The German journalist and sport Hajo Seppelt travels than to Russia. After consultation with the security services, the risk for his person “too large” shall be deemed, so hit Wednesday known.
Seppelt, who works for the German tv channel ARD, played an important role in the uncovering of the by the Russian state-controlled dopingprogramma.
He got in the first instance, no visa from the Russian government. Only after political pressure came the green light. Recently, he was recognized by the German government awarded the Order of Merit.