ICR said there is no evidence of Rodchenkov's involvement in machinations

ICR said there is no evidence of Rodchenkov's involvement in machinations

Russian Investigative Committee has no evidence that the former Head of Moscow's anti-doping laboratory Gregory Rodchenkov destroyed doping samples of athletes.

On Monday, August 22, the official representative of the ICR Vladimir Markin reported that. His words are quoted by TASS with reference to the on-air of the First Channel.

"We do not make any conclusions. We have no evidence that he had them [doping sample] specifically destroyed with a specific purpose. This man is engaged in the spread of doping among athletes. In order to destroy evidence of his criminal activities, he fled. He had destroyed the very doping tests ... He destroyed them and now accuses some supposedly Russian special services, "- said Markin.

June 18 the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against Rodchenkov on the grounds of a crime under part 1 of Article 201 of the Criminal Code (Abuse of Authority). The case was initiated based on the results of pre-investigation checks of Rodchenkov's media interviews, in which he said about the numerous violations of anti-doping rules in Russian sport, including those with his participation.

June 9, the German TV channel ARD presented the film of Hajo Zeppelta Hour X for Russia (Showdown for Russia), in which the Rodchenkov accused the adviser to the Minister of Sports on anti-doping Natalia Zhelanova in complete destruction of the capacity of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).

May 12 the newspaper The New York Times published an article, in which the former Head of the laboratory accused Sochi Olympic champion skier Aleksandr Legkov, a bobsledder Aleksandr Zubkov, a skeletonist Aleksandr Tretyakov and Russian hockey players in using a cocktail of the three banned substances. After the publication of these data, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) appealed to WADA asking for an investigation.

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