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Attorney Jim Walden, representing the interests of the informant’s world anti-doping Agency (WADA) Gregory Rodchenkov, commented on the situation around providing the Russian side the Moscow anti-doping laboratory. About this he wrote on his Twitter account.
The lawyer criticized the Agency for concessions to the Russian side. According to Walden, WADA and the international Olympic Committee, itself, compromised. “It is hoped that the athletes and sponsors will rebel against such a position. It turns out, justice two, one for Russia and another for everyone else”, he added.
Earlier on January 9, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian side agreed with the WADA about how we will work to provide data laboratory. Initially, the experts of the Agency was to obtain data on December 31. Failure to comply with the deadline does not entail sanctions from WADA, which caused a negative reaction from some sports officials, including the head anti-Doping Agency USA Travis Tygert.
The Russian anti-doping Agency was reinstated in September 2018. The provision of data laboratory —one of the conditions for the retention of this status. Rodchenkov, in turn, criticized the recovery of domestic Agency. His testimony as a former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory was the basis of the report of the special Commission of the WADA under the leadership of Richard McLaren.
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