Because of Russia and China…the World Athletes Organization accuses the World Anti-Doping Agency of double standards

Canada – The international organization Global Athlete has accused the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of double standards in the doping cases of Russian skater Kamila Valeeva and Chinese swimmers.

The website of the International Athlete Agency (an international body representing athletes from all over the world) indicated that 23 Chinese swimmers who tested positive for steroids before the Tokyo Olympics should have been subject to a temporary suspension, noting that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) applied different standards. In the case of Russian skater Valeeva.

In addition, WADA appealed the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s decision regarding the accidental introduction of trimetazidine into Valeeva’s body, while deciding to pardon the Chinese swimmers.

Earlier, the New York Times published a report in which it stated that 23 Chinese swimmers tested positive for doping and trimetazidine was found in their bodies.

The Chinese Anti-Doping Agency (Xinada) recognized the positive samples of the athletes and conducted its own investigations, which revealed that traces of the banned drug were found in the kitchen of the hotel where the athletes stayed during the competition, but the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) decided not to prosecute the Chinese swimmers, despite the… According to the American newspaper, it received information about their positive test results, and allowed them to compete in the 2020 Olympics.

Valeeva was excluded for four years after traces of trimetazidine were found in the skater’s sample in December 2021. As a result, she was stripped of the gold medal for winning the team championship at the 2022 Olympics, as well as her Russian and European titles.

The Global Athlete website stressed that WADA must publish all evidence supporting its decision to close these cases, and the evidence must be reviewed by an external body not affiliated with the agency.

In a statement, the international organization said: “When the governing body does not follow and implement the rules, athletes become victims of deception and lose the ability to achieve success through sheer talent, hard work and perseverance.”

She continued: “If these allegations are true, WADA has harmed current and future athletes, billions of fans and the sporting community as a whole.”

Source: RT

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2024-04-23 19:49:34

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