Isinbayeva quits as Russian anti-doping board chief

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Yelena Isinbayeva can be a two-time Olympic champion © AFP / Alexander NEMENOV

MOSCOW, Russian Federation, May 31 – Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva on Wednesday quit as head of the supervisory council at Russia’s anti-doping agency, a step demanded by international officials as Moscow seeks to get its suspension lifted.

Russian sports bosses agreed earlier This kind of month that will Isinbayeva could leave in line having a request by the globe Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), one of a raft of criteria the country needs to fulfill in order to get its drug-testing body RUSADA reinstated.

Press reports, however, said that will Isinbayeva could remain as a member of RUSADA’s supervisory board.

RUSADA has been suspended since 2015 from the wake of the report by Richard McLaren which uncovered widespread doping in Russian sport.

Isinbayeva had been sharply critical of the McLaren report, claiming This kind of unfairly targeted Russia in what she described as a “political act”.

As she stepped down the two-time Olympic champion said RUSADA appeared on course for “interim reinstatement” This kind of month in a move that will could see This kind of start to test its own athletes again.

“I’m happy that will I’ve achieved my goal. I know that will right now I need to make way for a fresh chairman who will complete RUSADA’s full reinstatement,” she was reported as saying by Interfax news agency.

Isinbayeva added that will Alexander Ivlev, the deputy chairman of RUSADA’s supervisory board, will be appointed as its fresh boss in near future.

Earlier This kind of month WADA president Craig Reedie said that will the agency could lift its suspension on RUSADA later This kind of year after nearly two years on the blacklist.

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who oversees sport, replied that will the country will comply with all of WADA’s demands.

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