Russian athletes considered unworthy of trust and participation in competitions


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Russian athletes were not credible and had to miss the European Championships in summer sports in Berlin. This opinion was expressed by German decathlete Arthur Abele, quoted by the Berliner Zeitung.

“You can’t trust them. Everything about them has been told in films, ARD. I wouldn’t be surprised if you end up POPs something else. In 2015, I became the silver medalist of the European championship, beat me to it [Ilia] Scorenew. And it never even checked for doping! I checked five times. The Russian did not had to come to Berlin,” said Abele.

At the European Championships in 2018, he won the gold Scorenew became the second.

The television channel ARD during the period from 2014 to 2016 has released a series of documentaries, which was reported about systematic doping Russian athletes. As the author of films was made by a German journalist, Hyo Seppelt.

In 2015, the membership of the all-Russian athletics Federation (vfla) in the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) was suspended for systematic violation of anti-doping rules. Russian athletes were allowed a speech at the international competitions in neutral status. The application of the Russians to participate in the tournaments were considered individually.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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