Yulia Stepanova (far right)
In December 2014, on the screens out a documentary film German TV channel ARD, which focuses on the systematic doping in Russia. The main characters of athlete Yulia Stepanova and her husband Vitaliy Rusanov, a former employee of the Russian anti-doping organization (RUSADA), who made some shocking statements.
The sensation, and soon began a large-scale investigation against the entire Russian athletics. A year later, in December 2015, international Association of athletics federations (IAAF) has suspended the membership of the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) in the organization indefinitely. Such a recommendation was given by the World anti-doping Agency (WADA), which caught Russian athletes of prohibited substances. The athletics team was disqualified, and the participation of our athletes in the Olympic games in 2016 has come into question.
But if Yelena Isinbayeva now, for example, will not be able to Shine in Rio de Janeiro, Stepanova. In WADA decided to thank the runner, in fact, has become an informant for the Agency, and made a proposal to allow the athlete to participate in the Games under the Olympic flag, regardless of, you will see there that our team or not. In the IAAF this idea is strongly supported – the issue of participation in the Olympics Stepanova will consider next week. Also the head of WADA said that the testimony Stepanova was very valuable, and she has made a great contribution to the fight against doping in Russia. Now the athlete will receive financial support and assistance in the move from Russia – Julia and her husband had already asked for political asylum in Canada.
Note that recently began a new round of doping scandal, only this time he touched and representatives of other sports: after the drug Mildronat Meldonium and included in its composition, were included in the WADA prohibited list (1 January 2016), many Russian athletes failed a doping test. Disqualification threatens Maria Sharapova, semen Elistratov, Ekaterina Bobrova, Alexander Markin and Paul Kulizhnikov – Champions and representatives of sports elite of our country. Experts predict that this list will only grow.