Russian biathlete sent packing after drug positive tests at London Olympics
A team of biathletes has been 강남안마 강남출장안마sent packing after drug-related positives at London 2012, as the world record time of 1:37.29 set by a US Olympian proved to be a false alarm.
The team consisted of three female US Olympians – Emily Brown, Alex Zirny and Brooke Lee – and one American, Lauren Miller. All four were given an automatic pass with a positiv포커e drug test – a result she rejected – for amphetamines and MDMA, both known as crystal meth.
"We were both absolutely shocked and disappointed by our results. While this is an unfortunate occurrence, I think it's important to point out how well trained and qualified we are as athletes," Brown told the Associated Press on Wednesday.
"We knew what we were doing and were not surprised to see our results. There wasn't any hidden information in our lab test results or our performances," added Miller, who beat out Brown, 24, to claim her fourth gold medal for the US.
The result came to light as the US anti-doping agency alerted the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) that the four women had failed drug tests. Wada said it had reviewed the results, issued three alerts to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and was waiting for more information to form a view on what might be the case.
"It has been our responsibility to keep an open mind about the validity of the results from our team members and, in my opinion, they have proven that the tests were not credible. Therefore, I have informed our international partners," Wada spokesman Dave Smith told US press.
In its warning statement, Wada cited three issues: one was that the athletes had tested positive "within the past year for crystal meth and a drug that is closely related to cocaine" and "the three athletes claimed they took these two drugs o광주출장마사지ver many years."
"Secondly, this results came to light after our investigators met with the team members and the team discussed their reaction and what they thought of the decision by Wada," Smith said. "The second issue was that the positive tests occurred under specific and highly relevant circumstances, and the third issue was that the laboratory test results, which were not made public, were in fact, a false positive."
A letter to Team USA president Jack Conger said the team had not taken the drugs, but instead used the stimulant Adderall. A