At the 2021 Olympics, there were suspicions of possible wrongdoing by Russian athletes. This time the scene was the swimming pool.
TOKYO – Ryan Murphy wasn’t really happy with his silver medal over the 200m at first. The American swimmer was left behind against Yevgeny Railo and did not back down from his doubts about doping shortly after racing at the 2021 Olympics. “I’m swimming in a race that might be unclean,” the 2016 gold medalist said in Rio, referring to his Russian successor. . When asked if the final was fair, Murphy replied, “I have about 15 ideas, 13 of which are going to get me a lot of trouble.”
Because of doping crimes in the Russian federations, it is known that athletes are not allowed to start under their country’s flag. Instead, they will fight for the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in the 2021 Olympics. After these and other sanctions, Russian athletes are currently winning again. This is hard to accept for some competitors.
Olympia 2021: The ROC will be suspended until the end of 2022
The neutral flag, which represents athletes from Russia, is especially hoisted at this year’s award ceremonies. Some think: often suspiciously. On Friday, just before the halfway point of the games, the Russians smashed the 30 medals they won. The minimum target should be exceeded 40 times the precious metal easily.
But Murphy has not only commented on his suspicion of doping during swimming competitions. British bronze medalist Luke Greenbank also gave his opinion. “As an athlete, it’s obviously frustrating to learn that there is a government-sponsored doping program and they feel that perhaps more can be done about it,” he said.
Olympia 2021: ROC does not want to know the allegations
Officially, this state-sponsored doping regime, which the world was brazenly deceived in the Olympic golden rain of Russia in Sochi in 2014. The swamp gradually drained after the scandalous revelations of informants Julia Stepanova, Vitaly Stepanov and Grigory Rodchenkov, the World Anti-Doping Agency, which banned Russian National Committee ROC for four years. A decision cut in half by the International Court of Justice for Sport, which is valid only until December 2022.
The Republic of China took note of the attacks and responded with a sarcastic statement in which every word was chosen with enjoyment. “How stressful our victories are for some of our teammates. Yes, here we are in the Olympics. We have every right. Whether someone likes it or not. You have to be able to lose sometimes. But not everyone knows how to do it,” the ROC said on Twitter. : “The broken record is playing a song about Russian doping again, and someone is busy pressing the button for propaganda in English.”
Olympia 2021: The Kremlin defends athletes against doping allegations
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, said succinctly: “Our children should get medals – preferably gold – and not worry about all this. Medal winners are not criticized.”
The International Testing Agency, which controls doping tests at the Games, announced on Friday that the Republic of China team came fourth among the most tested delegations. It will be difficult to resolve the general suspicion that athletes from Russia are often under control despite everything. (Pia Ewald with Syd)
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