Terrible track record of Russia in the field of inflating doping its athletes in international competitions has forced, finally, President Vladimir Putin admit this week that there are some shortcomings — but not the blame of his government in the Scam.
Global sports removes more of Russian athletes from participation in the competition, and Mr. Putin admitted that the anti-doping system the nation has not worked, “and it’s our fault, need to say about this right and to admit it”. However, he continues to reject the findings of investigators regarding the fact that the imaginary monitoring system of Moscow, in fact, masked the government’s secret plan in the framework of which about 1,000 athletes in 30 different sports have used doping.
These were the conclusions of the extraordinary investigation by the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) on the basis of which more than 100 Russian athletes were suspended from participation in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. After the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014, during which the Russian authorities were responsible for the conduct of tests for doping, the international Olympic Committee began disciplinary proceedings against 28 Russian athletes, urine samples which have been tampered with by agents of government security.
“For many years, the international sports events were captured by the Russians,” said Richard McLaren (Richard McLaren), head of the anti-doping investigation. He also added that the true extent of the use of doping we probably will never know. Re-test urine samples from previous Olympic Games continues, and this increases pressure on Russia, which wants to convince officials that she will be able to take credible anti-doping measures. If Russia does not, then it may be suspended from participation in next year’s Winter Olympic games in South Korea.
On Wednesday, Mr. Putin has continued to hold the bogus idea that his government played no role in the machinations of doping. However, in December last year high-ranking Russian sports officials said Rebecca Ruiz (Rebecca Ruiz) from the New York Times that numerous officials of the state Ministry of sports were involved in long-existing “institutional collusion” to using performance-enhancing drugs to win medals.
The essence of this question is whether the principle is fair competition at the Olympic games in General to have any meaning, if Russia will not put an end to their system of doping.
Anti-doping authorities from 17 countries, including Canada, Australia and the United States, called for tougher law enforcement measures that would be more independent from national and global authorities, juggling conflicting roles associated with the development of sport and control over it. This will surely increase the credibility of the Games and morality clean athletes participating in competitions.
While in the sport and around it there is confusion and suspicion. Records are overwritten as soon as some of the Russian “victory” are reviewed, but with others it does not. Mr. Putin has the ability to fix Russia’s reputation in this matter, if he will go on a half-hearted confessions. He needs to end the shameful demolition of prestige of the Olympic games and prove to the world that he did.