I was happy for VA that she got promoted to Gold from Silver, but it seems premature to me?
Isn't the other athlete entitled to an appeal? If that is the case and she wins her appeal what happens then?
It's a very strange story, arguments for both sides I guess. Nadzeya Ostapchuk had been throwing in that range for about 6 months, a sudden and significant improvement, but being a professional athlete she would be tested very regularly and she passed all her prior tests and especially those directly before the olympics. As I understand it, this drug she supposedly took, takes some time to take effect so it's unlikely she started taking them AT the Olympics. Also I guess she is pretty adamant, and as she said, it's the most highly tested event in the world, what were her chances of getting away with it?
Just doesn't seem like the whole story is being reported.