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Mikhail Bukhanov: «Everyone should be able to compete on the same basis on behalf of their country»

30.10
2020

Mikhail Bukhanov: «Everyone should be able to compete on the same basis on behalf of their country»

Аn exclusive interview for The Daily Mail of RUSADA interim CEO Mikhail Bukhanov.

Ahead of next week’s landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Mikhail Bukhanov noticed the need for a fair decision, as well as to the existence of violations in a foreign organization, notably the British Team Sky and the Nike Oregon Project. Here are the key quotes:

«Everyone should be able to compete on the same basis on behalf of their country. We would like our athletes to compete at an international level with the national flag. We want to protect the human rights of clean sportspeople»

«Other countries have big problems with organised doping — Team Sky, Kenyan track and field, the Nike Oregon Project — but they don’t get the same treatment»

«On one hand we are alleged to have delayed and changed data from the Moscow lab, and now we hear that Team Sky’s doctor lost one laptop, destroyed another and "can’t access" the hard drive on the third. Is that right? »

«Today we test Russian sportspeople more than almost any other country does. I know that because my team does this work. Are there cheats in Russia? Of course, and we catch most of them»

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