FINALLY got the experts from the World's Antidopingbyrå (WADA) launch control work with the isolated from surroundings Russian data in dopinglaboratoriet in Moscow from the scam before the Sochi OLYMPICS. Late last night, it was reported zero problems with getting the contested data files there.
If this material was manipulated before it was released, so far we know not. Rather not if it contains information that can help forward the truth in the many ongoing issues about which of the Russian athletes was on this organised cheating.
however, we certainly know, is that all this this concealment injuries the athletes who may have kept themselves pure in the midst of all scam.
For example, Sergey Ustjugov who during the Tour de Ski recently boycotted all press because he could not stand to talk more about doping.A bitter WADA-chief threaten the russians after they failed leds are as
THIS ursterke the Russian is one of winter's biggest world cup favorites. In the last championship in the OLYMPIC games in Pyeongchang for under one year ago, he was kept outside on the suspected all was not in order. The degree of suspicion, we know nothing about.
It was at least strong enough that the expert group of the international olympic committee (IOC) would not invite him to the OLYMPICS. Possibly, it was because Ustjugov as quite young in 2014 participated in Sochi in a Russian team where most of the lost medals and a after a was banned by the IOC from all olympic sports for their part in the Russian statssvindelen before and during these games.
The individual the penalties in the cross country was later, with few exceptions, void of this sport's court of arbitration (CAS) because the judges did not find it proven that the individual athlete had contributed to the scam. Thus, the Ustjugov teammates as Evgenij Belov and Aleksandr Legkov free.
The same we can not completely say about Ustjugov. For then had he not still felt hunted.
RESPONSIBILITY that this suspicion has been hanging, rests on multiple actors. Ahead of the Pyeongchang OLYMPICS, it took a long time before the IOC at all would say something about the criteria for the admission of the Russian enkeltutøvere under a neutral flag. Those who were refused the start, got no concrete justification.It is not credible that they destroy the winter OLYMPICS for this the Russian
All of the 111 Russian athletes who were not invited, was given an anonymous trial before the rejection. IOCs dopingeksperter knew so not that it was Sergey Ustjugov their case they treated. They stroke him on the list of Russia's 500 OLYMPIC candidates, because the anonymous history of his was not credible in relation to the question whether there had been cheating.
Afterwards, the outside world does not know any thing about the facts Ustjugovs anonymous dop-CV contains.
IT is mildly said very regrettable because this closed the proceedings does not give us any clear guidelines as to what really takes to keep an athlete outside of an international championship. That this beviskravet obviously is less than to be judged by the CAS, does not take away all the suspicion.
It does in and of itself nor not the CAS treatment Ustjugovs teammates got. Currently, there is only the judgment against Aleksandr Legkov in writing. It concentrates that the IOC has not put forward sufficient evidence that he enkeltutøver have known what he may have been on. The right holds it as probable that it really has been a big organized Russian scam, but requires more evidence to punish Legkov.
CAS has set the limit for the evidence of the content of the test itself. Where Legkovs three Sochi-tests in themselves were clean, was bobstjernen Alexander Zubkov of the same jury box for a aberrantly salinity in its one try. This is the only two judgments from the hastesakene about the Russian OLYMPIC participation in Pyeongchang in last winter that is currently published, and even with the same judges, they are not completely unambiguous. To it is this scam simply too difficult.
there is still a veil of secrecy over most of what was going on by the Russian doping before and during the Sochi games in 2014.
JUST all of this concealment is the challenge to all of these ethical processes. To ensure transparency around the legal situation, therefore, is a responsibility both for the IOC and the international Skiforbundet; two organizations as to normal prefer hidden processes in the most sensitive cases.
In addition, Ustjugov until now been totally let down by their own. First and foremost, through the organized Russian Sochi fraud, but also in the lack of credible clean-up.
It is ironic that this affects the langrennsløperen as the most loyal, have fought against the international sanctions against his teammates. Sergey Ustjugov finished the last championships in Lahti 2017 to give to his four medals from the comrades who already was suspended by the FIS for the Sochi scam.
Why contribute when does the Russian sportsmyndigheter that he won't have to have the suspicion hanging over him?New circumstantial evidence: Discovery in the Johaugs steroidpass forces explanation
FOR in the around 2 800 samples that the Russian authorities until yesterday has refused to give WADA access to, there is also evidence that at best can strengthen the trust in Sergey Ustjugov. Maybe he has a sample set in this material tells us that his tests have never been manipulated? It is this possibility that the Russian authorities in more than two years have robbed from their own clean athletes.
DIFFERENCE from our own great dopingsak is striking. Where anti-doping Norway made sure that Therese Johaugs case both got a qualitative strong politietterforskning, transparency in the fixed kontrollregimet around the Norwegian topputøvere and an open national court, the russians refused Ustjugov the opportunity to shed light on the suspicion against him.
In the Johaugs their case ended this national transparency with a thorough written judgment in the CAS. It is this verdict which states that she not deliberately done anything illegal. It makes sure that she can release to be marked as the dops of all who are willing to read up on the case's realities.
The possibility the russians are not currently given Sergey Ustjugov, and it is bleak for those who want a clean sport.Why can't Bjørgen say it like it is about Therese Johaug?