Canadian biathlete Julia ransom said she worries about the safety of her doping tests, commissioned during the world Cup in the Russian city of Tyumen. It is reported NRK.
“We are afraid for our doping tests. Has received threats that someone will work with tests. Also disturbing is the fact that the Russian anti-doping Agency (RUSADA) was not restored by the world anti-doping Agency (WADA),” said 24-year-old athlete.
According to women, damage of samples will cause irreparable harm to the reputation and career of the Norwegian team.
Earlier, on 13 December, team Canada biathlon decided to boycott the world Cup in Tyumen. Canadians believe that the decision to carry out in Russia of competition contrary to the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which removed all the Russians from the Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018.
The world Cup in Tyumen will be held from 22 to 25 March 2018. It will summarize the biathlon season, will announce the winners of the overall world Cup standings and will award the major trophies.