Russia intends to question WADA head over doping scandal
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (SledCom) intends to interrogate the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Craig Reedie, about the doping scandal in Russia. Russian media reported that this information was shared by Vladimir Markin, the spokesman of SledCom.
According to Markin, WADA could have allegedly caused the deletion of Russian athletes’ doping tests, supervised by the former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov.
"Rodchenkov, being the head of RUSADA (Russian Anti-Doping Agency), affiliated to WADA, was subordinate only to the World Anti-Doping Agency. That is why investigators have reason to believe that he could have received an order to destroy the doping tests only from someone among the leadership of the World Anti-Doping Agency," Markin said.
He stressed that it was necessary for the investigation of the doping scandal to interrogate WADA President Craig Reedie, as well as independent expert Richard McLaren, who prepared a report on doping in Russian sports.