Searches were conducted at the hotel, where Russian athletes who compete at the world Championships in Antholz. IBU suspects that the property of the Russian national team might be doping.
Italian police inspected the vehicle and room biathlete Alexander Loginov.
The initiator of this was the new anti-doping Manager of the International biathlon Union Sarah Fussek. She took office in the summer of 2019.
A search of the car Alexander Loginov watch the video:
The footage shows how the usernames are accompanied by law enforcement officials to his car.
What was the reason for the search?
Italian police believe a personal trainer Russian biathlete Alexander Loginov Alexander Kasperovich brings on the world Cup doping for the athlete. He was repeatedly seen in a hotel biathlete.
One of the main reasons for such a search of personal belongings of the athlete was the fact that the competition in Italy Kasperovich is a foreign accreditation issued by the Ukrainian team.
Document the Italian police about the possibility of a search of the Russian biathlete
The reaction of the Russian side
There were some talks that I missed any doping tests? No, of course. They have it at six in the morning. Took away a computer, personal items, phone. Believe that it will not be jammed, and would be a good, positive result. This is very sad, if not outrage, then close to it,
– logins has commented on air of the Russian TV channel.
The head of the Union of biathletes of Russia Vladimir Drachev commented on this situation to the Russian TV channel: “Kasperovich is not a coach. We all accreditation is painted for each person. We can not every personal trainer to give personal accreditation. A certain number of accreditations issued for the team.”
The Ministry of sports of Russia made an official statement about the RAID on the Russian team at the world Cup in Antholz: “We are in operational contact with the Russian Embassy in Italy, will closely monitor developments. We would like to remind you that the principle of innocence and will refrain from further comment before the advent of detailed information on the causes of the incident in Antholz”.
At the world Championships in Antholz in the asset Loginova two awards – gold and bronze competitions.
February 22 at the biathlon world Championships will be the men’s relay. For the Russian national team should act Evgeny Garanichev, Matvey Eliseev, Nikita Porshnev and Alexander Loginov. Beginning at 15:45 on the Kiev time.
Recall that in December 2013 in Ostersund Loginova had taken the doping test, which gave a positive result. In the future, the Russians refused autopsy samples B and, thus, the fault Loginova in the use of illegal drugs is considered proven.
Most traffic scandal Loginova took the world Championship in 2017. Then many of biathletes of Russia was criticized because of the use of doping.