“I think they see everything, smart people.

Perhaps now they themselves are convinced of the fraud, which was not on the part of Russia, but on the part of Rodchenkov.

I had hopes that even the flag would be returned to us for the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, because WADA will understand that the Russian side is fulfilling its obligations, and there is no point in punishing athletes who have no relation to doping, ”RIA quotes Zhurova News.

She noted that, hypothetically, the return of the flag is possible despite the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

“We understand that all the manipulations were related to politics,” Zhurova added.

On December 17, 2020, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) partially upheld WADA's claim against RUSADA, depriving the Russian organization of its compliance status with the World Anti-Doping Code.

Russian athletes have lost the opportunity to play under the flag and anthem of the country at the World Championships and the Olympic Games until December 16, 2022.

Earlier, the head of WADA said that the situation with doping in Russia has changed.