Further to the delegation of the World Rowing global anti-doping program to the ITA as of April 2021, the ITA has, this week started rule violations proceedings against the four members of the 2014 Russian men’s quadruple sculls team – namely Vyacheslav Mikhaylevskiy, Vladislav Ryabtsev, Denis Kleshnev and Sergej Fedorovtsev – for the use of prohibited substances in June and July 2014 in the lead-up to the 2014 World Rowing Championships.
The athletes have been provisionally suspended with immediate effect until the resolution of the proceedings.
The asserted ADRVs are based on investigations conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Intelligence and Investigations Department (WADA I&I) and by Professor Richard McLaren into allegations of systemic doping practices in Russian sport as well as Moscow Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) data retrieved by WADA I&I over time.
The prosecution of the cases is being handled entirely by the ITA on behalf of World Rowing.
Given that the cases are underway, there will be no further comments during the ongoing proceedings.