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MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. Russia’s Investigative Committee has sent a request to the United States demanding to question former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov, Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said on Monday.
"We have sent a request on legal assistance to the US competent bodies so that they interrogate him on our questions. Let’s see how they will implement this request," Markin told the Vesti FM radio station.
"Judging by his (Rodchenkov’s) words and his explanations hysterics, it is not ruled out that this was done to discredit the Russian anti-doping system and provoke a scandal," Markin said.
On June 18, the Russian Investigative Committee opened criminal proceedings against former Head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov. The criminal proceedings were opened on charges of abuse of authority. In particular, Rodchenkov said he substituted more than 100 samples taken from Russian athletes during the Sochi Olympics. On June 8, the Investigative Committee also opened a criminal case against the persons who managed the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) in 2009-2013 over office abuse, which cause disqualification of athletes over doping use.
The investigation will look into materials published in some media, where in interviews the former official claimed many violations of the anti-doping regulations in the Russian sports, including with his participation, and also into the information presented in report of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) of November 9, 2015, related to Rodchenkov's orders to discard on December 12, 2014 doping probes, which violated international standards, the spokesman said.