Saturday , July 2 2022

"Drugs have become an integral part of sport"


RUSADA's head, Yuri Ganus, speaking in the Duma State, announced an increase in the number of crimes by Russian athletes from the anti-drug rules associated with accessibility rules.

– Drugs have become an integral part of sport. When we register the growth of anti-doping offenses by more than 100% in 2018 compared to 2017 because of the breach of the rules – accessibility is sad. This means that our athletes are stopped because they break these rules. I am also aware of the fact that some of them use drugs and so avoid testing, ”says Ganus.

The role also called the regions and country most active in the fight against drugs.

– Our main task is to make the territories drug-free. The most active regions in relation to the fight against drugs – the Belgorod region, Komi, Altai, Krasnoyarsk Territory. But there are regions that have distinguished themselves with a minus sign. In this respect, we will not enter into formal agreements with these regions.

– We have already terminated the contract with the Republic of Mordovia after the trainer experienced the involvement and support of the administration, which has been banned from training for life, as well as other facts. We need real work in the regions, especially with the younger generation, – said head of RUSADA.

Recall that earlier jumper cutter Danil Lysenko and biathlete Margarita Vasilyeva have broken access rules and have been suspended from the competition.

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