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Former Finnish skier, coach given suspended terms - USATODAY.com

Former Finnish skier, coach given suspended terms - USATODAY.com | Finland | Scoop.it
A former top Finnish skier and an ex-ski association coach were given suspended sentences on Thursday for lying during an investigation into doping in Finnish cross-country skiing in the 1990s.
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Marie-Laurence Boutin's curator insight, August 22, 2014 10:20 AM

A top Finnish skier and an ex-ski association coach were given suspended sentences for lying during an investigation into doping in Finnish cross-country skiing in the 1990s. Even though it's late it is still unfair to the skiers that participated in the run a long time ago.

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Decision looms in ski-doping trial

Decision looms in ski-doping trial | Finland | Scoop.it
Closing statements are expected on Monday in the Finnish cross-country ski doping trial. Leading figures from the Ski Association are on trial for aggravated fraud and attempted aggravated fraud.
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Two convicted in STT doping case

Two convicted in STT doping case | Finland | Scoop.it
Two former skiing figures have been given conditional prison sentences in a fraud trial at Helsinki District Court.
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Olympic skiing medalist testifies about use of performance enhancing drug

Olympic skiing medalist testifies about use of performance enhancing drug | Finland | Scoop.it
Cross-country skier and Olympic gold medallist Mika Myllylä testified in court about his use of EPO hormone between the years of 1993 and 1998. Via video link Myllyllä testified at Helsinki District Court Tuesday, in the continuation of the reopened, so-called "STT doping case."
The case dates back to the late 1990s when an STT (Finnish News Agency) and an STT reporter were taken to court and were found guilty of libel after she wrote a story using unnamed sources about doping within the Finnish Ski Association. The testimony that the Finnish Ski Association gave back then is again under heavy scrutiny because of Myllyllä's recent statements that he personally used EPO during that period...
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Marie-Laurence Boutin's curator insight, August 22, 2014 10:32 AM

The STT doping case is a very important one in skiing and the fact that many athletes, including one that has admitted to dopoing, are included in it shows how big of an issue doping is in this sport and we think that this is ridiculous.