Maxim Pluginpath: Vasily Ponomarev / RIA Novosti
The international Olympic Committee (IOC) on its website published the reasoning of the case of the Russian bobsledder Maxim Belugina, who was barred for life from participation in the Olympic games.
It is noted that the retest doping samples, which Belugin passed on the Games in Sochi, revealed the presence in its organism traces of anabolic steroids that were part of the so-called cocktail “Duchess” — a mixture of illegal substances and alcohol, who allegedly invented the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov.
The Russians could not explain how his body got these drugs. However, he assured that intentional doping is not accepted.
In 2016, the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory moved to the United States. In an interview with the New York Times, he spoke about the alleged use of Russian athletes banned drugs at the Games in Sochi and the functioning of the Russian doping system under the control of the state, then became an informant to WADA.
This was followed by the investigations of independent commissions of the IOC, which were suspended a number of Russian athletes, and later they were acquitted court of arbitration for Sport (CAS).
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