Olympic champion rebelled against ready to forgive Russia WADA


Becky Scottato: Graham Hughes / AP

Olympic champion canadian Becky Scott left the Committee for compliance with the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) in protest. It is reported by BBC journalist Dan roan in his Twitter account.

She refused to continue work in the Committee after the recommendation of the Agency to restore the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) rights. 44-year-old athlete is also the head of the Commission of athletes WADA.

Scott is not the first time demonstrates an unequivocal attitude to the Russian side. In 2016, the canadian called upon the international Olympic Committee (IOC) to disqualify the national team of Russia at full strength from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

September 15 was made public the correspondence of the Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov and President of WADA Craig reedy about the recovery status of RUSADA. In a letter dated June 22, WADA has proposed to consider only the doping samples of the athletes who seemed suspicious to the Agency. In addition, the Russian side called on to recognize the conclusions of the report of the independent Commission under the leadership of Richard McLaren. In response to the letter of smilies shown a willingness to meet WADA.

In 2015 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”.

Scott represented team Canada in skiing at three Olympic games. At the 2002 Games in salt lake city Scott won the gold medal.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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