The head of the Russian anti-doping Agency Yuri Hanus criticized the all-Russian athletics Federation, in an interview with L’equipe. It was published on Wednesday, September 18. According to Hanusa, an investigation was carried out which failed to detect evidence of violations of anti-doping rules.
The statement of the head of RUSADA was made nine days before the world Championships in athletics in Qatar and on the eve of the Congress of the International Association of athletics federations. Hanus said that he had called for the resignation of the leaders of the Federation: “We cooperate with the IAAF and are investigating. The scale of deviations is just crazy! The problem is systemic. And there is evidence of intervention by a higher power. There are people who oppose my work. For example, the sports Minister has defended and continues to support Dmitry shlyahtin as the head of wfla. Until we are honest with ourselves, the international community can lift sanctions against Russia. We will stop this disaster, if we recognize that punishment is inevitable and nobody will evade responsibility”.
We will remind, from November 2015 vfla disqualified from international competitions, the reason for this was the doping scandal. It is expected that on 23 September, the IAAF will hold a meeting on which will discuss whether progress has been made in anti-doping work of the Russian Federation.
27 September-6 October world Championships in athletics in Doha. It is known that 29 Russian athletes received individual tolerance to the championship and will be playing there in a neutral status.
Earlier, on 15 September, RUSADA announced that it has identified 161 cases of anti-doping rule violations during the period from January to August 2019. This statement was made by the Deputy Director of the Agency Margarita Pagnocca. For comparison, during the 2018 RUSADA recorded 146 breaches.