Doping in Biathlon is ‘Systemic’ Allege IBU President & Canadian Coach

March 14, 2009


The Vancouver Sun

International Biathlon Union president Anders Besseberg recently said that, “Unlike previous doping cases, we are now facing systematic doping on a large scale in one of the strongest teams in the world” referring to Russia after then World Cup leader Ekaterina Iourieva and multiple world champions Dmitri Yaroshenko and Albina Akhatova were sent home from the world championships in Korea last month following positive tests for what is believed to be a new generation of EPO. 

Canadian coach Geret Coyne just echoed Besseberg’s concerns at last week’s IBU World Cup in Whistler, BC saying as well that doping in the sport is systemic.

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