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Five-time Olympic champion, French biathlete Martin Fourcade spoke on the topic of doping scandals in the sport. His words quoted by Le Parisien.
“I’m sure some of the victory was stolen from me dopingliste. But I’m one of those athletes who can afford to say that didn’t dope and have achieved a lot and I have no one stole nothing,” said Fourcade.
The veteran also commented that the World anti-doping Agency (WADA) has opened an investigation against the International biathlon Union (IBU). “The doping control we have permanent. Someone caught someone unpunished. However, I don’t think that doping in biathlon too common,” said the athlete.
At the end of March in an interview, “Match TV” Fourcade said he was not sure of the involvement of Russian biathlete Anton Shipulin to doping scandals. “I’m not ready to give a hand to bet that he never used,” — said the Frenchman.
The Frenchman has repeatedly support to the Russian athletes. In his opinion, the Russian Olympians had the right to pass under its flag at the closing ceremonies in Pyeongchang.
29-year-old biathlete is a two-time winner of the Olympic games in Sochi and three-time champion of the Games in Pyeongchang. In addition, the athlete won 11 gold medals at the world Championships.
Video, photo All from Russia.