Russia responded to the request of WADA on public hearings on the dispute with RUSADA

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Deputy of the state Duma Svetlana Zhurova in an interview with RT commented on the request by the world anti-doping Agency court of arbitration for Sport on public hearings on the dispute with the Russian anti-doping Agency.

In her opinion, this option would allow Russia to publicly argue in its favor.

“this is important to the press was unbiased and covered everything as it is. Then I think they are also a lot of interesting and new for yourself to hear what is happening in Russia and what changes during this time occurred”, – said Zhurova.

this position is shared by the Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on physical culture, sports and youth Affairs Sergei Krivonosov. According to him, WADA was first accused RUSADA of violations, and then explained their essence. Krivonosov said that it violates the presumption of innocence.

“All the actions that we see, suggests that there is a political rationale that it is a form of pressure and form of warfare against us,” said Krivonosov.

Previously, WADA appealed to the CAS with a request to make the hearings on the dispute with RUSADA public.

on 9 December last year, the WADA Executive Committee took the unanimous decision, according to which the World anti-doping Agency agreed with the recommendation of the working group on the removal of the athletes from Russia’s participation in international competitions. In particular, they talked about the Olympics and Paralympics. The suspension is for 4 years.

it was reported that the athletes not caught in doping, there may be under a neutral flag, in case of observance of some conditions.

WADA requested a hearing on the dispute with RUSADA public

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