FIS has a control system that works well and doping expert Bengt Saltin in FIS’s medical committee predicts a clean Nordic World Championship in Obersdorf this month, reports Swedish Skidsport.com
FIS has the situation under control ahead of the upcoming Worlds. Dyn-epo is nothing new, but it’s still not on the market. It can however become a problem for the 2006 Olympics if we don’t develop a test method. But dyn-epo is not a problem now, says Bengt Saltin
Saltin was commenting on an article in the Swedish newspaper Expressen which claimed that dyn-epo was going to be a big problem at this year’s Worlds. The article claimed that the doping controllers would have no chance discovering/catching dyn-epo cheating athletes.
– Our control system works well and we have a good chance of detecting doping if it should occur, says Saltin.
He admits however that doping might occur at Worlds
– Yes, but we have a very good chance at catching cheaters, and we hope that this will be a doping free championship, says Saltin.