The famous pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva will leave the post of head of the Supervisory Council of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) until may 31, since it is not an independent candidate. This, according to TASS, the Council of founders of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, said Deputy General Director of the organization, Rob Koehler.
“Until may 31, this person will leave the post at RUSADA,” said Koehler, is not called during the presentation of the name Isinbayeva.
The official mentioned point roadmap for the restoration of the status of RUSADA, indicating the independence of the head of Supervisory Board of the Agency, while Isinbayeva was launched by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).
According to this map, RUSADA must lead people, not related to the Olympic and Paralympic committees, the Russian Federation and Ministry of sports.
Isinbayeva was re-elected head of the Supervisory Board of RUSADA March 9, although WADA has repeatedly expressed discontent with her candidacy.
On Thursday in Montreal Koehler presented the report about the recovery process anti-doping Agency of the Russian Federation, which was declared inconsistent with the WADA code in November 2015 on the basis of the inquiry by the independent Commission led by Richard pound.
According to him, in this direction some progress has been made, although the recovery process will be completed only after the key points of the roadmap. They imply access to the data in biological passports of athletes and the so-called closed cities, the introduction of rules to eliminate the conflict of interests and independence of the head of the Supervisory Board of RUSADA and his Deputy.
As President of WADA Craig reedy, the question of the removal Isinbayeva was agreed with the Russian side. The jumper can remain a member of the Supervisory Board of RUSADA, but not his head. Elections for the new leadership to take place in the next 7-10 days.
Reedy expects that RUSADA will fulfill all the items on the roadmap and will be fully reinstated in November 2017, the testing program can be thawed in early June.