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Olympic skiing medalist testifies about use of performance enhancing drug

Olympic skiing medalist testifies about use of performance enhancing drug | doping in skiing | 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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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.

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

Former Finnish skier, coach given suspended terms - USATODAY.com | doping in skiing | 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.

Marie-Laurence Boutin's insight:

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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Cross country skiing is still wrestling with doping issues.

Cross country skiing is still wrestling with doping issues. | doping in skiing | Scoop.it
It's 2014, we're all grown up now, we've all shed the naivete that comes with doping. Our last shred of shockability might have gone burglarized by a Texan in bicycle shorts. That's why doping questions in cross country skiing are met with refreshing realism.

Via Renee Anne Shirley
Marie-Laurence Boutin's insight:

Norway's Marit Bjoergen, winner of eight Olympic medals, might receive another one due to a doping probe of one of her former competitors. Her coaches deny the fact that she allegedly used drugs during the 2006 Olympics. We should not encourage this type of behaviour, especially by role models like coaches.

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Third athlete fails doping test at Sochi Olympics

Third athlete fails doping test at Sochi Olympics | doping in skiing | Scoop.it
SOCHI, Russia -- A Ukrainian cross-country skier has failed a doping test, her country's Olympic committee said Saturday. It is the third positive result of the Sochi Games. (#UPDATE: Third athlete fails doping test...

Via Iam Legion
Marie-Laurence Boutin's insight:

This is the third time that an athlete has been caught doping at the Sochi Olymics. This is a new record for winter olympics and it goes to show that doping, especially in cross-country skiing, is a major issue.

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Bode Miller's take on doping in alpine skiing: Legalize It? | Ski Racing

Bode Miller's take on doping in alpine skiing: Legalize It? | Ski Racing | doping in skiing | Scoop.it

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Marie-Laurence Boutin's insight:

Bode Miller is know to think outside the box. He wants to legalize the use of performance-enhancing drugs. His argument is :  ''because in our sport, it would be pretty minimal health risks, and it would actually make it safer for the athletes, because you’d have less chance of making a mistake at the bottom and killing yourself.'' Even though his argument is true he might not be considering all of the repercussions that legalizing performance enhancing drugs would have.

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Kerryn Dawson's curator insight, June 30, 2013 7:22 PM

An athlete's reasons why Blood Doping should be legalised