I took a lie detector test. I answered three key questions – and for all of them the detector confirmed that I told the truth. I repeat: I am not a cheat or a liar and I have never doped.
- Have you ever doped? NO!
- Have you ever had a blood transfusion to enhance your performance? NO!
- Have you ever used EPO? NO!
The test was performed in Prague by Terry Mullins, an independent expert and member of the British Polygraph Association and the American Polygraph Association. He works for British tribunals, military organisations and governments around the world.
Some might say that it’s already been said. But for me the test was important. I don’t have anything to hide and I am doing everything in my power to clear my name.
This is also the reason why a few weeks ago I published the details of my case on the Internet. Here you can read expert opinions, correspondence with the UCI and records from my biological passport. You will also newly find an encouraging message from Professor Pavel Kolář, a physiotherapist who has treated elite athletes, national representatives, Olympians and also treated President Vaclav Havel. I am grateful for his words.
I am now concentrating on the upcoming hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. I am not working with assumptions or probabilities, but with facts. The arguments are on my side.
Wish me luck, it will soon be over!