Last week's shooting archery World Championships in Anterselva saw dramatic moments when an Italian police raided the premises of Russian biathletes.
The Russian shooter, world champion Alexander Loginov, who is suspected of recurring doping violations, was revealed to be the cause of the raid.
Tass said on Friday that Loginov and his coach Alexander Kasperovich have decided to sue Sarah Fussek-Hakkarainen, the interim head of the International Biathlon Association's IBU.
According to Cup, Loginov and Kasperovich believe that Fussek-Hakkarainen ordered the raid.
- We are going to sue the person who ordered the police to prosecute. So we're talking about Sarah Fussek, Kasperovich commented to Tassi.
An anonymous source inside the IBU told Ilta-Sanomat on Saturday that Loginov and Kasperovich are on the cusp of their accusations.
- No IBU spokesman asked the Italian police to raid the Loginov room at the World Cup, but the Italian police acted entirely on their own initiative. Only the police can know why it did so, the source comments.
Loginov is doping because he suffered a non-compete ban for the epo-hormone in 2014-2016.
In Anterselva, Loginov won the short distance and won the World Championship bronze medal. In the message, he finished fourth in Russia. Because of doping, he did not take part in the decision-making trip.