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The US Anti-Doping Agency responded to accusations of hypocrisy and slander

The US Anti-Doping Agency responded to accusations of hypocrisy and slander

USADA: WADA manipulates facts to divert attention from doping among swimmers

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) responded to accusations of hypocrisy and slander from the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA). The press release was published on the USADA website.

“There is nothing more classic in a cover-up than red herring, smoke and mirrors, and that appears to be what we have been getting from WADA management since whistleblowers exposed flagrant rule violations stemming from positive trimetazidine tests.” , says the statement. USADA accused WADA head Witold Banka of misinformation and half-truths about American athletes.

Earlier, USADA CEO Travis Tygart accused WADA and the Chinese agency CHINADA of hiding information. In response, Banka criticized USADA and said that 90 percent of American athletes are not under the scope of the World Anti-Doping Code, and 31 percent of those who are have not been doped tested.

On April 20, it became known that in January 2021, banned trimetazidine was found in the samples of 23 Chinese swimmers. China said traces of the drug were found in the kitchen of the hotel where the athletes stayed during the competition. WADA considered that there was no evidence indicating doping, so the swimmers were allowed to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.

Source: Lenta

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