No Tokyo Games, Alex Schwazer will not be able to compete until 2024, the year in which his doping ban will expire. To underline it, with a press release. is World Athletics, the former Iaaf, world federation of the queen discipline of the Olympics, according to which “Mr. Schwazer will not be able to participate in international competitions until 2024”.
“We reject any intent on the part of the athlete or other people to undermine or nullify the final and binding decision of TAS”, underlines the statement. «World Athletics prefers not to comment on the decision of the Italian authorities not to prosecute the athlete for the crime of ‘doping’. This is a matter of national law – it is written in the communiqué of the world athletics body -. In all cases, we resolutely reject any intent on the part of the athlete or any other person to undermine or nullify the final and binding decision of the Arbitral Tribunal for Sports (TAS), based on what can only be described as theories of improbable manipulation ».
“Wada has joined World Athletics in completely rejecting any suggestion of manipulation in this case,” the note continues. World Athletics has recently successfully defended an appeal by the Athlete to the Swiss Federal Court asking for a review of the Tas ruling on the basis of the alleged manipulation ». The conclusion of ‘World Athletics’ is that “Mr. Schwazer will not be able to participate in international competitions until 2024”.
Wada: “Horrified by the sentence, we vilified”
The world anti-doping agency Wada says it is “horrified” by yesterday’s sentence of the Bolzano court on the case of the walker Alex Schwazer, rejects the accusations and threatens legal action. In a tweet released during the night, Wada thus took a position on the matter. Wada “noted with grave concern the comments made by a judge of the Bolzano court in the decision on the criminal case against the walker Schwazer. The operative part of the sentence is long and complex, and will need to be evaluated in its entirety, Wada is horrified by the numerous reckless and baseless accusations ».
“During the trial – reads the tweet released tonight by the world anti-doping agency – Wada has provided overwhelming evidence corroborated by independent experts that the judge rejected in favor of theories without substance”. Wada “was a civil party in these proceedings and was engaged in the task of assisting the Court in defining its sentence. The agency remains firm in the evidence it has provided and rejects the defamatory criticisms contained in the ruling in the strongest terms. Once all the provision has been analyzed, Wada will evaluate all available options including the legal action that will be possible.
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