court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne has received the statement of the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, and now the informant of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) Gregory Rodchenkov about the authenticity of all signatures on documents
the court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne has received the statement of the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, and now the informant of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) Gregory Rodchenkov about the authenticity of all signatures on documents presented to the IOC at the hearings on violations of anti-doping rules of the Russian biathlete Olga Zaitseva, Olga Vilukhina, Yana Romanova.
As reported TASS with reference to the press service of the IOC, March 3, the Committee provided a notarized statement of Dr. Rodchenkova, which confirms the authenticity of all affidavits filed in the proceedings, and which was adopted by the Commission.
So, the question of “fake signatures” Rodchenkova raised by the lawyer Russians Alexey Panicum with reference to international experts, is fully closed. Signature is recognized as authentic. They belong to the informant, but made way up.
he Later Panich has denied the information that the IOC padteGil the fact of forgery.
“I have noticed that some media published wrong information with reference to my comment regarding the new Rodchenkova testimony presented at the hearing. They argue that the IOC has recognized that the signatures were forged Rodchenkova. I would like to stress that I never gave such a statement. I just said that the IOC has introduced a new certificate Rodchenkova”, – quotes the lawyer of RBC.
Tactics Panich criticized another sports lawyer Artem Patsev. In an interview with RIA “Novosti” he said that for those who are more or less engaged in sports law, statements of lawyers of the Russian biathletes “look weird” and seem to be a desire to “provide a cushion” in case of failure. According to him, this kind of comments about the arguments of the parties during the closed hearing is not given. It is not welcome, neither the other party nor an arbitrator.
In an interview with “Championship” Patsev said that the code of the court of arbitration for Sport is not prescribed inspection rules of evidence for authenticity. According to the specialist, in arbitration proceedings, each party is free to choose the evidence on which it will base its position. However, such documents can be anything that you trust.
“the Arguments of counsel about the presumption of innocence is explicitly focused only on the Russian domestic market, because talking about the presumption of innocence in sports law at the world anti-doping code a practising sports lawyer even funny to be honest as well,” said the lawyer.
Biathlete Zaitseva, Romanova, Olga Vilukhina, who have already completed a professional career in November 2017 was disqualified for life by the IOC, their results at the Olympic games 2014 in Sochi was cancelled. An appeal against this decision athletes have filed more than two years ago, but the cases dragged on.