The Russian informant of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) suspected of corruption and bribery in the interests of the wards of athletes. We are talking about a sports agent Andrew baranove: as reported by The New York Times, investigators believe he was paying money for something that took the dope runners could take part in competitions on the territory of the United States, for example, in the famous new York marathon.
In 2014, the rams told about the facts of bribery and extortion and was one of the informants of the investigation of the anti-doping rule violation by the Russian athletes. It led to the investigation of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency WADA and the rejection of the Russian athletics team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Then the sheep told how his client Liliya Shobukhova paid half a million dollars to avoid a ban on participation in the Olympic games in London in 2012.
About the nature of the investigation against Baranova, who lives in new York, the newspaper reported several anonymous people familiar with the investigation.
Sheep represented the interests of some well-known Russian athletes. According to investigators, he gave bribes to the organizers of the marathons in the USA to those allowed to participate in competitions athletes who have used illegal drugs. Among the sporting events, which made taking doping athletes, was the new York city marathon, says DW.
The NYT reports that one of the wards Baranova was runner Lyubov Denisova, which in 2007 was disqualified in connection with a high level of testosterone. It happened a few months after she set a course record in the marathon in Honolulu.
The agent denies all charges. He stressed that in the course of the investigation of the American authorities.
The representative of the new York city marathon, said that organizers of competition had not received any bribes from Baranov.
In July an independent Commission WADA under the leadership of Richard McLaren issued a report confirming in particular that during the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi in Russia were state doping program.
In December shall be published the second part of the report on McLaren’s doping fraud in Russian sports.