Seppelt feels the prevalence of meldonium use in Russia is another symptom of systematic drug use and says he doesn't trust WADA president Craig Reedie.
UK journalist writes that Coe Is "short on self-awareness in his attempts to absolve himself of any blame."
At the very least, Coe deserves a ton of criticism for giving the cold shoulder (and worse) to heros Vitaliy and Yuliya Stepanov as well as ARD journalist Hajo Seppelt.
Seppelt has received three legal threats from the IAAF. "Basic common instinct tells us that the IAAF should be working with Seppelt and the Stepanovs. That they have been threatened and ignored speaks volumes."
A leaked email between Davies and Papa Masita Diack showed that Davies manipulated the release of dopers to avoid the bad press that would come with a slew of Russian bans ahead of Moscow 2013.
*Davies Claims He Was Only "Brainstorming" Ways To Convolute The Truth "My email ... was brainstorming around media handling strategies to deal with the serious challenges we were facing."
*Hajo Seppelt Calls It The "Most Explosive Email I've Ever Seen About Lies/Doping Cover Up"
*IAAF Lawyers Send Threatening Legal Letter To Hajo Seppelt ON Behalf Of Coe/Davies
*MB: If this doesn't sink Coe nothing will
*LRC Archive IAAF Spokesman Nick Davies Writes LetsRun.com About Reports IAAF Did Not Follow Up for Retesting 150 Suspicious Samples from 2006-2008
*LRC Archive BBC World: Why Did IAAF General Secretary Nick Davies Write a Passionate Letter to LetsRun.com Instead of Issuing a More Traditional Statement
They reveal that after fleeing Russia they've moved seven times in the last year and haven't even told their parents where they are living.
*Full ARD Video
“He’s not able to say sorry that I made a mistake. He speaks and acts like he’s untouchable but he’s not. If he wants to really change then he needs to admit that he made mistakes. If he continues in this way, he’s not the right man to lead the IAAF. ... For years as a sports administrator he’s been more or less untouchable but the situation is changing. There’s much more pressure and he needs to justify what he’s doing. ... He doesn’t understand that he’s more accountable for what he’s doing. He risks falling into the same trap as Sepp Blatter, who thinks football is Fifa. Likewise, Lord Coe obviously believes athletics is the IAAF. He pretends to be the solution but he’s yet to show that. ... He didn’t answer the real core of the questions. He suggested he didn’t have primary concern for the health of the cheating athletes and that gives me the feeling he doesn’t fully understand what’s the real concern of doping — it’s not just about cheating but the really serious health risks. If he continues like this, I don’t think people will have trust in him.”
Coe purposely avoided talking to Hajo Seppelt in person last year when the documentary first broke even as Seppelt waited for hours at Coe's hotel.
Coe was asked the same questions and for the most part, gave the same answers he's been giving.
*The Telegraph: "More Questions Than Answers From A Master Politician ... Evasive Responses Left The Committee Barely Any The Wiser" Apparently at one point Hajo Seppelt burst out with "Liar" and "Not true" in reaction to Coe's words.
*Guardian's Sean Ingle: "Coe: From "King Of World After London 2012" To Waffling Apologist For IAAF"
*Coe Admits To Concerns Over Doha's Right To Host 2019 World Champs However, Coe avoided answering questions about whether he was going to launch an investigation.
*Independent: "Lord Coe uses politician’s tricks to dodge and duck select committee's questions"
*Play-By-Play From The Guardian *BBC
*Coe Accused Of Having A "Lack Of Curiosity" Over IAAF Corruption Coe claims his vice president role was basically a 10-day a year job.
A lot of good suggestions here, but we don't see Coe doing them. German journalist Hajo Seppelt says: “I told the IAAF that Vitaliy Stepanov, our whistleblower from the Russian Anti-Doping Agency, wanted to talk to them but they never did anything.” In Seppelt’s view Coe remains “more interested in protecting the IAAF’s reputation than tackling the very serious issues in track and field”.
He would also see the IAAF work with, rather than against, German journalist Hajo Seppelt. Talking about frozen re-tests Seppelt said, “Why don’t the IAAF do retesting on every opportunity on every occasion? They say it is not so easy because we need enough extra urine but it is completely bullshit. You need just a very small amount.”
Seppelt: "This smells like a cheap election maneuver to align the voters at the IAAF Congress behind him. ... Is Mr Coe in a position to make better evaluations than the world's leading blood doping scientists?"
An IAAF database of blood values shows that a third of medals won at Olympics and Worlds between 2001 and 20102 came from athletes who have recorded "suspicious" blood values (800 of the 5,000 athletes on record were marked "suspicious"). The IAAF responded, and the reports admit, that the blood values alone aren't proof of doping.
*Recommended Watch: View The Full ARD Documentary In English The report includes an extraordinary amount of damning evidence (hidden cameras and documents) against Russia and Kenya. Injections and doping talk caught on tape, federations taking bribes form athletes, and general corruption and apathy towards doping.
*Neither Usain Bolt Or Mo Farah Have Recorded "Abnormal Values"
*Message Board Talk: Round II: New German ARD TV doping report coming out tomorrow - Kenya/Russia
*Anyone else actually encouraged by Times of London/ARD Doping Report?
*Leaked IAAF doping files reveal 'extraordinary extent of cheating'
*New doping allegations regarding widespread corruption in Kenya and Russia
Doping expert Michael Ashenden: "For the IAAF to have harvested millions of dollars from the broadcasting of athletics competitions around the world, year after year, yet only devote a relative pittance of those funds towards anti-doping, when they must have seen the terrible truth of what lay beneath the surface, is in my opinion, a shameful betrayal of their primary duty to police their sport and protect their clean athletes."
Seppelt said that the latest documentary will focus not just on Russia, but Kenya and the IAAF as a whole. He warned that "It might not please some."
Specifically, he's filing lawsuits against program maker Hajo Seppelt and Russian mid-d runner Yulia Stepanova and her husband Vitaly Stepanov.