Russia has proof that WADA informant Rodchenkov modified doping data in Moscow laboratory

Russia has proof that WADA informant Rodchenkov modified doping data in Moscow laboratory
# 21 December 2019 11:19 (UTC +04:00)

Earlier in December, WADA unanimously voted to ban Russia from participating in and hosting any major sporting events as punishment for what it said were serious manipulations and deletions of data in athlete test results under the organisation's investigation, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The Russian Investigative Committee stated on Saturday that it has obtained proofs showing that former head of Russia's national anti-doping laboratory and WADA informant Grigory Rodchenkov had modified doping probes data of Russian athletes.

On 9 December, WADA unanimously voted to ban Russia from participating in and hosting any major sporting events as punishment for what it said were serious manipulations and deletions of data in athlete test results under WADA investigation.

WADA also ruled that only "clean" Russian athletes would be allowed to compete under a neutral status, without the Russian flag or anthem, while Russian government officials and representatives would be banned from attending any major international sporting events. Additionally, WADA declared RUSADA non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code.

Commenting on the decision, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that any punishment should be individual and that all Russian athletes should not be punished for the wrongdoings of some.

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