At the 1980 Olympics in Moscow acted doping system similar to one which was used by Russia in the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi. This was announced by the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov, the Danish journalists, writes Play the Game.
Journalists working on the topic of doping in Russian sport interviewed Rodchenkova through his lawyer Jim Walden. According to Rodchenkova key role in the Soviet doping program has played a former employee of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) and member of the medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vitaly Semenov (he later became an informant WADA), the head of the state Committee on sports medicine and doping control Anatoly Kovrizhnykh and his Deputy Gennady Markov.
Semenov was the head of anti-doping laboratory in Moscow, Markov was responsible for the doping control. Rodchenkov says that a man by the name of Korobkin substitute urine samples and was responsible for the acquisition of doping products. According to the newspaper, Korobkin already died.
Rodchenkov said that in 80 years most often athletes used drugs stanazolol, oral turinabol and testosterone. He said that was not working in the lab during the Olympics-80.
«When I came to the lab in 1985, there was a system of supplying incorrect information about positive tests to protect athletes who have used doping. The KGB was often in the laboratory to help in a time of great competition. The KGB helped to change dirty samples for clean,» he said.
According to Rodchenkova, the Games of 1988 in Seoul, the laboratory has conducted preliminary tests to verify that exogenous testosterone is not fixed in the body of athletes. He added that after the Games in Seoul Markov and Kovrizhnykh died under mysterious circumstances.
The version about the existence of a doping program at the Olympics-80 Danish journalists confirmed former KGB agent Vladimir Popov, with whom the journalists met in Canada. According to Popov, the program was launched in 1978 during the European championship in shooting in Copenhagen. Markov Popov was recruited as a KGB agent. Another KGB officer, Boris Parkin, during the Olympics-80 was the anti-doping inspector. Parkin was engaged in substitution of samples. After the competition he received the order of the red Star.
Rodchenkov after escaping from Russia to the United States in may 2016 admitted in substitution of test results that were taken from Russian athletes during the Olympic winter games in Sochi 2014.
Because of the doping scandal, the national teams 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.
5 December 2017, the international Olympic Committee because of the systematic anti-doping rule violations barred from participating in the winter Olympics in 2018, the national Olympic Committee of the Russian Federation.
Rodchenkov said that the Olympics-80 in the Soviet Union was also «doping program» 18.03.2018