Rodchenkov said, why the Soviet Union boycotted the Olympics in 1984

The real reason for the boycott by the Soviet Union summer Olympic games 1984 in Los Angeles was the inability to implement a plan for a large-scale doping manipulation. About it in the upcoming book written fled to the West former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov; fragments of the books on 26 July publishes the British newspaper Mail on Sunday.

It was planned that the ocean liner, on Board of which was equipped with a secret doping center, will be on the roads at the port of Los Angeles. There was supposed to test Soviet athletes just before the start. However, the us authorities would not let the ship.

In addition, on the eve of the Games, the IOC and the University of California announced that it is able to detect all known by that time, the types of doping including testosterone and stanozolol. The Politburo afraid of exposing, said Rodchenkov.

Plan organization the doping lab on the ship, according to him, failed to realize at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. On the ship “Mikhail Sholokhov”, where lived the members of the delegation, worked as a classified team working on analysis of samples of athletes from the USSR. Rodchenkov wrote that was included in its composition.

May 5, 1984, the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee adopted a decision on the refusal of the Soviet national team from participation in the Games of the XXIII Olympiad “due to “the lack of proper security measures for the delegation of the Soviet Union and deployed in the US anti-Soviet campaign.”

In may 2016 Rodchenkov fled from Russia to the United States where admitted to the falsified results of the teststhat have been 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.

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