I got real pleasure reading an article titled ‘The Olympics is politicized once again’, published in your esteemed newspaper on October 20, 2016. The Confidente deserves kind applause for raising such an important topic which reveals cunning politics of the West in the international sports movement.
Permit me to add some additional facts to prove that the Western countries who call themselves ‘fighters for clean sports’ are not sacrificial lambs at all. Not too many people know that a major doping scandal occurred in the United States in 2005. At that time the former head of a secret American laboratory Victor Conte, who supplied banned drugs to athletes, revealed that the American government hides positive results of doping tests of its athletes. Moreover, according to Conte, manufacture of doping is sponsored by the State.
It is known that the vast majority of athletes from the United States failed a test for banned drugs before the 1988 Olympic Games. However, they were not barred from participating in that competition. And in order to hide the traces of violations their “B” doping tests were simply destroyed.
There is another confession that threw a shadow on American sportsmen, but somehow also went unnoticed by the international community. In the documentary ‘The dark side’, featured by Al Jazeera, an American pharmacist Charlie Sly, who worked at the Institute of molecular medicine, reported how he supplied leading American athletes with banned drugs for years. His clients were the legendary boxer Mike Tyson, baseball players Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman, as well as others. But just hours before the release of the movie Sly denied his statement and the athletes, of course, did not plead guilty.
Meanwhile Norwegian athletes deserve special attention in this regard. The astonishing fact is that almost all athletes comprising the national team of this country are supposedly suffering from asthma. Healthy sportsmen among Norwegians are 3-4 times less than sick ones. Moreover, a number of ‘asthmatics’ is increasing constantly. This is why most Norwegian athletes legally use banned substances contained in drugs which are designed to treat asthma. The most famous Norwegian skier Marit B’ergen suddenly ended up with asthma. It’s remarkable that just after that she started to show stunning results.
At the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver Marit B’ergen won five medals, three of them gold. It was found later on that she was taking a powerful banned drug that is part of the cure for asthma. It enhances the respiratory tract, thus allowing an athlete not to feel the lack of oxygen. As doctors say, drugs, that enhance the bronchi and the respiratory tract, give athletes ‘second wind’, they stand increased physical exercise much easier. Asthmatics are also a skier Tor Arne Hetland, the legendary biathlete Ole-Einar B’erndalen, biathlete Tora Berger and many other Norwegian sportsmen.
But asthmatics are found not only in the Norwegian team in biathlon and cross-country skiing. The American athletes regularly declare that they suffer from asthma. For example, there are a lot of asthmatics among American swimmers, who are known to show regularly the most impressive results. Every ninth athlete in the US team ‘suffers’ from asthma. Moreover, asthmatics gained a quarter of all medals for the United States.
Similar cases occur in many other teams. For example, British swimmer Rebecca Adlington, who suffers from asthma, has become a two-time Olympic champion. The famous footballer David Beckham is also reportedly suffering from this disease. And this is not the entire list. However, the World Anti-Doping Agency still is not wondering about these strange circumstances. Though most of the drugs that the Western ‘asthmatic’ athletes take are doping and banned by WADA.
So it turns out that the dishonest athletes continue to make and receive international recognition, and those who compete honestly are denigrated and knocked out of the fight. A striking example of this is the famous American tennis player Andre Agassi, who for nearly a decade was doping but his positive tests for banned substances, have been destroyed, and the scandal was simply squashed. Meanwhile the athlete showed fantastic results: he won 60 times, including eight tournaments ‘Grand Slams’. The truth came to light only after the confession of Agassi in his autobiographical book.
Last month ‘Fancy Bears’ released emails between US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) employees that prove that American athletes have taken banned substances. According to ‘Fancy Bears’ more than 200 athletes have USADA and other organizations’ permission to take banned drugs.
The ongoing injustice is nothing surprising because it has long been obvious that athletes from objectionable (to the West) or poor countries are caught first for doping. In this context I would like to call our Government and sports authorities to stop keeping usual low profile and to understand that one day Washington and its European vassals may apply the same segregation policies in sports against any other country including Namibia.
Don’t be naïve to believe that we won’t be touched. Let us unite efforts in resisting the Western attempts to use sport as a tool for establishing their dominance in the world. Let us demand to conduct an inquiry into a level of ‘purity’ of the medals their athletes gained at least at the latest Olympic Games.
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