SKINS have always believed in pure sport, free from drugs and corruption. But we also believe in redemption. Anyone deserves a second chance if they’ve paid their debt to sporting society.

That’s why to launch SKINS’ new Citizens of Sport series, our Chairman Jaimie Fuller interviewed Vitaly Stepanov about the Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA.

A Citizen of Sport doesn’t spectate, they participate. They believe sport is a universal human right. They use their position to inspire this generation and the next, on and off the field. We are all Citizens of Sport.

Rise Up.

Vitaly Stephanov is a former employee of the Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA. He’s married to the beautiful Yuliya Stepanova. a former extremely successful runner both at national and international level. Some time ago, Yuliya and Vitaly had had enough of the corruption and the culture of doping within athletics and they decided to tell their story publicly. As a consequence, they’ve had to leave Russia to find safety in the US.