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The former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov said about doping at the Olympic games in Moscow in 1980. Reported Play the Game.
According to Rodchenkova, doping system for the Olympic Games in 1980 was similar to the one that was later used in Sochi in 2014. He claims that Gennady Markov, Deputy head of the state Committee on sports medicine and doping control, was engaged in substitution of doping tests.
“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 often used in the laboratory to help in a time of great competition. The KGB helped to change dirty samples for clean,” — said Rodchenkov.
At the Games in Moscow was not taken any positive doping test.
In 2016, Rodchenkov moved to the USA where in an interview with The New York Times told about the alleged violation by the Russians of anti-doping rules at the Olympic games in Sochi. He insisted on the existence in Russia of the doping of the system, controlled by the state. Later Rodchenkov was the informant WADA. Further investigation led to the rejection of the Russian team at the Olympics in Pyeongchang.
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