If Marit Bjørgen is indeed a steroid user and she herself is the only source for the 2017 incident, and her account is false, why in the first place to bring up the fact that she had steroids in her system in 2017?
I recall some people here speculating that Eddy Merckx didn't really refuse the blood transfusion way back in 1972 when he was offered one instead of hypoxic training for his one hour attempt, because transfusion is a better method to increase one's Hct. Again, the only source for the offer was "The Cannibal" himself, so why just not to keep mouth shut if he chose the needle.
Well, clearly FIS new about this, and accepted her explanation. Of course they are not going to make it public. For one they only made Sundby’s four positive tests public 16 months after he was popped. They didn’t want anymore bad publicity after Johaug was caught in September 2016 and later suspended. Clearly the Norwegians are very good at finding loopholes and coming up with bogus explanations.
Bjørgen’s results, the transformation from a pure sprinter to all rounder, to her re-transformation post 2009, to her Symbicort use, to her physique, to dominating until 38, to this, there are a lot of red flags.