Statement on Russias Manipulation of Laboratory Data

“Dr. Rodchenkov foresaw that Russia would manipulate laboratory data before disclosing it to authorities. The Russian gangster state continues to deploy a predictable and deplorable policy of deception, evidence tampering and lying to cover up its crimes. The Kremlin must think the people of the world are idiots to believe this shameless and transparent stunt. WADA should be applauded for revealing Russia’s latest crime, but if the IOC and the international sports regulatory framework gives Russia yet another free pass, other countries will simply follow in their footsteps. Governments across the world need to enact powerful legislation that squarely criminalizes doping fraud in order to put a stop to this kind of dangerous criminal behavior. When the full story is revealed, Russia’s desperate efforts to continue to falsely blame Dr. Rodchenkov will be fully exposed.”

—  Jim Walden & Avni Patel, lawyers for Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov
November 26, 2019