skier Stefan Luitz threatens in the oxygen-affair, the recognition of his world Cup victory in Beaver Creek. There Luitz had inhaled between the first and the second run in the giant slalom oxygen. The took the independent Anti-Doping Panel of the world Ski Federation Fis for the occasion, to recommend a subsequent disqualification.

DSV-Alpine Director Wolfgang Maier, confirmed on the sidelines of the world Cup in Val Gardena, a corresponding Email of the Fis to the DSV. This Letter acknowledges Luitz and the Association of the law of the opinion within 15 days. “There are two ways,” said Maier: “Either we accept or we object.”

Prior to a decision, he wanted to leave the English Writing to be translated into German, said Maier. “It’s now all about Detail,” he said, “Then we will decide with Stefan, of what we do.”

No additional Locks or sanctions

the DSV Accepted the decision, Luitz from the giant slalom and was disqualified in Beaver Creek. “There is no further Blocking or penalties,” said Fis Secretary General Sarah Lewis the news Agency dpa. Alternatively, there is a hearing.

Luitz had the 2. December inhaled in his surprise victory in the giant slalom in Beaver Creek, before the Final passage of oxygen – which, according to the statutes of the world anti doping Agency Wada since 1. January is allowed. “And then we have addressed to us,” said Maier. It is crucial, however: In the rules and regulations of the Fis, such a oxygen is prohibited to supply explicitly. According to the Anti-Doping Panel recommends a disqualification, Luitz would lose his so far only world Cup victory.

Maier insists that the Fis should not speak of a case of doping. “First of all, you have to take the word ‘Doping’ out, or I go to the Cas,” said Maier: “I want to see if the condemning an athlete due to Doping for a medium, for there is not even a control. This is unacceptable.” Actually-enhancing effect is a performance, according to experts, at least, questionable. The Amateur behavior does not diminish in this case.


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