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    Five Russian race walkers, including the WR holder, suspended for EPO use.

    http://grg51.typepad.com/steroid_nation ... ips-t.html

  • #2
    How do these tests relate to the walkers pulled before the games? Are they the same ones and/or are they OG competitors?

    Looking a little, Morozov, was one who did not take part (mysteriously?) in the OGs. What happens to the WR?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 26mi235
      How do these tests relate to the walkers pulled before the games? Are they the same ones and/or are they OG competitors?

      Looking a little, Morozov, was one who did not take part (mysteriously?) in the OGs.
      Kanaykin, Burayev and Voyevodin were pulled before the games (to be precise, Voyevodin wasn't selected in the first place). Morozov and Yerokhin were selected but, as you put it, were mysterious no-starters at Beijing.

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      • #4
        ...and they train w/ the Russians who were there. Another failure of the scratch & sniff test. Time to suspend the entire Russian Federation.

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        • #5
          more details - http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/feedarticle/7820173

          "All five live in Saransk and were trained by Viktor Chegin, who also serves as Russia's chief race walking coach."

          He also coaches the remaining Russians who competed in Beijing too. He's the Russian RW version of Trevor Graham.

          "It was the third race out of four to see a Russian flag at the top of the flagpole for an individual win, and a couple of hours later when Olga Kaniskina came agonisingly close to an unprecedented second world record on the trot, it indelibly marked Cheboksary as a centre of walking excellence.

          The women’s 20km winner was less than surprised no other flag than her country’s was needed for the gold medal at the team ceremonies.

          She simply said: “Russians are the best athletes in the world and the results here reflect that.”

          Her coach Viktor Chyegin merely shrugged his shoulders at the thought that anyone else could gatecrash the red-and-white vested party
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          (http://www.iaaf.org/WRW08/news/kind=100 ... 44844.html)

          Olympic organisers put down a 4mm thick matt along the course for the men’s 20km Race Walk today and it turned into a magic carpet ride for Russia’s 21-year-old Valeriy Borchin.

          The race walking school in Saransk is the training home for most top Russian walkers. The head coach there, Viktor Chegin, runs a code of strong discipline towards training. “In my home Republic of Mordova my school of race walking is a very prestigious one,” Borchin said. “It is an elite school with worldwide acclaim.

          (http://www.iaaf.org/OLY08/news/kind=103 ... 46734.html)

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          • #6
            As the grim Russian news piles on I find myself wondering how long VTB is going to be willing to hang in there as an "official partner" of the IAAF. And undoubtedly be the major source of funding for the '13 Worlds in Moscow.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gh
              As the grim Russian news piles on I find myself wondering how long VTB is going to be willing to hang in there as an "official partner" of the IAAF. And undoubtedly be the major source of funding for the '13 Worlds in Moscow.
              What is the VTB; I hope that it is not related to the KGB.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 26mi235
                Originally posted by gh
                As the grim Russian news piles on I find myself wondering how long VTB is going to be willing to hang in there as an "official partner" of the IAAF. And undoubtedly be the major source of funding for the '13 Worlds in Moscow.
                What is the VTB; I hope that it is not related to the KGB.
                It might be related to the KGB

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VTB_Bank

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MJR
                  ...and they train w/ the Russians who were there. Another failure of the scratch & sniff test. Time to suspend the entire Russian Federation.
                  I agree especially if the Russian officials are not taking any steps to fight what seems like systemic doping. Only a harsh penalty like that will force them into action. The sport of T&F is already becoming a joke. Its time for harsher penalties.

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