The Norwegian anti-doping Agency (haa) has demanded to disqualify skier Therese johaug 14 months for violating anti-doping rules, reports the press service of the organization. Blame the Olympic champion was considered the minimum, but she did not agree with this verdict.
The Committee haa sends a request to the national Olympic Committee (NOC) of Norway with the requirement to disqualify the athlete on 18 October 2016. It is a question of recommendations, the final decision is up to the NOC.
In October of this year to doping sample titled athletes was found a prohibited substance , clostebol, the analogue of the male sex hormone testosterone. According to the official version, it is ingested Johaug using lip cream “Trofodermin” which it by the doctor of the national team of Norway used against sunburn.
Doctor Fredrik Bendiksen then resigned, taking responsibility for the incident, a skier was suspended for two months pending a final verdict.
In an official statement athletes released by her lawyer Klaus Yurt after the application of NAA, the verdict is called “very strict”. A lengthy disqualification would spoil the skier not only the present but also next season and will interfere with the preparation for the Olympics 2018.
“I’m glad that the disciplinary Committee believed my words, but I don’t see how the incident can serve as a basis for a 14-month disqualification, – quotes the statement Johaug TASS. I expect that my case will be considered by an expert Committee of the NAA, we hope that this will happen as soon as possible. While I’m suspended, I will train as much as I can.”
Earlier, the President of the International ski Federation (FIS) Gianfranco Kasper said that Johaug should be suspended for four years.
Therese Johaug is the champion of the Olympic games 2010 in Vancouver and bronze medalist of Olympics-2014 in Sochi. Norwegian skier seven times won gold medals at the world Championships and was twice winner of the world Cup.