Putin called Rodchenkova a jerk and wished him good health
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin believes that you can’t base accusations of Moscow on the testimony of the informant the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) Gregory Rodchenkov. He said this during the meeting with Trustees in Moscow, the correspondent “Tapes.ru.»
He also reminded that Rodchenkova “attempted suicide”. “Well, God give him health and let him recover. Well, that’s saying something. It tells about the problems, and all based on the testimony of this man, who can you trust at all”, — said the head of state.
In December last year during the big press conference Putin said that the appointment Rodchenkov Director of “Antidoping centre” (Moscow anti-doping laboratory) was a mistake.
From January 2016 Rodchenkov is in the United States under FBI protection. In the United States, the scientist made a number of loud statements about the massive doping fraud in Russia, which formed the basis of investigation by WADA and the International Olympic Committee. At the end of proceedings, the Russian team was barred from the Olympics-2018; Games will be able to compete under the Olympic flag only those Russians who can prove that did not use doping.
Rodchenkov was headed “anti-Doping center” from 2005 to 2015. As Director of his lab in 2006 approved the Commission of Federal Agency on physical culture and sports (Rossport). In that period, this Department was headed by two-time Olympic champion Vyacheslav Fetisov, now a state Duma Deputy, first Deputy Chairman of the Committee for physical culture and sport.