Moscow anti-doping labs data accessed from outside Russia, former director gave files of unknown origin to WADA probe
Moscow anti-doping labs files were remotely altered by its former director, Grigory Rodchenkov, and his unidentified associates from US and German IP addresses, Russian investigators confirmed.
Ex-boss of Moscow lab fled to US in November 2015 becoming a star witness and main source of information for World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in its case against Moscow.
Earlier in December, WADA introduced harsh sanctions against Russia over the alleged manipulations with the data handed over to it by Russian doping watchdog, RUSADA, as part of its reinstatement process.
But the laboratory information management system (LIMS) was accessed between 2015 and 2016 “from the IP-addresses registered and located in the USA and Germany,” Russia’s Investigative Committee said revealing their findings in the probe into the fugitive doctor.