WADA does not have moral and ethical claims to Isinbayeva, said Smirnov

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pernambucana Olympic champion in the pole vault, member of the IOC athletes Yelena Isinbayeva. Archival photoWADA does not have moral and ethical claims to Isinbayeva, said Smirnov© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Song

World anti-doping Agency (WADA) is ready to emphasize that he has no ethical claims to the head of the Supervisory Council of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) two-time Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva, and to help her as the person who will lead the fight against doping in the country, said the Agency «R-Sport» the head of the Independent public anti-doping Commission (PLA) Vitaly Smirnov.

Following the meeting of the Council of founders WADA may 18 in Montreal, it was announced that RUSADA for the full restoration of rights you must fulfill four criteria. The key is to care Isinbayeva as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of RUSADA until may 31.

«Isinbayeva was elected democratically, and no obstacles were. WADA then woke up and started to interpret it so that this option is not independent from the point of view of WADA. Our guilt and the guilt of the Lena in this no. By the way, changes in the Supervisory Board not only touched Lena. I deliberately don’t want to say names, but if you compare the first composition, which was elected in December, and current – they are different,» Smirnov said by telephone.

«Lena – face is known, she represents certain interests, but they (WADA) believe that the head of the Supervisory Board must be absolutely independent from any affiliation to other organizations. Lena understands that we don’t have to come to a dead end. We must find a solution. But it will not affect her social position on her level. Moreover, WADA expressed the readiness to stress that he doesn’t have to Lena ethical claims, and they (WADA) is ready to lend its full assistance to the person who will lead the fight against doping in the country and be in this respect, media person. WADA is ready to cooperate with Isinbayeva, but in a different capacity,» — said Smirnov.

Smirnov also said that the cooperation between WADA and Isinbayeva will be formalized. «I hope so. But I would in this case be responsible for people functions involved. Lena is already a popular man, coming into the IOC athletes ‘ Commission, ENV. In the future she has a future», — said Smirnov.

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