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ARKHANGELSK, March 30. /TASS/. World anti-doping Agency (WADA) does not comply with its own rules in relation to doping and playing a double game. This opinion was expressed by TASS, the head of the Federal medical-biological Agency (FMBA) Vladimir Uiba on the sidelines of the International Arctic forum “the Arctic – territory of dialogue” in Arkhangelsk.
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“You see what happens: opened some hackers WADA database, and found that half the American team is sitting not just on doping and drugs and hormones. It’s just a blatant use of its capabilities. That is, we write rules and we break them as they want, and do. Is it a sport? Of course, this disadvantage, unequal rights,” – said Uiba .
The head of the Agency noted that the Russian national team in weightlifting, who was not admitted to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, has shown in the tournament good results. “The results in parallel (with Games) competitions, which we conducted in Russia, our athletes gave a head start to those who won (at the Olympics) and won prizes in weightlifting, for example. We have surpassed them on many many pounds, and it is clear that this would be our first place” – said Uiba.
July 8, 2016 WADA independent Commission led by Richard McLaren presented a report on the outcome of the investigation into allegations of doping and fraud at the Olympic games 2014 in Sochi. On the basis of the WADA Executive Committee recommended that the IOC, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the international sports federations to disqualify Russian athletes from participation in their competitions. In result the Russian team was represented at the 2016 Olympics in a truncated format.