The board of Russia’s anti-doping agency called on the country’s sports authorities on Wednesday to consider firing its director over allegations he presided over serious financial irregularities.
Yuri Ganus, who was named director of RUSADA in August 2017, denied the allegations made by Russia’s Olympic Committee last month and has portrayed them as a political attack on his agency and its efforts to clear up Russia’s sporting image.
Ganus was appointed to head RUSADA as it was mounting a push to be reinstated after being suspended over a doping scandal. The appointment of a new director had been a condition for the agency’s reinstatement.
RUSADA’s supervisory board met to discuss the allegations against Ganus on Wednesday. Alexander Ivlev, the board’s chairman, said it considered the allegations to be…