The National Anti-Doping Center of Ukraine (NADC) joined the demands of the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations (iNADO) towards the suspending of Russian from the participation in the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang as the press service of the NADC reported.
‘The Ministry of Youth and Sport and the National Anti-Doping Center of Ukraine strongly condemn the major and shocking violations of the international anti-doping rules, principles of the fair play, moral and ethical norms of the sport that were accomplished by Russia at the state level, particularly at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi’, the message said.
The leaders of the National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO) urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban Russian Olympic Committee from the participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games due to the doping corruption during the Olympic Games in Sochi’ and continuation of non-fulfillment of its responsibilities on the clearance of the sport from the doping.
‘The sports leaders and organizations of this country should not be admitted to the participation in the Olympic Games when they intentionally violate the rules and ‘rob’ the clear sportsmen’, the message said.
Moreover, NADO noted that particular Russian sportsmen can participate in the competition as the neutral or independent from ROC and those sportsmen who passed the anti-doping examinations of IAAF.
The NADO leaders also insist that Russia should take the public responsibility for its actions to restore the right of the participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
‘IOC and WADA should insist that Russia pass the key additional evidence. It is impossible to completely estimate the scale of the problem and reach the justice for the clear sportsmen without this information. The absence of the proper investigation and punishment free from the sports and political influence of those who violated the anti-doping rules just invalidate the confidence of millions of clear sportsmen all over the world. This non-fulfillment of the responsibilities sends the cynical message that the privileged, insider countries of the Olympic movement will never be punished or take responsibility when they violate the fundamental condition of the fairness that sport leans on’, the message said.
This statement was supported by the anti-doping organizations of Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, the UK, the US and the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations of International Association of National Anti-Doping Organizations.
The National Anti-Doping Center of Ukraine (NADC) joined the urge of necessity to make Russia be responsible, including the suspending of the Russian Sports Federation from the participation in the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
Earlier, President of the United States Anti-doping Agency (USADA) Travis Tygart urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to suspend Russian sportsmen from the participation in the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.