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Lawyer: the report of McLaren not prove the guilt of passenger cars and Belov

Alexander Legkov

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MOSCOW, January 13. /Offset. TASS Artem Kuznetsov/. Data published following the inquiry by the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) led by Richard McLaren, do not prove the guilt of the Russian skiers Alexander and Evgenia Belova passenger cars. About this TASS said the lawyer Christoph the athletes Wiseman.

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23 December, six members of the national team of Russia in ski racing was suspended from competition due to suspicion of anti-doping rule violation during the winter games of 2014 in Sochi. Among them was Olympic champion, Belov, Legkov and. On Friday, the international ski Federation (FIS) heard testimony from athletes and a lawyer.

“From a legal point of view, the conversation was difficult. Representatives of the FIS reiterated the position expressed by McLaren in his report . I did not set the task to prove that the report of the McLaren is not true because it’s not my job to evaluate this document. My position was that the documents presented in the report do not prove the personal guilt of the athletes,” said Wiseman.

“In the database published by McLaren, not even the names of the athletes, all documents are encoded. There is no evidence of when the coded information with specific athletes. The data is too confusing”, – he stressed.

The hearings were held in Zurich, they lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes. “To participate in them in Switzerland arrived Legkov and his coach Markus Kramer, who, however, was unable to attend the meeting. Yevgeny Belov has joined us by video conference from Moscow as the Chairman of the FIS anti-doping Commission Patrick SMEs, who came from Toronto. It was a calm and honest conversation, each of the athletes had the opportunity to candidly Express their point of view,” said the lawyer athletes.

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The decision in the case of passenger cars and Belov has to be made next week.

Four cases are waiting for their turn

In addition, on the basis of the investigation of McLaren from the competition was suspended world Champions Maxim Vylegzhanin and Alexey Petukhov and Julia Ivanova and Evgenia Shapovalova. Their cases will be considered separately FIS.

In the second part of the report of the McLaren, which was published on 9 December in London, it was claimed that over a thousand Russian athletes were involved in doping fraud.

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