"Unanimously disliked." Here in the forum? In general? Who are you to speak for everyone? Have you met the guy? I haven't. I don't have an opinion on him one way or another. According to the rules, he broke the rules, he was caught and handed the usual ban for doping. He is back. Do I make the rules?The general feeling appears to be that Loginov was treated unfairly - no wait the exact opposite is true! He is a totally unrepenting doper that seems to be unanimously disliked (except by yourself).
To summarise the basis of the raid as a simple "accreditation" problem is simplistic and likely only a small part of the real justification. Time will tell. And why would Loginov's coach be using someone elses's accreditation if that is the case?
You again went out of your way to attack me by assuming because I don't share your opinion that I am liking someone that got caught doping. I don't dislike or like the guy. He is someone I will likely never meet. I don't have an opinion on him, I am simply writing on the situation in general. How many comments have I made over the years that specifically show that I 'like' him?
The raid was urged by Sarah Fussek, an interim official at the IBU, someone who was dismissed of her duties over at FIS.
The first round of the 'search' found nothing. Likely more searches to follow. Let's to see what happens. I know some like to throw the baby out with the bathwater but that's not how things work (or should work).
The Russians are so doped that they can't touch the Norwegians or French, actually nobody can.
Where were the rest of the Russians? Nowhere in sight in terms of ski speed. Loginov was solid all week, but still beaten by good margins by the French and Norwegians.
According to this WADA report, more French athletes were caught doping in 2017 than Russians.
The Report highlights 1,804 confirmed Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) in 2017, involving individuals from 114 nationalities and across 93 sports 1,459 ADRVs came from Adverse Analytical Findings and 345 from non-analytical, evidence-based intelligence The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)...
Never did I say that the Russians are or were clean, just stating how there is a concerted effort to go after the Russian team. Why? After the last few years, don't you think the Russians are the most tested in sports like Biathlon and XC skiing?
Why aren't there raids on other teams at 6 in the morning, the day of one of the biggest races in the biggest week of the year?