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Yuri Ganus (Russian anti-doping Sports Agency Fired) Bio, Wiki, Age, Career, Wifeo

Yuri Ganus Bio, Wiki

Yuri Ganus was appointed as the head of sports three years ago on a mission to clean up Russian sport after multiple doping scandals.

Age

He was born on March 5, 1964, and is currently 56 years old as of 2020.

Education

He went to St. Petersburg State University (1993),  St. Petersburg Law University (2003) and  The Institute of Directors, United Kingdom. Institute of Preparation of Company Directors (2013).

Career

  • Chairman of the Committee on Corporate Governance, Strategic Planning, Human Resource and Remunerations. Member of the Board of Directors of JSC “PO “Sevmash”;
  • Chairman of the Board – LLC “North-Western Industrial Railway Transport”;
  • Director of ENSTO Building Technology Russia / ENSTO Building Technology Heating – ENSTO-Elektro/”ENSTO-Rus”(Finland),
  • Director-General of “North-Western Sea Company”,
  • Director of VIESSMANN GmbH (Germany) in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Yuri Ganus Fired 

It is being reported that Russia has dismissed the outspoken head of its national anti-doping agency, Rusada after the country’s Olympic committee accused him of presiding over serious financial violations.

Yuri Ganus, who denied the allegations, said he was being removed because of his zero-tolerance approach to doping.

In December 2019, Wada banned Russia from big global sporting events for four years, including the Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Ganus’s sacking comes as Rusada is awaiting the result of its appeal against the ban. BBC Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford says that proving Russia’s anti-doping agency is fully independent would be a key condition for overturning it.

Stanislav Pozdnyakov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee, told reporters the decision to dismiss Mr Ganus had been unanimous.

His reforms and principles angered some here, and last December he told the BBC he had had death threats. Then this year an audit uncovered apparent “irregularities” in Rusada’s finances. Now the DG has been removed following a unanimous vote.

Ganus Denies the Allegation

Ganus has called the report “deliberately fabricated” and believes he’s being targeted for being so outspoken about the persistent problems with cheating in Russian sport. In a chilling recent tweet, Mr Ganus wrote that “He loved life and was in no way suicidal:” he explained that was because, in 2016, his two predecessors died in swift succession.

Ganus later confirmed that someone had altered or deleted “thousands” of entries.

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