Medici per l'ambiente - A cura di ISDE Modena in collaborazione con "Marketing sociale". Newsletter N°12
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Two convicted in STT doping case

Two convicted in STT doping case | Medici per l'ambiente - A cura di ISDE Modena in collaborazione con "Marketing sociale". Newsletter N°12 | 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 | Medici per l'ambiente - A cura di ISDE Modena in collaborazione con "Marketing sociale". Newsletter N°12 | 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...

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.