September 18, 2021

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believes the United States could kidnap Russian players.

03/25/2003 09:35.

The United States could try to kidnap Russian players who could pose a threat to the United States. In doing so, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the United States could resort to doping violations.

In an interview with RIA Novosti. Lavrov said Washington brings suspects hiding in other parts of the world to the United States.

“I do not rule out the possibility that such athletes may be used to punish those who have been positively tested, and whom the United States considers a threat to its interests in international competitions,” said the Minister of the Sverdlovsk Region. Suggested in a meeting with representatives of the sports community of …

Based on the Rodchenkov Act (Anti-Doping Act, which was signed into law in the United States), named after Gregory Rodchenkov, the whistleblower of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the United States imposes criminal doping penalties in any event. Participate where American players can reduce.

The minister pointed to the West’s “monopoly” in the fight against doping. According to Lavrov, Western countries have “privatized” the global anti-doping system. About three-quarters of the members of the WADA Governing Body come from NATO countries and their friendly states such as Australia, Australia and Japan. At the same time, the population of powers that actually control the war on doping is an absolute minority on the planet, which is “wrong,” Sergei Lavrov said.

The Russian Foreign Minister believes that the laws should be fair and uniform for all the states of the world.

Lavrov also noted that the drugs meldonium and mildronate are not different from each other, except that meldonium is produced in Russia and is therefore banned.

Russia will continue to fight doping and discrimination against Russian athletes.

Russia is ready to continue its fight against doping – including in the run-up to the ban on the use of Russian national flags and anthems in international sports.

“We must continue to do the legal work that we have to do, we must continue to prove that we are absolutely not interested in any doping violations by our players and as soon as we see certain facts. We will continue to put an end to this practice. ” The Minister also said

In December 2019, the WADA Executive Committee recognized the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) that it was not complying with the Global Anti-Doping Code. Rosada disagreed with the decision, and the case was transferred to the arbitral tribunal, which published its decision on December 17, 2020. The court banned Russia from hosting the World Championships, the Olympics and the Paralympic Games. The court also banned Russian players from performing in major tournaments under the national flag. The use of the Russian national anthem was also banned. The ban expires in December 2022.

The minister believes that the Tokyo Olympics have shown that the ban on the use of symbols against Russian athletes was meaningless.

Sergei Lavrov said: “I believe that our players have demonstrated the ability to wear ROC uniforms, the willpower that proves the meaninglessness of any artificial restrictions for our players. We have to play according to the rules. Are ready

Athletes from the Russian Federation perform as part of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team at the Tokyo Olympics. Tchaikovsky’s first symphony was used at the awards ceremony instead of the Russian national anthem. In late July, the Russians took part in a flash mob in support of the national team: they began spreading the hashtag #wewillROCyou, which aired the Queen’s classic WeWill RockYou. The national team won 71 medals and finished fifth in scoring.

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