Isinbayeva joins Russian anti-doping agency board

MOSCOW: Former Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva was confirmed on Tuesday as a member of the supervisory board of Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSASA, the Russian Olympic Committee said.

The 34-year-old Isinbayeva, who retired after Russia’s track and field team was banned from competing at last year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, was selected in December to join RUSADA.

“The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has nominated Isinbayeva as a member of the RUSADA supervisory board,” the head of the ROC legal department, Alexandra Brilliantova, told TASS news agency.

Isinbayeva, a two-time Olympic gold medallist, is also an International Olympic committee member. But her election to that body was contentious, with a third of the committee members who cast ballots voting against her.

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