Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow does not welcome the actions of the hackers who hacked into the database of WADA. However, he noted that, thanks to them the world learned some interesting facts about sports. The head of state said at a meeting with Russian Paralympic athletes, reports TASS.
«We do not welcome the actions of hackers known, but thanks to them it became known that the people who took part in the Olympic games and we all were completely healthy, it appears, took illegal drugs, and the drugs that give and give a clear advantage in wrestling,» — said the head of state.
«And why, our Paralympians just some kind of incomprehensible to anyone suspected the application is not clear which drugs are excluded from the Paralympics», he added.
Putin called the decision by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), which removed the Russians from the Games in Rio de Janeiro, hypocritical and cowardly. «Of course, this decision is dishonest, hypocritical and cowardly», — said the Russian leader.
The President also said that the international anti-doping work is not «spy game». «This anti-doping work at the international level should be carried out openly is not spying activities, what is there to hide?» «he asked.
Earlier the President of Russia commented on the scandal with attacks on WADA. He noticed that healthy athletes to legally take illegal drugs, and Paralympic athletes suspended from Games only on suspicion. The head of state added that the situation «does not fit perfectly into any frame».
The Paralympic national team of Russia was not allowed at the Games in Rio de Janeiro because of a doping scandal.
On 13 September a group of hackers Fancy Bear has published data which suggests that American tennis players Serena and Venus Williams and gymnast Simone Bails for a long time used illegal drugs.
15 September, hackers released another batch of data on participants of the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, in the samples which were found illegal drugs. The list included ten American, five British, five German, one Danish, one Polish, one Czech and one Romanian athletes. In the list of found and silver medalist in the Boxing competitions of the Russian Misha Aloyan, the body which was discovered tuaminogeptana.
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