Fled overseas, the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov published his autobiography “the Case Rodchenkova” (The Rodchenkov Affair), which revealed another batch of domestic doping secrets rooted in the days of the Soviet Union. The book, apparently to mark the 40th anniversary of the Olympic games in Moscow.
– Participants of the Olympiad-80 talked about the total substitution of doping tests for all athletes
Scandalous facts and “shocking details about doping lawlessness for many decades” from the new book the defector publishes the British newspaper Mail on Sunday.
“His autobiography is an outstanding report on the multi-year pursuit of the Soviet Union and then Russia to win by any means. Since his evidence was used to convict hundreds of sports cheaters, and he Rodchenkov remains under protection in the United States, fearing for his life,” the newspaper said.
In addition, the book contains the assertion that the Soviet Union boycotted the Olympic games 1984 in Los Angeles due to the fact that the entire Olympic team is sitting firmly on the doping, and doping a secret laboratory in the United States failed to organize. The policy of the USSR was frightened of exposure and shame at the international level.
According to Rodchenkova, the lab was on Board the Soviet liner, which is not admitted to the U.S. coast. In addition, the Americans said they learned to identify steroids in urine samples of athletes, and it is to endanger the performance of the entire Soviet national team.
The idea of a secret lab on the ship were later tested at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, then placed her on a cruise ship “Mikhail Sholokhov” and Rodchenkov was responsible for her work.
According to the official version, the Soviet Union boycotted the Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984 in response to the U.S. boycott of the Olympic Games in 1980 in Moscow, in turn caused by the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
In his book Rodchenkov also cited the example of a single Soviet athlete who became a double Olympic champion, multiple world and European champion and broke the world record in their sport without being caught doping.
“He ingested stanozolol in such huge doses that after its samples almost broke the machine for analysis Hewlett Packard. She gave the alarm and then had a long catch traces of this banned substance in a known clean sample, – says the chemist. – Despite the fact that I diluted it tests with distilled water in a ratio of 10:1, they still overloading the mass spectrometer gas chromatograph giant peaks of metabolites of stanozolol”.
Rodchenkov also mentions another athlete, Olympic champion, which at the time set by doping, “the incredible world record”.
“Programmed for victory, athletes constitute vivid examples of the close ties between the state doping program and the ideology of communism” – summarizes the author.