RUSADA director Yuri Ganus denied the allegations made by Russia’s Olympic Committee final month about monetary irregularities.
- Reuters Moscow
- Last Updated: August 6, 2020, 1:12 AM IST
The board of Russia’s anti-doping company known as on the nation’s sports activities authorities on Wednesday to take into account firing its director over allegations he presided over critical monetary irregularities.
Yuri Ganus, who was named director of RUSADA in August 2017, denied the allegations made by Russia’s Olympic Committee final month and has portrayed them as a political assault on his company and its efforts to clear up Russia’s sporting picture.
Ganus was appointed to head RUSADA because it was mounting a push to be reinstated after being suspended over a doping scandal.
The appointment of a brand new director had been a situation for the company’s reinstatement.
RUSADA’s supervisory board met to focus on the allegations in opposition to Ganus on Wednesday.
Alexander Ivlev, the board’s chairman, stated it thought-about the allegations to be true and really helpful that the company’s founders, Russia’s Olympic and Paralympic committees, take into account firing Ganus, the Interfax information company reported.
The Olympic Committee stated it might quickly set a date to meet the Paralympic Committee to determine on Ganus’ destiny.
“The supervisory board’s decision today about distrust in RUSADA director general Yuri Ganus and the inexpediency of him remaining in this post, which was adopted almost unanimously, looks unambiguous,” Stanislav Pozdnyakov, president of the Olympic Committee, stated in a press release.
RUSADA was suspended in 2015 after a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) discovered proof of mass doping amongst Russian monitor and area athletes.
RUSADA was conditionally reinstated in September 2018, however was declared non-compliant late final 12 months after WADA discovered Moscow had offered it with doctored laboratory information.
The company has appealed in opposition to a four-year ban on Russian athletes competing at main worldwide sporting occasions beneath their flag as punishment for that information alteration.
The case will likely be heard by the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in November.
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