“Various insinuations have already begun. It might be beneficial for someone to do this. ” Russian coaches, specialist and officials about possible problem with doping testing for one of the Russian skater.
According to Inside the games, the medal ceremony of figure skaters was postponed due to problems with doping testing for one of the skaters of the Russian national team.
Russian coaches and specialists commented on this news.
The press attache of the Russian Figure Skating Federation (FFKR) Olga Ermolina declined to comment on the information about a possible problem with doping testing for one of the Russian figure skaters who participated in the team event of the 2022 Olympics.
“No comment. I can’t say anything,” said Yermolina. “We are waiting for official information on this issue.”
Vice President of the International Skating Union (ISU) Alexander Lakernik also commented on the situation
Alexander Lakernik: I can’t really tell you anything. Doubtful doping test? I only know rumors, and I do not operate on them. There is no official information.
Honorary President of the Russian Figure Skating Federation (FFKKR) Valentin Piseev: We don’t need to panic now, we need to find out everything. Now it is difficult to say anything – and you can say whatever you want. But any information, until it is official, has no basis.
Various insinuations may begin – and they have already, as I understand it, begun. It might be beneficial for someone to do this. But we must wait until the IOC, together with the ISU, sort everything out, analyze and issue official information.
In the meantime, there may be a hype that is completely untrue and casts a shadow on the organization of the competition. I would not want to spoil all the good things done by the organizers now.
Ilia Averbukh: I can’t belive it! Of course, there is something wrong here. Everyone is calmly having the awards ceremony, but not our skaters …
Of course we’re worried. But there should be no panic! let’s wait.
Alexei Mishin: If this is true, then this is a big trouble for all of us. I think no one deals with such nonsense, maybe some kind of provocation.
The 1999 world champion Maria Butyrskaya commented on the situation with the postponement of the awards ceremony for the winners and prize-winners of the team event at the Olympic Games.
Maria Butyrskaya: I doubt that the guys would came to the Olympics in such a situation with doping. We don’t have to worry, everything will be fine.
Doping will not help figure skaters if you can’t jump, skate and do everything in training.
Now we need to react absolutely calmly and with dignity. We won the team event fair, we were head and shoulders above the rest of the teams, so we do not need to doubt our victory.
Psychologically, this will not affect the skaters in any way. We have a rather scandalous sport, a lot of things happen. This will not affect the athletes who came to the Olympic Games at all, because everyone has their own task and goal, and they will not back down from this.
Skaters refused to give any comments and talk to the journalists.
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