The Pechstein case and clear rules

The Pechstein case and clear rules

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It is very interesting to follow the latest developments in the case of speed skater Claudia Pechstein. For six years now she has been striving to clear her name, and the President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation has now called for her case to be reopened.

The biological passport can be an excellent tool for uncovering cheats in sport, but clear rules must be set for its application and the interpretation of data. This is sorely lacking at the moment.

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