Question still remains wrote:Devil Dog wrote:
Didn't the initial report state that none of the 28 were competing at Beijing? I interpreted that as none of them were still around or planning to compete; does it actually mean that that there are still a few around but they won't be allowed to compete?
Tomashova is 40 yrs old and entered on Russia's 1500m squad for Beijing.
The news report stated: "A large majority of the 28 are retired, some are athletes who have already been sanctioned, and only very few remain active in sport. The IAAF is provisionally suspending them and can confirm that none of the athletes concerned will be competing in Beijing."
So based on this report, I interpret it to mean that any of the athletes who are implicated AND still active, will be banned from competing in Beijing.
So, the question remains, will Tomashova be pulled from the Russian 1500m team?
Will all of these names be officially released to the public (not just "leaked" to the Daily Mail)?
Or will we just have to guess from the people who withdrew due to "injury" who is actually banned?