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Whistleblower Rodchenkov seeks dismissal of libel lawsuit

Whistleblower Rodchenkov seeks dismissal of libel lawsuit

The whistleblower who exposed Russia's scheme to cheat at the 2014 Olympics has filed a motion to dismiss a libel lawsuit brought on behalf of three Russian biathletes whose medals were stripped from the Sochi Games for doping.

Lawyers for whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov also filed a lawsuit Monday against Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov. They say Prokhorov's support of the biathletes in the suit is little more than a ruse to reveal Rodchenkov's whereabouts.

Rodchenkov has been living in hiding in the United States, fearful of retribution. The Russian government has repeatedly undermined his claims about a complex doping scheme that has been corroborated by several investigations and led to a ban of the Russian Olympic Committee from this year's Olympics.

Rodchenkov, the former director of the Moscow anti-doping lab, released a statement saying he is "healthy, well and well-protected."

Updated : 2021-05-15 17:49 GMT+08:00