Russian Olympic Committee’s Statement in Response to the World Anti-Doping Agency Report (in English and in русский-Russian)

SPORTS, 25 Jul 2016

Russian Olympic Committee | Олимпийский комитет России – TRANSCEND Media Service

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17 мая 2016 – 17 May 2016

English Translation (From Oriental Review):

“The accusations against Russian sports found in the report by Richard McLaren are so serious that a full investigation is needed, with input from all parties.  The Russian Olympic Committee has a policy of zero tolerance and supports the fight against doping.  It is ready to provide its full assistance and work together, as needed, with any international organization.

We wholeheartedly disagree with Mr. McLaren’s view that the possible banning of hundreds of clean Russian athletes from competition in the Olympic Games is an acceptable ‘unpleasant consequence’ of the charges contained in his report.

The charges being made are primarily based on statements by Grigory Rodchenkov.  This is solely based on testimony from someone who is at the epicenter of this criminal scheme, which is a blow not only to the careers and fates of a great many clean athletes, but also to the integrity of the entire international Olympic movement.

Russia has fought against doping and will continue to fight at the state level, steadily stiffening the penalties for any illegal activity of this type and enforcing a precept of inevitabile punishment.

The Russian Olympic Committee fully supports the harshest possible penalties against anyone who either uses banned drugs or encourages their use. 

At the same time, the ROC – acting in full compliance with the Olympic Charter – will always protect the rights of clean athletes.  Those who throughout their careers – thanks to relentless training, talent, and willpower – strive to realize their Olympic dreams should not have their futures determined by the unfounded, unsubstantiated accusations and criminal acts of certain individuals.  For us this is a matter of principle.”


Оригинал на русском языке:

Официальное заявление ОКР

Олимпийский комитет России, полностью поддерживая усилия, предпринимаемые МОК по борьбе с применением допинга с позиции нулевой терпимости и по защите прав чистых от допинга спортсменов, со своей стороны, готов оказать всестороннее содействие в проведении объективного расследования Всемирного антидопингового агентства (WADA) по поводу обвинений в адрес работы лаборатории на Олимпийских играх 2014 года в Сочи.

Олимпийский комитет России в своей деятельности также опирается на необходимость полноценной защиты прав честных атлетов и принцип неизбежности наказания тех, кто пытался или пытается любым незаконным способом добиться превосходства над соперниками, попирая дух честной спортивной борьбы, бросая тень на общепризнанные олимпийские принципы и идеалы.  

ОКР со всей серьезностью относится к прозвучавшим обвинениям в адрес антидопинговой лаборатории, работавшей в Сочи. Олимпийские зимние игры 2014 года, по оценкам международного сообщества, были одними из самых успешных в истории, а квалификация работавшего на них персонала из разных стран мира ни у кого не вызывала сомнений.  Однако, если сегодня для проверки справедливости результатов и чистоты выступавших спортсменов требуется дополнительное исследование, ОКР будет сотрудничать с ВАДА и другими международными организациями в полном объеме.   

Искоренение допинга является нашей общей целью и ключевым фактором успешной реализации Повестки МОК 2020. Россия активно участвовала в разработке этого стратегического документа и готова предпринимать все необходимые шаги для его эффективного практического применения, в том числе, при осуществлении дополнительных мер, направленных на защиту прав чистых от допинга спортсменов.

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