Arena To Talk To Russia Swim Fed Over “Worrying & Destabilizing” WADA IC Report

Yuliya Efimova by Patrick B. Kraemer

Sponsors express concern as the Russian athletics federation has admitted to “some” of the charges in the WADA IC report; Russian VTB bank will not renew IAAF sponsorship; arena, in swimming, keeping careful watch on the developing situation and will talk to Russian swim fed it sponsors

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Sponsors express concern as the Russian athletics federation has admitted to “some” of the charges in the WADA IC report; Russian VTB bank will not renew IAAF sponsorship; arena, in swimming, keeping careful watch on the developing situation and will talk to Russian swim fed it sponsors

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aswimfan

So, two spanish swimmers are banned for two years for testing positive to marijuana.

Meanwhile,
Efimova got to swim in two world championships and won golds and is now going to swim in the Olympics as well.

Craig Lord

Quite. And she got 16 months (served less than that, racing Dec 2013 and penalty backdated to Oct 2013) for testing positive for a banned substance that was listed on the product packaging of the thing she took… and the U.S coach and program let her train on and helped her through it all. That’s nice – sends just the right kind of message. Marijuana cases water polo in the main, of course, so – for those who don’t know -they don’t count towards the tallies of nations along side swimming cases under FINA rules (each sport treated separately for that purpose) … otherwise Russia’s counts would have tested the FINA rule of 4 strikes and whole nation is out, and tested the will of CAS to back that rule up (never yet been tested).

Lanfranco badia

The test of the bad faith in this operation he is able’ to find comparing what you/they have climbed on with what happened to July of 2013 now when they almost all pecked at the positive Jamaican sprinters (apart Bolt, allowed out wisely for not destroying completely the image athletic dell)

Jamaica that as importance, competitiveness’ and quantita’di medals it was of big long superior to today’s Russia.

Anybody to the epoch monto’uno scandal of these proportions against Jamaica asking l of it expulsion and the crocefissione in the room cafeteria as you/they are doing with the Russians.

Certainly that if Jamaica had very probably declared war to the tagliagoles made in Cia the impact mediatico and the punitive desire to world level would have been well different

Yozhik

It is so expensive and so painful to take the rotten tooth out that many prefer to leave it as it is regardless the bad smell from the mouth and live with pain killer especially if it is provided with great discount.
Everybody who can make a difference are waiting to see if it is a tsunami or just an unpleasant disturbance that will subside by itself without making much damage. Passing the buck to make the decision and decisive move looks like the wisest course of action at the moment.
The only power that is in the position to make an order and let the law prevail are sponsors who are probably already under financial pressure from shadow forces. They are hesitating which side to take and it is hard to predict how things will develop. So far what we hear from Arena is “Bla-bla-bla”

Craig Lord

It is all bad, Lanfranco; I make no distinction in that sense. “you/they” is a big difference… none of us are WADA etc, of course … but on that score I think what is being exposed needed to be exposed. The question is: will it stop there? I doubt it. I certainly hope not. As the report and lots of others suggest: tip of the iceberg.

Craig Lord

I take your meaning Yozhik… but … It is an important bla bla: it shows them willing to communicate regardless of the harshness and difficulty of the news – good. It also confirms that they have contracts that say ‘test positive and you lose the deal’; it confirms that they wish to take the report seriously and are troubled (a lot more said there than we’ve heard from a great many others in positions of power who are as silent as the grave right now… including FINA… sent several questions earlier in the week… guess what: no reply … it takes me nearer to a belly laugh every time they do it 🙂 There is another aspect to it: going on record with a commitment is a good thing, regardless of whether that is perceived to be obvious and easy at the time. There will be a moment when sponsors and their contracts are tested – and arena, one has to say, has not renewed deals when swimmers fall foul of the rules. I think it would be good to stretch that to federations (in swimming’s case, no evidence, of course, that the Russia fed has acted like its athletics counterpart…)

Yozhik

Craig, I think you are not right about FINA. There was a statement. Of course there was nothing said of how shamed FINA feels by rewarding Russia with WC and recognizing Putin as the most influential promoter of clean and fair competition in aquatic sports. But what was clearly stated was that it is a shame of being caught on covering up doping. Any connotation is welcome 🙂

Craig Lord

You might having something there, Yozhik 🙂

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