LASITSKENE MAY JUMP TO CLEANER COUNTRY
MARIYA LASITSKENE, the world high jump champion, says she will leave Russia to train abroad if her country is unable to conduct satisfactory drug tests.
“If doping control on the Russian territory will be impossible, then we will begin to look for a country to which doping officers have free access,” she told Russian news agency TASS.
“I’ll be forced to have training camps in such country until everything will be normalised in Russia, because our athletes must be continuously monitored.”
Late last month Russia missed a deadline to hand over doping data from its Moscow lab – the key condition of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s controversial deal to lift the three-year suspension on the Russian Anti-Doping Agency in September, although
Russia remains banned from competition in athletics.
Mariya Lasitskene: world champion