Five-time Olympic champion, French biathlete Martin Fourcade shared his expectations from the decision of the Executive Committee of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) in Russia.
He expressed his position regarding the doping situation in Russia and said that he had lost some medals because representatives of this country. Fourcade was quoted by NRK.
I think Russia will be punished and hope. I lost a couple of medals because of it. The punishment should be strict, but at the same time, it is important that Russia was a strong nation in winter sports. Russia should be in the biathlon and should be represented in the sport.
Everyone knows how I feel about the doping issue. I can’t lie. But I’m not happy about this situation. Like Germany, Norway, France, Russia is an important country in sports
– said Martin.
We will remind, on November 25, the Committee on correspondence recommended that the WADA Executive Committee of the organization to eliminate Russia from international competitions for four years. The reason for manipulations with the database of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory. The Russians will not be able to participate in the competition, but also to apply to host international tournaments in Russia.
The Executive Committee of the WADA will make a final decision on 9 December.