federation called the informant vada Rodchenkova the «sick man» 03.12.2017