though saltin did not implicate him directly, bjorn dählie, of course, did not like the above-mentioned statement by saltin that 10-15 y ago a skier could not win wc races without doping.
in the video, he expressed his anger several times and brought forward an old argument ‘it’s not like i was behind 2 minutes one day and suddenly winning the next…i was near the top season long.’
getting back to biathlon… in another interesting recent interview, pichler, when poked that his girls are still too slow compared to the likes of gössner, responded in his usual direct manner, ‘only doping can improved my girls speed my a full minute’.
i don’t think he implied that others are doping (perhaps he did ?), rather that his team runs at the limit of their potential clean. Still the statement, even if true, came across as a tad tactless, particularly given the adverse environment he’s facing everyday.
btw, in all seriousness, he compared zaitseva's talent to tora's.