Julia Stepanovitch: Jacquelyn Martin / AP
Russian runner Yulia Stepanova, who became an informant for the world anti-doping Agency (WADA), spoke at an anti-doping summit at the White house. This was reported in the Twitter account of the American anti-doping Agency (USADA).
“I think that my husband and I are fighting not only with doping but also with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and WADA. We see that WADA is now not following its own rules, although athletes demands it,” said Stepanova.
In addition, the jogger apologized for the fact that she’s doping, and admitted that his drinking had a negative impact on her health. The other participants in the summit met her speech with applause. German spagetka Claudia Bokel was supported by Stepanov. “We owe you an apology for the imperfection of the anti-doping system,” she said.
The summit, organized in response to a decision by WADA to restore the rights of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA), was attended by 14 athletes, sports Ministers and the leaders of the national anti-doping organizations from Australia, Germany, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Norway and the UK. All the summit participants did not agree with WADA on the Russian question.
In 2014, Yulia Stepanova, together with a former employee of RUSADA Vitaly Stepanov became an informant to WADA. The testimony of a pair formed the basis of the investigation, the results of which a number of Russian athletes, including all athletes (except the jumper in length Daria Kishineu), introduced at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. She Stepanova was serving a two-year suspension for doping from 2013 to 2015. For this reason she was not admitted to the 2016 Games.
Video, photo All from Russia.