WADA Informant to Testify Next Week at Banned Russian Athletes' Hearing

WADA Informant to Testify Next Week at Banned Russian Athletes' Hearing

The Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation will be wearing gray and red in Pyeongchang.

More than 30 Russian athletes participating in Siberian Indoor Championships last weekend abruptly withdrew from competition when drug testers arrived at the event.

Russian competitors at next month's Winter Olympics will be kitted out in predominantly gray uniforms with no national markings, in keeping with their status as neutral athletes after the national team was barred over doping allegations.

Athletes must not have been disqualified, or have been declared ineligible for any violation of anti-doping rules, to compete as a neutral.

"In line with the IOC regulations, the Olympic uniform has no symbols of the Russian Federation - the national flag and the national emblem", according to ZASPORT.

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Sport's highest court received appeal applications from all 42 Russians banned by the International Olympic Committee for their part in the country's state-sponsored doping programme at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and the majority of that group will attend a hearing which starts in Geneva on Monday.

"NADO leaders are speaking out to support clean athletes who face an uncertain playing field and who have voiced their concern that clean competition has been compromised".

We see that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is biased towards allowing that vaccination without presenting any pretention of possible doping cases, the spokeswoman said, in contract to the strict measures taken against the Russian athletes, without evidence.

He said: "Our suspicions that the doping situation is not successful in all regions has increased even more but I can not say that the athletes have withdrawn from the competition because they used illegal drugs until the relevant documents have been received".

All samples from the athletes in Sochi-2014 were collected during the day and not in the night, as the former head of the laboratory of the Moscow branch of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada), Grigori Rodchenkov, said at the time, SKR spokeswoman Svetlana Patrenko pointed out.

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