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It’s a toxic environment currently in Russia as the infighting has begun.
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has, as expected, strongly rebutted an audit requested by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and carried out by FinExpertiza.
RUSADA published a 94-page document that goes through the findings in fine detail.
ROC claims that the audit demonstrated a number of significant issues in the financial and economic activities within RUSADA.
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RUSADA’s director-general, Yuri Ganus, accused of conflict of interest and corruption by a user on the Telegram messenger app, a claim he described as unacceptable.
RUSADA wrote that FinExpertiza strictly worked indirectly under the direction of ROC.
RUSADA alleges that they deliberately fabricated arguments and facts against the Ganus and staff. Additionally, incomplete and therefore unreliable data was apparently used as auditors did not use all the documentation that was made available.
Ganus was appointed director-general in 2017 and was the one who managed the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) reinstatement of RUSADA.
That December, WADA approved the recommendation that RUSADA was non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code for failing allegedly tampering with data (after stalling three times) from the Moscow Laboratory’s computer system.
A four-year ban was handed down.