The president of Russian Olympics Commitee Stanislav Pozdynakov has described the World Anti-Doping Agency as simultaneously acting as “investigator, prosecutor and publisher” against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).
Pozdynakov accused WADA of attempting to punish RUSADA in connection with the Russian doping case, as reported by TASS.
“In a steady flow of attempts to punish RUSADA, we see a persistent desire of our colleagues from the international governing body [WADA] to assume the right of being an investigator, prosecutor and punisher at the same time,” said Pozdnyakov.
“My statement comes following numerous things voiced earlier, particularly a statement by our permanent opponent Jonathan Taylor [chairman of the WADA Compliance Review Committee}, who openly stated that his aim was to humiliate Russian athletes.
“Everything that we are speaking about has continued for a number of years, but we, the people of Russia, remain patient and courageous, overcoming all difficulties.
“This is what our ancestors did 75 years ago and we must not be weaker in comparison to them”, he added.