Hockey Widow wrote:It is a disgrace the way the IOC handled this. I remember when Ohlund tested positive before the Olympics, forget the year. He had been taking and had declared, steroid based drugs for his eye injury. They were able to get that cleared up before the start and he was able to participate, with controlled guidance, whatever that means. Then there was Jose Theodore and his prescription treatment for male patterned baldness, but that got cleared up too.
The IOC wants us to believe that cheaters will get caught and they target a non cheater who made a mistake, with medical advice. He should have been spoken to ASAP and allowed the explain. I am sure that if that had been done he and his doctor would have made sure he didn't "dope" before the Finnish and Canadian games.
Well that's exactly it, if they had given him enough notice they could retested. It's absurd and clearly they wanted to make an example of him w/ no time for recourse. Apparently they had a last minute meeting but minds were already made up. Mickey Mouse, they should be embarrassed. This is as petty as going after Olympia Pizza.