Russia dismisses anti-doping chief

Russia dismisses anti-doping chief

Russia on Friday dismissed the head of RUSADA, its national anti-doping agency, in a move that threatens to further strain the country's relations on the global sports stage.

FILE PHOTO: Head of Russian Anti-Doping Agency Ganus attends a news conference in Moscow
FILE PHOTO: Head of Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) Yuri Ganus speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

MOSCOW: Russia on Friday dismissed the head of RUSADA, its national anti-doping agency, in a move that threatens to further strain the country's relations on the global sports stage.

Announced on Friday by the agency's founders, Russia's Olympic and Paralympic committees, the dismissal of RUSADA general director Yuri Ganus comes after the Olympic Committee accused him of presiding over serious financial violations. Ganus denies the allegations.

(Reporting by Gabrielle TĂ©trault-Farber and Gennady Novik; Editing by Toby Chopra)

Source: Reuters

Bookmark