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Doping allegation: Nada takes action against acquittal for ex-speed skater Lehmann-Dolle

2020-09-01T11:00:15.084Z

The German Sports Arbitration Court acquitted Robert Lehmann-Dolle - there was no evidence that the former speed skater had doped. The case is not closed with that.



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Robert Lehmann-Dolle at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014

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The National Anti-Doping Agency moves because of the doping acquittal for the former speed skater Robert Lehmann-Dolle before the International Sports Court Cas.

Nada wants to review the decision of the German Sports Arbitration Court and is also supported by the World Anti-Doping Agency Wada, said Nada board member Lars Mortsiefer.

The former Olympic participant Lehmann-Dolle was acquitted of the charge of autologous doping in mid-August because the Nada could not provide any clear evidence from the point of view of the sports arbitration court.

In the "final award" of August 13th, which is available to SPIEGEL, the three judges came to the conclusion that Nada was "unable to sufficiently raise the existing strong suspicion of the arbitral tribunal, so that the defendant with the necessary overwhelming probability has committed the doping offense shown ".

Lehmann-Dolle, born in Erfurt, competed three times for Germany at the Olympics, in 2006, 2010 and 2014. After a 27th place in Sochi, he ended his career and began a career as a junior coach.

At the Olympic Training Center in Berlin, he was released from his job because of the doping allegations and has since led labor court proceedings.

"Of course I now have the hope that I can take up my coaching job again," said Lehmann-Dolle after the judges' decision.

He was charged last spring by Erfurt doctor Mark Schmidt.

Schmidt is considered to be the alleged mastermind of a doping circle that was exposed in early 2019 as part of "Operation Aderlass".

From September 16, Schmidt will be on trial in Munich.

He is accused of violating the Medicines Act and the Antidoping Act.

The prosecution assumes that he has been involved in blood doping regularly and in an unknown number of cases around the world since the end of 2011.

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Source: spiegel

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