Doping in XC skiing

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Curious how Calle Halfvarsson can be sick so long, skis into the heats in Lenzerheide, then doesn't start the quarterfinal because he felt ill, and now two days later he's just off the podium. What kind of 'sickness' did he have exactly? Is he following in Johan Olsson's footsteps? Be sick for a while, then fight for the podium, and then disappear again?
He had an light injury in the arm.

"The Swede has an arm injury and therefore cannot run the quarterfinals. In connection with the choice of qualifying heat, the Swede took his arm and bent down.

"He feels a tenderness," coach Mattias Nilsson told Sportbladet.

According to the coach, Calle Halfvarsson would receive treatment afterwards, but it did not help which led to the decision to let the Swede renounce the final rounds.

- We have done clinical treatment and do not get it. We take the uncertain before the uncertain, says doctor Jan Wall."

https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/a/qLrblE/halfvarsson-tvingas-sta-over-sprintfinalen (Swedish)
 
Strange things happening in Biathlon (so business as usual kind off). Schempp, Lesser, Landertinger are now among the worst athletes in terms of running time losing literally minutes. Both, Schempp and Landertigner, gave interviews that they had a perfect preperation in the summer. One could speculate if the Erfurt bust did cut their supply.

Meanwhile the Russians are super funny to watch. Either completely off as team, or rather fast. Alternates almost weekly.
 
Use your imagination. How would a scenario like this be conceived among the ski fans?

After showing horrendous form in the two initial races, Ustiugov get's a permission from FIS, against the regulations, to leave the SkiTour for two days and fly home to Russia to check a claimed finger injury. After he returns, he totally dominates the most demanding "sprint" ever held, by literally dancing up the hill and mocking his competitors when he in turtle speed crosses the goal line.

Of course this scenario did not take place, cool down. But change Ustiugovs name to one of the Norwegian exceptionals and you have a synposis of what took place the last days.
 
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Use your imagination. How would a scenario like this be conceived among the ski fans?

After showing horrendous form in the two initial races, Ustiugov get's a permission from FIS, against the regulations, to leave the SkiTour for two days and fly home to Russia to check a claimed finger injury. After he returns, he totally dominates the most demanding "sprint" ever held, by literally dancing up the hill and mocking his competitors when he in turtle speed crosses the goal line.

Of course this scenario did not take place, cool down. But change Ustiugovs name to one of the Norwegian exceptionals and you have a synposis of what took place the last days.
True but I at least hope some FIS guy went with him.
 

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