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Russia: "Maybe they want to stain our country" - javelin thrower, Maria Abakumova02:28

Russia: "Maybe they want to stain our country" - javelin thrower, Maria Abakumova

Russian Federation, Sochi
November 13, 2015 at 08:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian javelin thrower, Maria Abakumova, said that "everyone should be responsible for their actions," referring to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report that alleges widespread doping among Russia's athletes, from Sochi, Thursday.

She also stated that she agrees to some extent with those legally challenging WADA: "This is an infringement of human rights" because "the whole year you are giving an account of yourself." The Russian athlete stated that during her 10-year sport career she respected the rules and therefore wondered "if I did not break any of the rules, then why cannot I be able to participate at the Olympic Games?"

Former WADA Chief, Dick Pound, led the 11-month investigation which alleges systematic doping cover-ups in Russia and suggests that Russia's track and field athletes should be suspended from the upcoming Olympic Games.

Russia: "Maybe they want to stain our country" - javelin thrower, Maria Abakumova02:28
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Russian javelin thrower, Maria Abakumova, said that "everyone should be responsible for their actions," referring to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report that alleges widespread doping among Russia's athletes, from Sochi, Thursday.

She also stated that she agrees to some extent with those legally challenging WADA: "This is an infringement of human rights" because "the whole year you are giving an account of yourself." The Russian athlete stated that during her 10-year sport career she respected the rules and therefore wondered "if I did not break any of the rules, then why cannot I be able to participate at the Olympic Games?"

Former WADA Chief, Dick Pound, led the 11-month investigation which alleges systematic doping cover-ups in Russia and suggests that Russia's track and field athletes should be suspended from the upcoming Olympic Games.

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