Should the Russian anti-doping agency Rusada be included again in the circle of anti-doping hunters? The demand is currently causing a lot of excitement in the sports world. The recommendation of a Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency Wada to pardon Rusad after three years of suspension has raised indignation among many doping researchers.
There is also resistance within the Wada itself. Vice-President Linda Helleland announced in a statement against the lifting of the sanctions during Thursday's vote. "I notice progress, and I acknowledge the efforts of the Rusada, but as long as the McLaren report is not recognized and Wada does not have access to the laboratories, I will vote against the resumption of Russia," said the Norwegian, the president of Wada. . Craig Reedie wants to inherit next year.
For Claudia Bokel, chairman of the Athletes Committee of the International Olympic Committee, the turnaround of Wada in Russia is worrying. The Wada stands with her decision "for a pioneering moment in her history", she writes in a guest post in the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung".
Even Seehofer answers
Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov has also sharply criticized the possible suspension of the suspension. The former head of the Doping Laboratory in Moscow spoke of a "disaster for clean sport".
"The Wada must not be the victim of manipulation by the Russian Ministry of Sport," Rodchenkov said. The ministry is the 'arm of the Kremlin', which has previously allowed the doping program and has made false accusations.
Once again it should be made clear that WADA's original request was "that the McLaren report be fully recognized by the Russian sports authorities and that Russia transfers all supporting documents, including the database and all samples from the Moscow laboratory," said Rodchenkov. who lives in a secret place in the US.
Even the Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer has spoken about the subject. He is also against lifting the suspension. "Doping is wrong – it essentially challenges the integrity of the sport and deprives the sport of its foundations," said Seehofer. Only the sporting competition under fair and clean conditions will preserve the social importance of the sport and the enthusiasm of the fans and win new viewers.