Prof. Giardina: “Schwazer DNA urine is not anomalous, it’s just his”

In the general euphoria transmitted "to unified networks" by the RCS editorial group (big italian newspaper "Gazzetta dello sport" and "Corriere della sera" that in the last week have claimed in one way the conspiracy theory against Schwazer), newspapers and televisions that talk about the case have given almost no space to the voice of World Athletics (formerly IAAF), the offended part against the former South Tyrolean athlete still disqualified for doping until 2024 and under criminal investig...
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Judgment compared to athlete performance. Graphic analysis.

The Judges Summary sheet (JSS) is a document also created to give directions to the athlete and his coach, so as to better understand the work of RW judges. We remember some of the IAAF directives (from publication “Race Walking - A Guide to Judging and Organising”) about the JSS: - is the official score sheet of the judging of the race, ACCURACY IS ESSENTIAL; - should be distributed to other relevant people such as Technical Delegate(s) and other Delegates, LOC, Teams (so athletes) and Media...
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Letter to IAAF President Sebastian Coe: #savetheracewalking

This is the letter from me to IAAF President Sebastian Coe. I hope with my heart he can help us. Save the race walking, we want racewalking 20km & 50Km, both women and men. Dear Mr President Sebastian Coe Stefano La Sorda speaking, former italian racewalker, member (now former) for many years of LOC in Lugano Trophy (international racewalking event in march every year), now racewalking coach and national racewalking judge in Suisse. My words will be sincere and even if I'm critical, I c...
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Racewalking sold off at the olympic “marketplace”. IAAF RW Committe proposes change race distances (deleting 50Km and 20Km)

The fight to save the racewalking is not over yet. After the attempt in April 2017 (submerged by the protests of racewalker all over the world), the IAAF RW Committee is again proposing to remove the 50Km and 20Km. An email from IAAF RW Committee was sent on January 10 to the Member Federations of each country (with an invitation to circulate among athletes and coaches and an invitation to sent answers and suggestions to luis.saladie@iaaf.org by January 28), claiming that now <<is the tim...
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IAAF athletes’ commission letter to WADA: “RUSADA can not be reinstate”

Yesterday IAAF athletes commission sent a letter to WADA Executive Committee to ask not to reinstate the RUSADA anti-doping agency, as conditions still not satisfied by the russians , including the recognition and acceptance of evidences of the Russia national doping, listed in the McLaren report. The letter (the content of which is available on the IAAF website) it is a direct consequence of the polemics born in the last days after the news that WADA would propose a compromise to Russia, to al...
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Schwazer case: investigations about IAAF emails stolen by Fancy Bears, involves italian journalist Nando Sanvito?

Swiss police tighten the circle around Fancy Bears, but more news could come from Italy. Is just a few hours ago the news of a Swiss investigation about the cyber attacks against WADA by the phantom group of Russian hackers. The proceedings, launched in March 2017 but only now known, are conducted "on charges of political espionage" against two Russian spies already arrested in the Netherlands (and extradited to Russia) following an operation in joint intelligence service between Great Britain, ...
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Doping: provisional suspension for ukrainan racewalkers Glavan and Kovalenko

Kiev (UKR) - The Ukrainian racewalking is facing a possible scandal due to the precautionary suspension for doping of two of its top athletes, Nazar Kovalenko and Igor Glavan. For Kovalenko, suspended as early as March 27, 2017 and waiting for a decision of his national antidoping court, everything would depend on anomalies in his biological passport; the confirmation of the suspension came after the publication on the website of the Athletics Integrity Unit of the list of disciplinary proceedi...
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Schwazer: urine contain only one DNA. The conspiracy theory falls apart.

The RIS of Parma (italian gendarmerie) has completed the verification of DNA by detecting the profile of a single person, identical for both sample A and sample B. It is the first result of the analysis on the content of urine that led to the second doping disqualification of Alex Schwarzer. The last check of correspondence with the DNA that will be extracted in these days from the saliva of the former south tyrolean athlete, is still to be held. The conspiracy theory then begins to lose pieces...
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Perseus Karlstrom and Beki Smith wins in Adelaide the first race of IAAF RW Challenge

Adelaide (AUS) - The first race of the IAAF Racewalking challenge is decided only in the final both for the men's and women's 20Km events; the competitions were also valid to assign the title of champion of Oceania and Australian. The men's 20Km race is won by Perseus Karlstrom (SWE) who in 1h20'30'' precedes Marius Liukas (LTU) in the last meters and only one second ; third Yerko Cortes (CHI) in 1h21'31'', fourth and champion of the Oceania, Quentin Rew (NZL) in 1h21'55''. One of the favorit...
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Doping of Schwazer 2012: FIDAL doctors sentenced for omissive aiding. But who exults continues to tell lies.

After years of trial and numerous postponements of the hearings, it came the first instance conviction against  the FIDAL  doctors and one employee , accused of having favored with their omissions the doping of Alex Schwazer in 2012. Severe penalties, greater than the prosecutor's requests: 2 years for Pierluigi Fiorella and Giuseppe Fischetto (with annexed 2 years of interdiction from the medical profession), 9 months for Rita Bottiglieri (she whom the prosecutor had requested to absolve due to...
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