Recently I’ve noticed that the doping investigation that has been going on for some time now have come into the spotlight and then back out of it now and again, I find from a personal point of view it was difficult to cover these types of topics because the person publishing them gets most of the stick. These kinds of articles can start big arguments.
So regarding the current tempory suspension of Russia, from any international competitions, we all have our personal opinions about this topic, so there will be a topic opened up on the forums for anyone wanting to comment their opinion on the hole doping situations.
(Luke Angell @LukeAngell)
As hammer thrower Sergey Litvinov tries to prepare for the Rio Olympics, Russia’s suspension from international athletics competitions over alleged state-sponsored doping is proving a real pain.
Just over seven weeks ahead of the games in Brazil the 30-year-old should be hitting peak form, but instead, Litvinov is so short of opportunities to perform that Litvinov even had to compete with a painful gluteal spasm at a meet near Moscow this month.
“I was not even ready, I had a small injury,” Litvinov told AFP of his second-place finish with a 74.67-metre throw.
“But I had to compete because there are few meets that you can do, and you must take advantage of them.”
Pending the decision by athletics world governing body IAAF due on Friday on whether to lift Russia’s current suspension ahead of the Rio Olympics, Russian athletes have been left in the quiet and are restricted to domestic track and field meets.
IAAF provisionally suspended Russia in November over a bombshell of the report containing evidence of state-sponsored doping and mass corruption in Russian athletics.
The suspension has left many athletes complaining that even if they are eventually allowed to compete in Rio, they will face an uphill struggle to be fully ready.
Many of the current Rusian athletes have said many things regarding their training such as
“When a person has a goal in their subconscious, it is much easier for him to go for it and not stop,”
“When there are some doubts (…) you go train and your 100-percent concentration can be 80, 90, 70 percent. It comes in waves. Moreover, you can feel it.”
The only thing that the Russian athletes can do it wait until Friday for their answer.
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