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Russland nimmt Kurs auf die Winterspiele 2018 in PyeongChang: nächste Ausfahrt CAS

[caption id="attachment_29530" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Soschi 2014, das Finale: Ein russisches Trio empfängt die Medaillen nach dem Marathon über 50 km. Alexander Legkow (M.) zieht jetzt vor den CAS. Kollege Wylegschanin ist ebenfalls suspendiert - und läuft trotzdem. (Foto: President of Russia) Soschi 2014, das Finale: Ein russisches Trio empfängt die Medaillen nach dem Marathon über 50 km. Alexander Legkow (M.) zieht jetzt vor den CAS. Kollege Wylegschanin ist ebenfalls suspendiert – und läuft trotzdem. (Foto: President of Russia)[/caption]

Kein Tag ohne Dopingmeldungen aus Russland. Der Welt-Sportgerichtshof CAS in Lausanne teilt heute mit, dass die suspendierten russischen Skilangläufer Alexander Legkow und Jewgeni Below Einspruch gegen ihre vom Ski-Weltverband FIS ausgesprochenen Sperren eingelegt haben. Dies hatte ihr deutscher Anwalt Christof Wieschemann am Mittwoch via Twitter, auf seiner Webseite und schließlich über Nachrichtenagenturen verkündet.

Der Einspruch mit Beantragung eines beschleunigten Verfahrens (die Nordische WM beginnt in zweieinhalb Wochen in Lahti) erfolgte am Montag, am Donnerstag lieferte Wieschemann dem CAS die Begründung nach.

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Legkow, der am Schlusstag der Winterspiele 2014 in Sotschi den Marathon über 50 Kilometer gewonnen hatte, ist einer von sechs russischen Langläufern, die im Dezember 2016 nach Veröffentlichung des zweiten Untersuchungsberichts von Richard McLaren vom Ski-Weltverband FIS suspendiert wurden. Die Doping-Kommission der FIS hatte Einsprüche der Russen in der vergangenen Woche abgelehnt. Trotz der Suspendierung soll Maxim Wylegschanin, dreimaliger Silbermedaillengewinner von Sotschi, bei zwei nationalen Wettbewerben gelaufen sein, weshalb ihm die Ausweitung der vorläufigen Sperre droht.

Die wichtigsten Festlegungen der FIS seit Veröffentlichung von McLaren II:

CIRC Report zu Doping im Radsport #UCI

Sadly, the Report confirms that greed, power, and profit – not truth – motivated UCI leaders and allowed the EPO and blood doping era to ride rampant. This is a tragic loss for all cyclists who sought to compete clean during that era, and their loss can never be forgotten.

— Travis Tygart (USADA)

Der Bericht der Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) des Weltverbandes UCI wurde mit einiger Spannung erwartet. Er vervollständigt das Bild einer verseuchten Branche. Für drei Millionen Dollar haben der ehemaliger Schweizer Staatsanwalt Dick Marty, der deutsche Ulrich Haas und der australische Ermittler Peter Nicholson recherchiert und diesen Bericht erstellt. 227 Seiten auf Grundlage von 174 Interviews (Liste der Namen ganz am Ende des Reports) und Studium ungezählter Dokumente.

Es geht natürlich auch um die Sonderrolle von Lance Armstrong.

Die Kultur des Doping existiert im Radsport noch immer, berichtet die BBC nach erster Lektüre.

Die Mitteilung der UCI:

Cycling boss JimPat McQuaid’s Apartheid Secrets

Who is this cyclist?

Why is this photograph embarrassing?

Where was he riding?

Why was he using a false name?

When did he shave off his moustache?

So many questions.

Are we watching the dirty deed that got him a life ban from the Olympics? Why should he care?

Thirty-eight years later he’s a member of the IOC!

Funny thing: If you look at his official IOC biography, they forgot to mention that 1976 life ban.

This fellow can hand out medals at the Games but, unlike nearly every other citizen of the planet, is refused the opportunity to win one.

Meet Patrick “Pat” McQuaid, born September 1949. Let’s wind back his biographical clock. In the mid-1970s he was one of Ireland’s top amateur cyclists, determined to be selected for the 1976 Montreal Olympics. His fear was that he might not be fit enough. Pat won the 1975 Tour of Ireland but the Irish cycling season ended in September 1975 and he needed more road racing. And not just for Ireland and the Olympic Ideal.

If Pat raced well in Montreal his chances were greater of getting a pro cycling contract and giving up school-teaching. So he was open to offers. And, Pat says, he ‘got an offer he couldn’t refuse’ – to secretly break international bans on competing in apartheid South Africa.

Six thousand miles later, in early October 1975, he left “Pat McQuaid” on the plane and emerged into the bright Spring Cape Town sunshine relabelled as “Jim Burns.” First thing he needed was a leak. OK, there’s the sign for the Gents but with the baffling Afrikaans words, “Net Blankes” – but underneath was the comforting translation “Whites Only.” Phew, no black man was going to peer at JimPat’s penis.

USADA: ‘Reasoned Decision’ in the Lance Armstrong case

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Frischware: USADA vs Lance Armstrong. 202 Seiten. Juristenamerikanisch. Viel Spaß beim Studieren.

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Die USADA sagt:

Today, we are sending the ‘Reasoned Decision’ in the Lance Armstrong case and supporting information to the Union Cycliste International (UCI), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). The evidence shows beyond any doubt that the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team ran the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.

The evidence of the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team-run scheme is overwhelming and is in excess of 1000 pages, and includes sworn testimony from 26 people, including 15 riders with knowledge of the US Postal Service Team (USPS Team) and its participants’ doping activities. The evidence also includes direct documentary evidence including financial payments, emails, scientific data and laboratory test results that further prove the use, possession and distribution of performance enhancing drugs by Lance Armstrong and confirm the disappointing truth about the deceptive activities of the USPS Team, a team that received tens of millions of American taxpayer dollars in funding.

Together these different categories of eyewitness, documentary, first-hand, scientific, direct and circumstantial evidence reveal conclusive and undeniable proof that brings to the light of day for the first time this systemic, sustained and highly professionalized team-run doping conspiracy. All of the material will be made available later this afternoon on the USADA website at

The USPS Team doping conspiracy was professionally designed to groom and pressure athletes to use dangerous drugs, to evade detection, to ensure its secrecy and ultimately gain an unfair competitive advantage through superior doping practices. A program organized by individuals who thought they were above the rules and who still play a major and active role in sport today.

The evidence demonstrates that the ‘Code of Silence’ of performance enhancing drug use in the sport of cycling has been shattered, but there is more to do.  From day one, we always hoped this investigation would bring to a close this troubling chapter in cycling’s history and we hope the sport will use this tragedy to prevent it from ever happening again.

Of course, no one wants to be chained to the past forever, and I would call on the UCI to act on its own recent suggestion for a meaningful Truth and Reconciliation program.  While we appreciate the arguments that weigh in favor of and against such a program, we believe that allowing individuals like the riders mentioned today to come forward and acknowledge the truth about their past doping may be the only way to truly dismantle the remaining system that allowed this “EPO and Blood Doping Era” to flourish. Hopefully, the sport can unshackle itself from the past, and once and for all continue to move forward to a better future.

Our mission is to protect clean athletes by preserving the integrity of competition not only for today’s athletes but also the athletes of tomorrow.  We have heard from many athletes who have faced an unfair dilemma — dope, or don’t compete at the highest levels of the sport. Many of them abandoned their dreams and left sport because they refused to endanger their health and participate in doping. That is a tragic choice no athlete should have to make.

It took tremendous courage for the riders on the USPS Team and others to come forward and speak truthfully. It is not easy to admit your mistakes and accept your punishment. But that is what these riders have done for the good of the sport, and for the young riders who hope to one day reach their dreams without using dangerous drugs or methods.

These eleven (11) teammates of Lance Armstrong, in alphabetical order, are Frankie Andreu, Michael Barry, Tom Danielson, Tyler Hamilton, George Hincapie, Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, Stephen Swart, Christian Vande Velde, Jonathan Vaughters and David Zabriskie.

The riders who participated in the USPS Team doping conspiracy and truthfully assisted have been courageous in making the choice to stop perpetuating the sporting fraud, and they have suffered greatly. In addition to the public revelations, the active riders have been suspended and disqualified appropriately in line with the rules. In some part, it would have been easier for them if it all would just go away; however, they love the sport, and they want to help young athletes have hope that they are not put in the position they were — to face the reality that in order to climb to the heights of their sport they had to sink to the depths of dangerous cheating.

I have personally talked with and heard these athletes’ stories and firmly believe that, collectively, these athletes, if forgiven and embraced, have a chance to leave a legacy far greater for the good of the sport than anything they ever did on a bike.

Lance Armstrong was given the same opportunity to come forward and be part of the solution. He rejected it.

Instead he exercised his legal right not to contest the evidence and knowingly accepted the imposition of a ban from recognized competition for life and disqualification of his competitive results from 1998 forward. The entire factual and legal basis on the outcome in his case and the other six active riders’ cases will be provided in the materials made available online later today. Two other members of the USPS Team, Dr. Michele Ferrari and Dr. Garcia del Moral, also received lifetime bans for perpetrating this doping conspiracy.

Three other members of the USPS Team have chosen to contest the charges and take their cases to arbitration: Johan Bruyneel, the team director; Dr. Pedro Celaya, a team doctor; and Jose “Pepe” Marti, the team trainer.  These three individuals will receive a full hearing before independent judges, where they will have the opportunity to present and confront the evidence, cross-examine witnesses and testify under oath in a public proceeding.

From day one in this case, as in every potential case, the USADA Board of Directors and professional staff did the job we are mandated to do for clean athletes and the integrity of sport.  We focused solely on finding the truth without being influenced by celebrity or non-celebrity, threats, personal attacks or political pressure because that is what clean athletes deserve and demand.”

Nachtrag, 22.58 Uhr:

Nun ist die komplette Dokumentation online unter … und HIER …

Armstrong vs Telekom oder: der erschreckende Unterschied zwischen USADA und NADA

Ich mache doch einen neuen Beitrag auf zum Thema, das hier bereits heftig diskutiert wird: Einstellungsverfügungen der Staatsanwaltschaften zu den T-Mobile/Telekom-Dopern und ihren Dopingärzten von der Uniklinik Freiburg – kurz darauf dagegen die schlagzeilenträchtige Entscheidung der amerikanischen Anti-Doping-Agentur USADA und das Resignieren von Lance Armstrong.

Ich habe heute Vormittag für Spiegel Online diesen Kommentar gedichtet:

Die United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) schreibt Sportgeschichte. Sie erkennt dem amerikanischen Doper Lance Armstrong sämtliche sieben Siege bei der Tour de France ab. Das ist eine wunderbare Nachricht für all jene, die an sauberem Sport interessiert sind.

Floyd Landis packt aus

Da offenbar Gesprächsbedarf besteht, mache ich einen Beitrag zum Thema Floyd Landis auf. Denn zu Wenlock und Mandeville passen die Beiträge über das Doping-Geständnis des langjährigen Armstrong-Gehilfen und gewesenen Tour-de-France-Siegers doch nicht. Die Geschichte im Wall Street Journal ist durchaus spektakulär. Floyd Landis packt also in etlichen Emails an Offizielle und Sponsoren partiell aus – nach Ablauf seiner zweijährigen Sperre. Und er zieht andere Profis mit rein. Im WSJ fand ich diesen Kommentar dazu:

What’s worse, doping, lying, or becoming a rat after you can lie no further?