Martin Fourcade is for targeted sanctions
The six-time World Cup champion Martin Fourcade has said he is opposed to a „collective sanction against a country“ in an interview with AFP, while the International Olympic Committee will soon decide on the presence of Russia in the Olympics , accused of having set up an institutionalized doping system.
„Everyone who cheated in Sochi should not be here, I read the McLaren report but we do not know any more, which is false, which is true.“ We do not know which documents were accessed World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) For me, if it is proven that there has been institutionalized doping and that all athletes in Sochi have benefited, these athletes should not go to Pyeongchang. is only a few individuals, then we must punish these individuals and not the entire Russian nation, „said the double Olympic champion, very advanced in the fight against doping.
„Focusing the debate on Russia is a mistake,“ he added, „Russia does not have a monopoly on doping, and I think it’s also serving the cause to focus on the Russians because it’s is an argument they use rightly so I am against a collective sanction against a country but in favor of a sanction against the athletes who participated or participate in this type of manipulation. “
Martin Fourcade however explained to have lost „the confidence“ vis-à-vis „certain nations“.
„I am against the fact that clean athletes can not run but today, I do not know which ones are clean, because of a position on doping that has not always been clear and is still not very clear, I do not trust There are athletes from some nations, maybe wrongly, about which I can say: + I think they do not get doped +. other nations, I can not say, I have lost that trust because of successive events and I am sad to have lost it because I did not think it would happen to me, „he said. said.
The IOC Executive Board, which will meet from 5 to 7 December in Lausanne, will decide on Russia’s participation in the Olympic Games in 2018 in the light of the investigations of two committees, one of which will carry out further analyzes of the tests carried out by all the Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics to see if there was doping (Oswald commission), while the other was responsible for establishing whether there was any manipulation of samples (Schmid commission).