© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in photobacteria Mutko. Archival photo© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank
Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said the Agency «R-Sport» that he hoped that from June, the Russian anti-doping laboratory (RUSADA) will regain the authority for planning testing and sampling of doping tests.
Starting from 2016 all Russian athletes are under the total control of foreign anti-doping organizations. Test planning is carried out to British anti-doping Agency, sampling Swedish and German authorities.
«In may, we this criterion (according to which the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RUSADA Yelena Isinbayeva cannot take this place, as it is the founder of the organization — R & d) is workable, and I hope that with the month of June two new powers — planning and sampling — will be returned to us and the organization is close to recovery,» said Mutko on the phone.
«To Lena (Isinbayeva) no one has any questions, including WADA. The situation is equivalent to that which I did with FIFA. I spent two years as a member of the Executive Committee, to me, no questions as to the representative of Europe, in Europe, UEFA is satisfied with my work. Then entered the criteria by which members of the Executive Committee cannot be members of the state authorities», — he said.
Mutko also added that it would be «more correct if it was made before the election and, of course, it would be possible today to challenge in CAS, because it is in Swiss law and sports law, the paragraphs that as the game progresses the rules change not.»
«We are all the criteria fulfilled, they go added the new one. And this criterion is not directed against Lena, it’s more intended to create more independence of the organization,» — said Mutko.