The acting General Director of the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) Anna Antselevich resigned. This was stated by the President of the Russian Paralympic Committee Vladimir Lukin, who took 7 March participation in the General meeting of founders of the Agency.
“She wrote the application at own will”, – said Lukin , “Interfax”, adding that the candidacy of the new head of the Agency approves the Supervisory Board until March 19.
Lukin also said that the final composition of the Supervisory Board will be announced later. It will include seven people.
Recall that in December last year, Antselovich was in the midst of a scandal after an interview in New York Times allegedly admitted the existence of “institutional collusion” as forms of government doping program in Russia.
Amid a flurry of negative reaction of the Kremlin official was forced to make excuses. She stated that she did not say anything about any conspiracy and just quoted the wording from the report of the Commission of Richard McLaren.
Antselovich became acting Director General of RUSADA in December 2015, after the Agency was deprived of accreditation on the background of doping scandals in the Russian sport. She was succeeded by Ramila khabrieva.
Currently, work is underway on the restoration of RUSADA, whose activities are suspended. One of the criteria was the invitation of foreign experts, who were Australian Peter Nicholson and Eva Lukosiute-Stanikuniene from Lithuania. Another point to restore RUSADA is “changing the culture of the attitude to doping in the country.”