Fight against doping shall become the national idea.
I am happy to greet you on the official site of the Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission!
The establishment of the Commission was initiated by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in July 2016. During his speech at the government session he stressed that “sport must be clean, and an athlete's health must be properly protected”.
This is the underlying objective of the Commission’s activities. As you are aware, the global sport has been increasingly exposed to the doping-related problems recently. Many countries have been impacted. Unfortunately, our country was hit heavily as our track-and-field athletes were banned from 2016 Olympics and our Paralympic team was banned from 2016 Paralympic Games. We must recognize the fact that at present Russian sport faces serious problems related to the use of prohibited substances and we must proactively fight them.
Fight against doping shall become the national purpose. This evil which has permeated even the most vulnerable areas (we know the cases of doping abuse by young athletes and disabled athletes) can be eradicated only through united efforts. It is totally unacceptable! We will take every effort jointly with respective authorities to introduce tougher penalties for the violation of the Code.
All our ideas will form the basis for the National Anti-Doping Plan. We count that each and every one of you could contribute to the cause. A discussion platform where we can share our views on the doping-related issues will be created on the Agency’s website. A hotline will also be set up.
This serious and scrupulous work shall help us overcome the current differences with the international sports organizations and restore trust in the Russian anti-doping system.
We count on your support of these initiatives!
Chairman of the IPADC
30 Сентябрь 2016