In January of this year, RUSADA officers suddenly rushed to the championship of the Siberian Federal District in athletics. As a result, more than 30 athletes withdrew from the competition, and some nevertheless went to the start, but did not cross the finish line - all in order to avoid checks. This suggests that there is no culture of pure sport in the country, athletes have no habit of undergoing regular inspections.
“Some athletes may use doping randomly, due to an insufficient level of knowledge about the drugs,” says Yuri Kuzin, head coach of the St. Petersburg children's hockey club Legion Novoselye.
“Doping is found in conventional household medicines. That is, those that we are all accustomed to using for malaise. The fact is that some components of conventional drugs can be considered doping and be banned by WADA, ”the expert explains.
According to him, one of the possible solutions to the problem would be educational program. It can be carried out at the level of trainers, sports doctors. The program of educational program could be developed by officials from sports, Yuri Kuzin added.
Yuri Ganus, director general of the Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA, told the Company that the results of the WADA study of samples from the Moscow laboratory will be transferred to sports federations. The latter must initiate proceedings and go to court with them.
“There is no time when this will be done. It will happen at the end of December, in January or some other date - is unknown. One cannot even say whether all these cases will be considered together or separately. There are no standards here, ”said Yuri Ganus. When asked how substantiated WADA claims, the head of RUSADA did not answer, dropping the phone.
Yuri Kuzin noted that in Russia at the official level, WADA is accused of bias. He stressed that the actions of the World Anti-Doping Agency can be regarded as one of the instruments of pressure on the country.
The author of the book “Overcoming the Crisis” dedicated to Russian corruption, Ustin Chashchin, believes that the official position does not mean that it really is.
The expert joked that in this situation Russia needs to organize its own Olympics, where doping would be allowed: “Why not the State Duma to legalize doping and not allow adult athletes to take it? The competitions that Russia would have organized could be called the "Cyborg Olympics." Just imagine this enchanting spectacle - a competition where there are no checks and where athletes are allowed to use anything for muscle growth and results. Ordinary Olympiads will fade in the background of this mega-show. ”
The Ministry of Sports refused to respond to a request from the Company magazine whether they are aware of the latest WADA claims, noting that all comments will come later. Officially, Yuri Ganus emphasized: “If you noticed, RUSADA is the only organization on which the Compliance Committee (CRC) did not give any restrictions ... WADA considers our work efficient and productive.
So we will deal with the withdrawal of all our sports from the crisis. We will bring the federations in line (with the WADA code) and the training of athletes. ”