the IOC recognized that it had presented to arbitration court of a forged signature Rodchenkov
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the international Olympic Committee (IOC) acknowledged that a former Director of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov was not a signatory to the evidence presented in court of arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the case of biathletes Olga Zaitseva, Olga Vilukhina, Yana Romanova and.
this was reported to journalists by the lawyer of sportswomen Oleksiy Panych, with reference to the new document signed Rodchenkova, represented the IOC at CAS as explanations of the arisen confusion.
“We looked at that was provided, we see that, firstly, the document recognises the fact that Mr Rodchenkov has not signed any of the affidavits that were presented: that is, our suspicions and expert statements proved to be correct – Rodchenkov did not sign these documents”, – quotes the lawyer reported.
According to Panich, Rodchenkov gave consent to use electronic signatures, however, this statement is in direct contradiction with what the experts found out. Namely, the electronic signature was used only in two documents of the nine.
“That is for seven documents, the experts pointed out that the signatures were made by another person”, he added.
Earlier during the hearing at the CAS Panitch pointed out that presented to the IOC the labels on all the testimony Rodchenkova – key evidence in the case of the Russian biathletes are fake. Counsel referred to the relevant conclusions of the British and ROSthe Russian experts.
Zaitsev, 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.
In his speech, the protection of women also pointed to numerous legal violations by the world anti-doping Agency (WADA).