Deputy sports Minister Yury Nagornykh has been dismissed by order of the government of the Russian Federation signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. It is reported TASS with reference to the personnel Department of the Ministry of sports.
Clarifies that the resignation of the Upland was adopted at his request even on October 20.
According to the report of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) under the leadership of Richard McLaren, the official played a key role in covering up doping tests for Russian athletes.
Fleeing across the ocean the head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov, the testimony which rests the report of McLaren, called the Upland the curator of the Russian doping program. According to the scientist, for six months before the Games in Sochi, he began to meet weekly with the Deputy Minister of sports on this issue.
After the report’s release, Medvedev July 18 signed a decree on suspension of the Upland from office before the completion of performance verification.
Its responsibilities were also discharged adviser to the Minister of sports on anti-doping issues Natalia Zhelanova, the Center of sports training (TSSP) national teams of Russia Alexey Semenov, Deputy Director of the Department of science and education of the Ministry of sports Avak Abelian, head of medical and scientific research programs of the Olympic Committee of Russia Irina Rodionova.
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent in the resignation of Vitaly Mutko with the post of Minister of sports and appointed him to the post of Deputy head of the government in the field of sport, tourism and youth policy. The new Minister of sports became the Deputy sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov. Mutko’s candidacy for the post of Deputy Prime Minister Putin presented Medvedev.
Among the Vice-Minister of sport Kolobkov now includes Pavel Novikov, Marina Tomilova Natalia Parshikova.