Travis Cigartte: Edgar Su / Reuters
CEO of the Us anti-doping Agency (USADA) Travis Tygart appealed to the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) with a call to restore the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) rights. It is reported by InsideTheGames.
“Now the duel of views between Russia and WADА. I think if WADA would allow the return of the status of RUSADA, despite the outstanding conditions, it will turn 180 degrees. It will be a crushing blow to the credibility of WADA and the hopes and dreams of millions of athletes who believe in fair competition”, — said the head of the USADA.
Tigert, expressed the hope that the decision will be taken. “But if that happens, we will do everything possible to not allow athletes to throw in the towel in the ring and continue to fight for their faith in clean sport,” he said.
In 2015 the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) has suspended its activities in the international Association of athletics federations (IAAF) because of the use of doping by Russians. Then RUSADA was recognized as inconsistent with the WADA code. Further proceedings resulted, in particular, to the suspension of some Russian athletes and the deprivation of their Olympic medals 2014. The Russian team was not allowed by the International Olympic Committee to Games in 2018 in Pyeongchang, athletes represented the team “Olympic athletes of Russia”.
Video, photo All from Russia.