The former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory (MAL) Grigory Rodchenkov said that the decision to speak publicly about what is happening in the Russian anti-doping sphere pushed his attempt of the authorities of the Russian Federation to replace in 2013 the research results of the Ukrainian biathlete Vita Semerenko.
He told about it to the edition “jellyfish” in an interview that was published on 7 August.
“I knew that sooner or later this will tell… actually the turning point for me was that Upland was told to replace the sample with a Ukrainian woman, make her dirty… I live to annoy: “why, why are you? I’m in the shootings was not signed, and the torture I’m not”. I’ve never hunted, not fished – I can’t, these things are not for me. And of course, I’ve never changed clean samples for dirty,” said Rodchenkov.
He confirmed that to replace the results of the research Semerenko asked him at that time, the Deputy Minister of sports of Russia Yuri Nagornykh. Thus, the Russian athletes would get rid of rivals to the Olympic games in Sochi in 2014.
According to the former head of the SMALL, he “balls blown off” if he ever substitute a clean sample dirty.
In the end, Vita Semerenko were in Sochi. For the Ukrainian national team she won the gold medal in the relay, and in singles he won a bronze medal in the sprint.
In November 2017, after the disqualification received silver Russian biathlete Olga Vilukhina, Semerenko moved from third to second place.
Rodchenkov, who now lives in the USA, in may 2016 admitted in substitution of test resultsthat were taken from Russian athletes during the Olympic winter games in Sochi 2014.
Because of doping scandal Russia was suspended from a number of international competitions, including the Olympic and Paralympic games.