The informer of World Anti-Doping Agency Grigory Rodchenkov said that for taking part in a film about Russian State doping-program he received an apartment and an Infiniti car. NTV published a video where the ex-Head of Moscow Antidoping Laboratory admits to the bribe.
“For taking part in the film they pay me with this pricey apartment and the latest Infiniti car,” Rodchenkov said. He admitted that he was financially strained.
“Because the events go more or less the right way, my price is going up, despite the fact that my budget had run out. Ah, screw it,” the informant said.
On November 28 the New York Times published excerpts from Rodchenkov’s diary, in which he said he had taken part in Russian state scheme to conceal the positive doping tests. According to the report, four days before the 2014 Sochi Olympics, he handed Vitaly Mutko, Russia’s sports minister at the time, a copy of the “Duchess list,” naming the dozens of Russian Olympians who had been ingesting the drug cocktail and would have their incriminating urine swapped out with their prestocked clean urine.
Rodchenkov moved to the US in January of 2016, and became the WADA informant. He accused Russian winners of 2014 Olympics of doping. Currently the International Olympic Committee is conducting an investigation that had resulted in Russia losing 10 Olympic medals in Sochi.