In Russia want to restrict entry into the country, officials of WADA

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Russia wants to apply sanctions against officials of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA), were involved, according to Russian authorities, the suspension of the Russian team from participation in the winter Olympic games in 2018 in Pyeongchang. This was announced by the Chairman of the Federation Council Commission for the protection of the sovereignty and prevent interference in the internal Affairs Andrey Klimov, the newspaper “Izvestia”.

According to the Senator, now the Russian officials to “define people” against whom will be restrictions. The newspaper’s sources in Parliament reported that there are about 10 persons, which may include not only employees of WADA.

The sources said that in relation to these people in Russia can initiate proceedings, “including criminal”. The defendants in the list will also restrict entry to the territory of Russia.

Klimov told the newspaper that the Federation Council examine the possible involvement of spectacular USA Robert Mueller to decision of WADA to dismiss the Russian team. He added that the decision on introduction of sanctions against some members of the WADA was adopted on 12 December 2017 at a meeting of parliamentarians, athletes and diplomats.

In November 2015, WADA has published a report which accused the Russian Federation in government support of doping. The report noted that Russian special services were covered systematic doping Russian athletes, admits the “direct intimidation and interference” in the work of the WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratory in Moscow.

Because of the doping scandal, the national team of Russia on athletics was removed from the Olympic games in 2016. Also the Russian team at full strength is not allowed to the summer Paralympics.

5 Dec, IOC because of the systematic anti-doping rule violations barred from participating in the 2018 Olympics, the national Olympic Committee of the Russian Federation. The IOC Executive Board also suspended for life from any involvement in the Olympics and former sports Minister Mutko and his former Deputy Yury Nagornykh.

December 14, WADA informed on the cooperation of the Agency with 60 international sports bodies to anti-doping investigations. The Director of WADA’s intelligence and investigations Gunther Younger announced that it will be used data from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory.