February 5 , 2018 – FRN –
Officers of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have disrupted the first training session of Russian women’s hockey players in South Korea, just before the start of the 2018 Olympic Games.
Two hours before the start of the training, 16 athletes were forced to go to a “doping control” station, because of which the women did not have enough time to begin the training.
“The team had a difficult move here today, as the luggage was delayed. We did not have time for the evening’s scheduled training – half of the team was taken away by doping officers.”
“In the current political situation, I want to show and prove to everyone that we are a capable team,” said the head coach of the women’s team, Alexei Chistyakov on the air of Match TV.