Stanislav Pozdnyakov: “In the dispute between WADA and RUSADA, the interests of almost all large international sports organizations are affected”

The President of the ROC commented on the fact that numerous Russian and international sports organizations have joined the WADA-RUSADA dispute as third parties.

Stanislav Pozdnyakov:

– The fact that applications for participating in court hearings between WADA and RUSADA as third parties have been submitted by several Russian and international sports organizations and federations, and also by several famous athletes, once again confirms the ambiguity, inconsistency and the disproportionate level of the recommendations proposed by the Compliance Review Committee (CRC), endorsed by WADA’s Executive Committee.

We initially stated that the sanctions proposed by WADA are excessive and infringe upon the rights of individuals and organizations that have no relation to the accusations. First of all, of course, we are talking about athletes who should be able to systematically prepare for the Olympic Games and other international sports events and compete without any restrictions if they have done nothing wrong.

That is why the IOC, the ROC, the RPC, the federations and all those who have officially declared their desire to participate in the court proceedings as third parties, will appear before CAS in order to obtain comprehensive, unambiguous and legally-supported explanations on each controversial point of WADA’s decision. The more questions that need to be answered translates into a more balanced final decision for everyone. After all, it is necessary to take into account the positions and arguments of various parties. There is no precedent for this case; and now, in one way or another, the interests of almost all large international sports organizations are affected.