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‘Rodchenkov's evidence is hearsay with limited probative value’ – CAS

Russian athletes involved in the court hearings that were held in Geneva, Switzerland, from January 22-27 insisted the fugitive doctor was not a reliable witness, as he "provided his testimony to Prof. McLaren in a context where he was facing deportation from the United States to Russia, where he would be likely to face criminal prosecution."


The CAS Panel outlined that Legkov's urine samples from the Sochi Games didn't contain heightened sault levels or mixed DNA.

"Panel notes that there is no direct evidence that the Athlete deliberately restricted the degree of closure of his sample bottles in order to make it easier for the bottles to be forcibly reopened," the document states.

Reviewing the alleged doping probe swapping scheme the panel also emphasized that Rodchenkov's testimony was contradictory and was not backed by any sufficient evidence.

"In respect of Dr. Rodchenkov's statement that he could recall having swapped the Athlete's urine samples on 23 February 2014, the Panel notes that the records in Dr. Rodchenkov's diary for that date do not contain any reference to having swapped the Athlete's sample. Moreover, Dr. Rodchenkov did not provide any particulars in his diary regarding that alleged swapping. Accordingly, Dr. Rodchenkov's statement is a bare assertion which is uncorroborated by any contemporaneous documentary evidence.


So essentially the court has admitted now (once it's all over and the damage is done of course) that all the demonisation of Russian athletes on media front pages that occurred implying that they were all cheating and doping relied on the testimony of a man under threat of deportation whose evidence was problematic and not credible to a court and there was no actual data or factual evidence to back his statements up.

No front pages on the world's media apologising for their russophobic coverage of course.
In fact there is almost nothing in the media about this. Zip.

It's almost as if the actual truth of the matter was not remotely as important as getting the false assertions about Russia out there
on the front pages and repeating them over and over almost every other day in the run up to the olympics was.
Who needs the truth when you have the power to fabricate reality through repetition?

Gee, maybe our media are lying to us to further a geopolitical anti russian agenda?
Surely not!

Goebbels would have killed for this power!

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Just to fill in a teeny weeny detail which the careless journalist responsible for this article has accidentally omitted to point out - while as RT report CAS threw out the case against 27 of the 39 Russian athletes they confirmed the positive doping tests in respect of the other 12 Russian athletes.

In 27 cases, the evidence collected was not sufficient to establish the existence of an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV). With respect to these 27 athletes, the appeals were upheld, the sanctions annulled and their individual results achieved in Sochi 2014 reinstated.

In the 12 other cases, the evidence collected was sufficient to establish a manipulation of the urine samples and, accordingly, an ADRV. The IOC decisions in these matters were confirmed,

CAS delivers two reasoned awards in the matter of 39 Russian athletes vs/ the IOC
 
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Just to fill in a teeny weeny detail which the careless journalist responsible for this article has accidentally omitted to point out - while as RT report CAS threw out the case against 27 of the 39 Russian athletes they confirmed the positive doping tests in respect of the other 12 Russian athletes.

CAS delivers two reasoned awards in the matter of 39 Russian athletes vs/ the IOC

So when will we see all of the front page retractions of the many front page demonisations of innocent Russian athletes exonerated by the court, whose careers and chances at Olympic glory were so cruelly and cynically dashed Wexford?
Can your handlers answer that one?

Also can the media ever atone for the fact that thanks largely to the force of their orchestrated racist campaign,
athletes were not allowed to compete under their national flag on the basis not of court verifiable facts
but merely of the testimony of an unreliable witness under threat of deportation?
 

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So when will we see all of the front page retractions of the many front page demonisations of innocent Russian athletes exonerated by the court, whose careers and chances at Olympic glory were so cruelly and cynically dashed Wexford?
Can your handlers answer that one?

Also can the media ever atone for the fact that thanks largely to the force of their orchestrated racist campaign,
athletes were not allowed to compete under their national flag on the basis not of court verifiable facts
but merely of the testimony of an unreliable witness under threat of deportation?

Where did you get the idea there was some big campaign with front page headlines about the Russians being banned from the 2016 Paralympics and the Winter Olympics? No one in this part of the World gives too hoots about either of those competitions.
Dunno about you but I didn't watch anything from either competition.
More Russian paranoia.

Now it would have been a big story if they had been banned from the 2016 Olympics but they weren't so that's neither here nor there.

And you don't seem to be making any mention of the 12 Russian doping bans that were confirmed in the report that your link refers to.
 
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Where did you get the idea there was some big campaign with front page headlines about the Russians being banned from the 2016 Paralympics and the Winter Olympics? No one in this part of the World gives too hoots about either of those competitions.
Dunno about you but I didn't watch anything from either competition.
More Russian paranoia.

Now it would have been a big story if they had been banned from the 2016 Olympics but they weren't so that's neither here nor there.

And you don't seem to be making any mention of the 12 Russian doping bans that were confirmed in the report that your link refers to.

Clearly stories demonising russia garner headlines on the front pages of many newspapers
Apologising for demonising them in the wrong certainly does not.
We've all seen it time and again. It's a blatant pattern and it's starting to wear pretty thin
as people are waking up to it

Bullshit. The wrongly banned athletes were prevented from participating in the winter olympics in South Korea in 2017
and those that did were prevented from participating under their national flag.

"Russian doping" (which turned out to be just propaganda not backed by hard evidence) was front page news for months before the winter olympics. as well as the actual olympics. And almost EVERYONE was watching the winter olympics when it was on contrary to what you are suggesting.

Your behaviour here shows that rather oddly you DO seem to care quite a lot about russian winter olympics.
Probably because it serves as a useful propaganda narrative vehicle to demonise Russia.

Face it Wexford, you really are a racist in the truest sense of the word
If Russians said black was black you'd claim they were lying and that it was actually white! :rolleyes:
 

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Russia finally acknowledges the results of the investigations carried out by WADA and the IOC and admits that drug tests were systematically manipulated in the Russian drug testing system.
It does however not admit any state responsibility and claims that the Russian Government wants as much as the international community to identify and sanction the individuals responsible.

This development is timed to coincide with the June meeting of WADA where Russia is hoping to be fully re-admitted into World Sport.

Russia has for the first time admitted to doping in a letter to the World Anti-Doping Agency, but has not yet confirmed a state-run manipulation system. "The serious crisis that has weighed on Russian sports has been caused by unacceptable manipulations of the anti-doping system, which have been uncovered by WADA and IOC investigations ," the letter said in a letter from the French sports newspaper "L'Equipe" quoted on Friday.

He pointed out that the Russian investigation authority is also investigating the cases. If guilty parties are identified, they would be punished, [Russian Minister of Sports] Kolobkov said.

Russland gibt „inakzeptable Manipulationen des Anti-Doping-Systems“ zu - bestreitet weiter McLaren-Report
 
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