Olympic champion in cross-country skiing Norwegian Therese Johaug temporarily suspended until December 18 for violating anti-doping rules, the official website of the Norwegian anti-doping Agency.
Johaug 16 Sep passed test positive for an anabolic steroid clostebol, which, as stated, was the cream “Trofodermin” against sunburn on the lips. Test sample B athletes also gave a positive result.
It is reported that the initial proceedings in the case Johaug completed and the dossiers of the athletes referred for independent investigation by the Norwegian Committee for the fight against doping. Johaug is suspended until December 18 or until the court date, if any, will be before.
Previously it was stated that the athlete is threatened by disqualification for four years.
Taken against seven-time world champion and two-time holders of the world Cup temporary sanctions forbid her to participate not only in competitions but also in the formal training process.
Case in connection with a possible anti-doping rule violation was also openly against the doctor Johaug Frederick Bendixen, which recommended that the athlete this cream.
According to the newspaper Aftonbladet, Bendiksen previously for eight years he worked as a regional Manager in the company, which produces “Trofodermin”. With a record of 62-year-old physician also is working with soccer, handball, hockey teams.
Meanwhile, sales of products under the brand name Therese Johaug has reached unprecedented heights. As stated by the TV channel NRK, the owner of the brand, this can be explained by the support of residents Johaug of Norway, who believe the incident to her ridiculous accident.