“We have spent a large number of diplomatic efforts on regaining the confidence of the international sports community, and on Russian athletes the right to compete in Olympic competitions without any restrictions. But now again we run the risk of facing certain sanctions for reasons that we have nothing to do with, ”the committee’s press service quoted him as saying.
He expressed the hope that the authorized people will deal with this problem, quickly understand the texture on which WADA questions are based, and give “convincing answers”.
Earlier media reported that Russia could face removal from the 2020 Olympics due to alleged manipulations with the database of the RUSADA Moscow laboratory.
Commenting on these publications, the first of which was made by German journalist Hajo Zeppelt, OCR spokesman Konstantin Vybornov called them rumors and urged them to wait for official statements on this subject.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov noted that the Kremlin is aware of the situation. Answers to WADA questions will be prepared by the sports authorities of Russia, he said.