Video frame: website Tagesschau.de
The film Hayo Zeppelt about doping in the Russian sport aired already out. He was shown on the ARD TV channel 8 June, on 23: 45 Moscow time.
This is the fourth part of the documentary "Top Secret Dope" journalist Heyo Zeppelta, reminds "Lenta.ru". Its name: “Hour X for Russia” (“Showdown for Russia”).
Yesterday on the site Tagesschau.de material appeared under the heading "Doping offenbar auch im Fußball" signed by Matthis Jungblut. The author believes that doping in Russia is also evident in football. No, the author did not invent anything: it follows from the disclosures of Heyo Zeppelt, the journalist of ARD (ARD-Journalist Hajo Seppelt).
According to the latest doping revelations, reminding Junblut, the Russian Federation is now fighting for permission to speak in Rio. However, the ARD study shows that, apparently, doping has already been applied on a systematic basis in football, and this happens “with the assistance of the government” (“unter Mithilfe der Regierung”).
For Russia, sport is everything, the author of the material believes. “Olympic Games 2016 without Russia?” - he sneers. - With the current situation it is easy to imagine. No competition, no medals, no glory. "
Since November 2015, the correspondent reminds, the All-Russian Athletics Federation has been suspended from international competitions for an indefinite period. And all because of the systematic doping identified by the Russian athletes (which also told the channel "ARD").
By June 17, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will decide on the admission of Russian athletes to the 2016 Olympics Games of the year. “However, there is little chance of this,” the German believes (“Doch die Chancen dafür stehen schlecht”).
In the fourth part of his documentary materials on doping tests, ARD journalist Hajo Zeppelt notes that the Russian system related to the use of doping is "much wider than previously thought" and reaches "to the government circles" ( "Bis in regierungskreise").
The evidence is amazing, Zeppelt said in an interview with Tagesschau.de. According to him, the fact is, obviously, even the fact that not only the sports federation, but “even the highest government circles” are the “instigators” of the systematic Russian fraud associated with doping.
Zeppelt calls the name of Viktor Chegin (original Victor Chegin), the disqualified coach of the Russian national team. He stands for the doping system in Russian sport “like no other”, the journalist believes. Despite the suspension, Chegin continues to prepare leading Russian athletes for the games, tackling with them "secretly in the provinces."
Zeppelt is no stranger to international sports investigations: the article says that for the ARD channel he has been investigating doping and fraud "for many years." Previously, he focused on athletics in Russia. But now, for the first time, he will also present evidence of Russian doping in another extremely popular sport, football. For example, he must provide information about the "personal participation in the concealment of doping" Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko. We are talking about the case in FC "Krasnodar". The team from the highest Russian league played at the international level, at least participated in matches in the Europa League. The test for doping in the summer of 2014, one player (the name is not named) really turned out to be positive, but no one has excluded this player from participation. This follows from the documents that are available to Zeppelt. “Vitaly Mutko is not only a member of the FIFA executive committee, but also responsible for the 2018 World Cup in Russia,” reminds Mattis Jungblut.
As for the Kremlin, it rejects new charges of doping. The Kremlin has already responded to the documentary film “ARD”, the journalist writes further, and rejected the accusations against the Minister of Sport. Minister Mutko himself, as well as President Vladimir Putin, have repeatedly stated that doping in sport is absolutely unacceptable.
Nevertheless, Zeppelt insists on "systematic doping" in Russia and wants to bring the truth about the "international sports business" to the general public. The journalist is ready to cooperate with other international journalists and experts, for which the network platforms www.sportsleaks.com and www.dopingleaks.com can be involved.
The aforementioned Mutko, commenting on German information, on the air of the radio "Kommersant FM" advised to correctly translate the materials "ARD". "They are very well against us act - metered interest in the film, - quoted his newspaper Kommersant. - I have nothing to comment, especially in advance. Look, there is nothing to comment at all. Translate to start a press release, and then you will understand! Make a competent translation. They translate so all that nonsense! ”
The newspaper reminds that the doping problems of the Russian Federation “were aggravated after rechecking the samples taken at the London Olympics 2012 of the year”, because there were positive tests of eight athletes. Moreover, it is assumed that among them are owners of Olympic medals. In December, 2014 was shown two parts of the documentary Secret Doping: How Russia Wins Victory. The author of the material set himself the task of proving the systematic use of doping by Russian athletes. And before the Olympics in Sochi-2014, in addition to xenon, they used a new substance called “Full Size MGF”. 6 March, the newspaper notes, the channel “ARD” published another part of the film. As the authors stated, some Russian athletes and coaches ignored the decision of the IAAF to remove the All-Russian Athletics Federation.
The television and radio company wrote a few hours ago "BBC".
The film is really a correspondence of two Russians, discussing the detection of doping in the sample of one player of FC Krasnodar in 2014. The correspondents agree to apply for instructions to a person designated “VL”. Journalists say that these are the initials of Vitaly Leontyevich Mutko, and also report that none of the players of Krasnodar was disqualified. It is alleged that Mutko could know about the use of doping by athletes both at the level of the Premier League football and at the Olympic Games, and could help to hide information.
In addition, in the film, notes “BBC”, the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov appears. According to him, doping was detected in samples of Russian athletes who participated in several Olympiads, including in London. According to Rodchenkov, the witnesses were paid for silence: the deal could be arranged by Natalya Zhelanova, Mutko's assistant.
The film mentions the death of Nikita Kamaev, the former executive director of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. According to the film, shortly before his death, Kamaev contacted Werner Möller, a Danish journalist, and gave him information about doping supplies - and not only to athletes from Russia, but also from other countries.
Finally, the film claims that coach Leonid Chёgin, who was disqualified in May 2016, still works with Russian athletes. How is this proved? The authors of the film provide a video recording of the training of Russian athletes involved in athletic walking. Record made in Adler. At one of the shots in the car accompanying the athletes, a person’s face is dimly visible. The authors believe that this is Chegin.
The press service of Mutko, reports "Bi-bi-si", at the time of writing news “Was unavailable” for comments. Natalia Zhelanova has not yet answered the broadcasting company for a request for comment.
Observed Oleg Chuvakin
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