The Russian Bobsled athlete, Nadezhda Sergeeva, who just got busted for doping… pic.twitter.com/CaTXzJnWVF
— Steve Magness (@stevemagness) February 23, 2018
Man, I wish I loved anything as much as Russians love to do steroids. I know the U.S. and Russia have this little rivalry going right now, seeing as they meddled in our election and what not, but I kind of have to respect the fact that these Russian athletes just do loads and loads of steroids with no regard for human life.
Take bobsledder, Nadezhda Sergeeva, for example. She actually wore a shirt flat out claiming that “I don’t do doping” in a promotional video earlier this month. I love the fact that she put herself out there like that trying to get out in front of this thing. It would seem that anybody willing to go to the lengths of wearing a shirt claiming they aren’t juicing, is somebody that you can trust and believe. Someone that clearly wouldn’t be juicing. Wrong, these are Russians we’re talking about.
Our friend in the shirt obviously failed her doping test this week. Via the Daily News:
A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee’s executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday’s closing ceremony.
Russian Bobsled Federation president Alexander Zubkov told The Associated Press on Friday that a drug-test sample that pilot Nadezhda Sergeeva gave on Sunday was positive.
The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics said in a statement that the substance found was trimetazdine, a medication used for angina sufferers that is listed by the World Anti-Doping Agency as a banned substance affecting the metabolism.
They’re already denying that she took this substance, even though 5 days earlier she passed a drug test, but then failed this one. Also, history isn’t exactly on their side.
“She confirms she took no such medication and the team confirms she was not issued any medication,” said Zubkov, a former bobsledder who himself was stripped of two Olympic gold medals for the Russian doping scheme at the 2014 Sochi Games. “Federation representatives at the Olympics” are starting to prepare a defense, he said.
So to recap, Russia was not allowed to compete in these Olympics due to doping (hence the OAR), then a couple of curlers fail a test and get stripped of their bronze medals yesterday, and now a bobsledder, who had the balls to rock a “Trust me guys, I Don’t Do Steroids” shirt, fails a test as well. Stay hot, Russia!
— Xinhua Sports (@XHSports) February 23, 2018