Andrey Govorov and Jeanette Ottesen King & Queen Of ‘Fly Dash With World No2 Times

Andrey Govorov making a statement for clean sport on the way to action at the Danish Open

Andrey Govorov, the Ukraine sprinter based at the ADN Swim Project in Italy, and Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen sped to season world No 2 slots on the early rankings over 50m butterfly on the second day at the Danish open in Copenhagen

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Andrey Govorov, the Ukraine sprinter based at the ADN Swim Project in Italy, and Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen sped to season world No 2 slots on the early rankings over 50m butterfly on the second day at the Danish open in Copenhagen

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aswimfan

Judged from his strong outspoken stance against doping, it looks like Govorov knows/suspects that there are some swimmers who are still doping and yet either not caught or given too little punishment.

Bill Bell

Please, Andrewy, no holier than thou protestations. If you’re going to make subtle hints just come right out with accusations you may have in mind. Othewise focus on swimming. Are we supposed to think ADN is for dirty sport.? Please.

Andy

Why the cynicism aimed at Andrey, Bill Bell? Can I remind you that two male olympic gold medalists have been caught for doping and the small matter of the anti-doping world being seemingly in total disarray. I would argue that it starts with the athletes raising their heads’ above the parapet and saying they want a better way – it’s for their benefit after all. As for calling out other swimmers by name, there is a small matter of defamation to content with.

And as for the ‘holier than thou’ comment, I’m baffled. As an athlete you either decide to dope or decide to be clean and take full responsibility for what goes in your body. Their is no moral relativism.

Craig Lord

Bill – he is not making accusations… he’s stating facts: read his words – ban cheats4ver … the sport has a lot of folk serving and a great shoal of others who have served bans… he believes that cheats should go and stay away – and he’s far from being alone. Janet Evans, Jenny Thomson, Gary Hall and many others said so down the years, too – good for them … we need more of it not less if the culture of acceptance is to be sunk.

aswimfan

I think more and more swimmers should have this holier than thou protestations.

It was this kind of holier than thou protestations that made FINA changed policy on shiny suit (remember Bowman’s holier than thou protestation when Phelps was beaten in Rome?)

It was this kind of holier than thou protestations that made authorities became super vigilant against the chinese swimmers in 1994-1998 (The Japanese in 1994 Hiroshima and the Australians in 1998 Perth, resulting in positive tests and arrests).

Craig Lord

quite so, aswimfan

Craig Lord

Quite so, Andy

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