At a press conference in Munich on Wednesday did the German authorities an update on the investigation of the large dopningshärvan, as revealed during the längdskid world CUP in Seefeld. Currently, there are 21 suspects from eight different countries and five different sports, three winter sports.
The German doctor Mark Schmidt, who is suspected to be the brain behind the network, according to the prosecutor in the case, Kai Gräber, have let bloddopa athletes all over the world. It shall, inter alia, have taken place in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Finland, but also in Hawaii, and in south Korea in connection with the winter OLYMPICS in Pyeongchang.
– Two people from the network around the Land of Schmidt, was in place during the OLYMPICS in 2018, said Gräber at the press conference.
a fifth person in the leading position in the network have been arrested, but presented no name.During the world ski CHAMPIONSHIPS in Seefeld hit the German and austrian police against doped riders. Photo: Matthias Schrader/AP
in the Past six skiers: Max Hauke, Dominik Baldauf, Andreas Veerpalu, Alexey Poltoranin, Karel Tammjärv and Algo Kärp admitted bloddopning. Johannes Dürr, who had previously been suspended for doping, was also suspected to belong to the group. Austria antidopningskommission turned him temporarily in the last week.
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Also the austrian riders Stefan Denifl and Georg Preidler has come forward and told about his involvement.
In Estonia, a study started around the coach Mati Alaver.
also photos from the great raid, which was carried out inter alia on Mark Schmidt's clinic in Erfurt in connection with the world ski CHAMPIONSHIPS. Among other things, found 40 blood, suspected to be intended for bloddopa Schmidt's clients.
According to Gräber should the athletes have had to pay up to 12,000 euros, about 120,000 crowns, to be doped by Schmidt.
the SVT has previously revealed that the German doctor in the last year, during the world cup events in Falun, sweden, rented a cottage adjacent to the Lugnet ski stadium.
more revelations waiting in the dopningshärvan.
– We have an exciting story that takes many forms, and the final chapter is far from written, " he said at the press conference.
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