WADA suspends Russian Anti-doping lab

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  1. britbox

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    Huge scandal potentially unfolding in Russia related to anti-doping in sports.

    WADA has suspended the Moscow lab responsible for performing testing.

    http://wp.me/p56Jja-FJq

     
     
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    I can't say I am really surprised.   Big money, prestige, those boys don't play nicely.
     
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    LIKE I WARNED weeks agp0

    the WADA thingie is just another of the USA'S ''hybrid war" against russia.

    SOCHI ''boycott" attempts "due to russian and those eastern slavs against the rights of homos" is another example (and for the record -- I AM gay - and was NEVER impressed with BILLIE jean king's grandstanding which she , in the case of HER calls for boycotting SOCHI at the 'invitation of barack" to the white house" used ''GLTG" ''Causes" to add to the USA'S ILLEGAL economic war against russia to the 'sanctions'. . ) ...

    but as i warned -- it will , soon enough,k transpire that WADA -- under control by the USA/UK Primarily -- - is THE ONE GETTING CAUGHT FLAT-FOOTED...that it can NOT EVEN DECIDE THE important detail of how LONG the residue remains 0-- such as before january 1 ...after which maria and others did not take anymore that are the ''accused and found guilty" --

    even if the INVESTIGATVE PROCEDURES THEMSELVES BY WADA resemble more ENTRAPMENT than PROPER investigation! in other words --

    if there is ANY CORRUPTION -- IT IS BY WADA!! for political reasons! adn THAT ought to be investigated right up to WHICH US OFFICIALS ORDERED THEM TO DO THESE THINGS! IN ORDER TO ''embarrass|" russia !
    and has to BACK OFF - to reinstate the RUSSIAN federation athletes.

    showing that IT'S own ''policies" are themselves inadequate -- because they thought by provoking a ''SCANDAL" no one would notice the POLITICIZING that it really is all about. ROFLMAO.

    don't say I NEVER WARNED Some of you folks!

    it's like the PANAMA PAPERS -LEAK -- considerng that the UK AND USA are the world's BIGGEST tax havens for FOREIGN TAX EVADERS and with but a few ''collateral damage" sacrificial goats lke CAMERON buT PRACTICALLY NO TAX EVADING AMERICAN OLIGARCHS AND CORPORATIONS ''hurt? "

    no one believes in the right reasoning that it CAN ONLY BE A CIA OPERATION. (in fact they ARE already being exposed in their CLUMSY attempt along with WHO really funded the s-o-called ''independent hjournalists" -- SOROS the 'REGIME CHANGER " , USAID , LOL...


    SO -- LIKE I SAID

    IT IS WADA AND ITS WESTERN HANDLERS that REALLY SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED BY THE WORLD
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    WADA backs down in meldonium scandal, dozens of Russians could be free to compete
    Published time: 13 Apr, 2016 09:52
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    Meldonium which is also known as mildronate has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency effective January 1, 2016. © Pavel Lisitsyn / Sputnik
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    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) may have offered some of Russia’s top sportsmen and women a lifeline, after saying they will offer an amnesty for certain athletes who tested positive for the banned drug meldonium.
    WADA says athletes who are found to have less than 1 mcg of meldonium in doping tests carried out before March 1, 2016, could be allowed to compete again. Tennis player Maria Sharapova and swimmer Yulia Efimova were two of around 40 Russian athletes who failed drug tests for meldonium.

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    [​IMG] Tennis star Sharapova to be ‘provisionally suspended’ after failing drug test
    “If the anti-doping organization finds that the athlete could not reasonably have known or suspected that the substance would still be present in his/her body on or after 1 January 2016, then a finding of no fault or negligence may be made,” a press release from WADA stated.

    In the statement, WADA admitted that more tests need to be carried out to find out how long meldonium can remain in the blood stream, a point which has been argued by Russian Sports Minister Vitali Mutko.

    “In the case of meldonium, there is currently a lack of clear scientific information on excretion times. For this reason, a hearing panel might justifiably find (unless there is specific evidence to the contrary) that an athlete who has established, on the balance of probabilities, that he or she ingested meldonium before 1 January 2016, could not reasonably have known or suspected the meldonium would still be present in his or her body on or after 1 January 2016. In these circumstances, WADA considers there may be grounds for no fault or negligence on the part of the athlete,” the statement continued.

    Athletes around the world were told meldonium was to be added to WADA’s list of banned substances in September 2015, while the ban came into effect on January 1, 2016.

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    [​IMG] ‘Delayed reaction:’ Putin blasts Russian sport authorities for Meldonium scandal
    The Russian Sports Ministry said it was happy that WADA had been flexible regarding meldonium in a statement on its website, as cited by TASS.

    “The Russian Sports Ministry supports and welcomes the decision made by WADA because it has showed a willingness to understand the situation, rather than stick to the rulebook. They were ready to study how long it would take for meldonium to be eliminated from the body of an athlete. WADA has sent recommendations to all the anti-doping organizations, which will allow them to make fair decisions based on the actual guilt of an athlete. In doing so, WADA has demonstrated impartiality and being objective in the fight against doping.”

    The five-time speed skating world champion Pavel Kulizhnikov and the 2014 Olympic short track gold medalist Semen Elistratov are two athletes who are set to benefit from WADA’s ruling, and the president of the Russian Speed Skating Union Aleksey Kravtsov told R-Sport that the pair should be allowed to compete again.

    “These sportsmen should be allowed to fall under the amnesty due to the amount found in their doping tests. They were not guilty, as we had been saying earlier. This is of course good news, but there is still a bit of a cloud hanging over all of this,” he said.


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    Sharapova may have made a blunder when trying to control the narrative with the press.

    She admitted using the stuff after the deadline... the others will try and get off with the argument that it takes a while to leave the system and they didn't use after the ban date.
     
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