Quote Of The Day
“Therefore, what has happened here is that the IOC (& WADA accept it) have decided that every single one of those positives from Beijing DO MEET THE CRITERIA for specific and extreme circumstances.
Given the set of facts around this, including historical Jamaican anti-doping laxity, that is a difficult concept to swallow at face value. Why are they innocent, but not the kayaker? It’s even more ridiculous when you discover the lengths that the IOC and Jamaica went to in the Beijing Olympic Village precisely to avoid clenbuterol contamination!
Jamaica, for instance, flew in its own meat, prepared by its own cooks. The IOC had rigorous quality controls in place, because it was known that clenbuterol contamination was possible.
Bottom line – many of these samples could well be contamination cases. But they are just as likely, if not more, to be doping cases, and if anti-doping is to be believed, then it absolutely has to act according to its own rules on every single one.”
– Ross Tucker, writing about the latest ARD report from Hajo Seppelt alleging the IOC looked the other way when many male Jamaican sprinters (and other athletes from other countries) tested positive for the steroid clenbuterol in a 2016 re-test of 2008 samples.
Read and Watch Hajo Seppelt’s latest report here.
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