Well I didn't want to dig back the Spanish article, but if I recall correctly, from the google translation, the syringes were not washed, but were found to contain blood and non-doping substances. I don't find the dumping of needles outside, in and of itself, so suspicious: imagine if he dumped a bag of used "non-doping" needles at the hotel, and it was found by some undercover journalists.
But for the rest, I'm pretty much in agreement. And I have no problems with making assumptions, especially when you say "I assume". I will even admit some skepticism regarding â€œIt is injections that I use for myself". Maybe it's believable, if the quantity is small. But you ask some good questions.
I think rekrunner's statement 2 is misleading. do we know that a person can't wash the syringes clean? The point of the evidence is that Aden was dumping syringes in places other than his trash can, which is circumstantial evidence of an effort to hide something. If it were all innocent then why bother? Well, his explanation is that he was trying to protect a 14 and 17 year old from syringes. See below.
The point of balance is to evaluate what is known. So take Aden's argument at face value and go from there. Don't create a litigation statement of facts on a message board and then call it balance.
Aden was arrested and his athlete was arrested. Their passports are being held. They could be cleared but so far their story is that EPO was found in Aden's athlete's room but that EPO really belonged to an athlete from Yemen (unfortunately not arrested) and a Saudi physiotherapist (also not arrested) with no connection to Aden's team. And Aden says the authorities got the wrong impression from dumping syringes.That is pretty unlucky.
Side note 1:
Does anyone know anything about the Saudi track team? I can't recall any Saudi runners.
Side Note 2:
Has anyone questioned the number of doses found? Sounds like a lot for one runner from Yemen and from what I assume is not a huge Saudi track contingent (I know Rekrunner - I Shouldn't assume).
Side Note 3: serious question - do people
Inject calcium for shin splints?
â€œIt is injections that I use for myself,â€ he said. â€œAfter world indoors, my energy was down and the doctor told me I should take these vitamins and magnesium and calcium. I threw the garbage bag outside.â€ The reason for that, he says, is for safety reasons to protect others who stay with him in the room, including his 14 and 17 year old children, who were with him at the camp.