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Russian team "sew" doping

August 17 2006
05:40

European Championships in Athletics, Russia finished with 34 medals, is haunted by the West. The incident with the discovery of traces of banned drugs for about two hotels in the Swedish Gothenburg, where stayed participants completed the competition, has cast a shadow on the Russian team.

Police found a package from the drugs with inscriptions in Russian, as well as devices for injections and blood transfusions. According to law enforcement officials found enough for a few athletes. However, the police spokesman said: "These days it is very difficult to link anyone to the crime. We have no right to use DNA analysis, if it is a foreign citizen."

In the near to the place of finding hotel Hotel Opalen during the tournament live, in addition to teams from Russia, against Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina, reminiscent of "Izvestiya.ru" .

Nevertheless, the president of the International Athletics Federation Arne Ljungqvist said: "I am not surprised that the package turned out to Russian letters. It's just disgusting."

Recall that the Russians have won 12 gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze. The total amount of medals won by the Russians more than the total index of the three other most successful in terms of quantity of sports powers in the continent championship-2006 - Spain (11), Britain (11) and Germany (10).

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