To investigate the Russian Skating Union (TFR) for the ingress meldonium the body athletes joined the police, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.
«In the initial stage, it worked itself Federation, is now connected and law enforcement authorities “, – quotes RIA” Novosti “Dvorkovich statement in response to a question about how the case is being investigated.
«Summary (discussion in the government) is only preliminary, since additional research is required in respect of a particular drug. We will request through official channels, the results of research, monitoring of colleagues WADA », – said Dvorkovich.«We will investigate specific individual cases of what happened in each case. Where was the violation by an athlete, where, perhaps, the presence of the residual content of the substance after the application last year, even when the drug was authorized, where it is possible unlawful acts by still unidentified persons, provoked the presence of substances in athletes. It can not be ruled out too now. At least preliminary suspicions on this score there, “- he added.
Earlier, the head of the organization of Sports Medicine of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA) Julia Miroshnikov said that the FMBA puts the main task of figuring out how to eliminate meldonium among the prohibited substances, and to understand how he came into this list.
At the moment, know the names of more than 10 Russian athletes found guilty of applying meldonium. Among them, eight Russians: biathlete Latypov Edward, Eduard Vorganov cyclist, skater Ekaterina Bobrova, Maria Sharapova, skater Paul Pavel Kulizhnikov, short trekisty Yelistratov Semen and Ekaterina Konstantinova, volleyball player Alexander Markin. At the same time, according to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), positive samples meldonium from January 1, found in 99 athletes.
As said earlier the Russian rider Alexandr Kolobnev ban meldonium is a deliberate act of sabotage against the Russian athletes.
Meanwhile, the lawyers say that the Russian athletes have the opportunity to request removal from the accusations of doping, if they prove that the illegal drug meldonium got into their bodies before formal notification WADA September 30, 2015.
meldonium was introduced in the WADA list of prohibited substances from 1 January 2016.