"Yesterday, anti-doping commission VFLA banned for two years, Russian runner Inga Abitovu. Meanwhile, the Russian athletics is brewing another, much more powerful, scandal. As the "SE", traces of a prohibited substance detected in doping tests Darya Pishchalnikova - Olympic silver medalist 2012 in London in the discus throw."
Apparently was passed by the (?) "prokolovshuyusya laboratory" but then detected by another lab, probably Cologne.
She was one of the seven that had substituted sample before the 2008 Games and could receive "8 to life".
It's not even worth saying, is it, because they won't ever listen, but when will the IAAF do something about this? There's no way she came back last year, won the world title and then started juicing up this year...you get banned once, you lose all your results from the year previously, you get banned for life, you lose EVERYTHING you've ever done. Simple.
From what I have heard this was a re-test on a sample taken prior to London where the original test proved negative. There may be a link to the Ostapchuk case where the Belarus head coach allegedly manipulated results coming out of the Moscow lab in return for money. Failure to pay would result in a positive test and so we have ostapchuk suddenly testing positive in London.
WADA must have ordered an investigation and where possible conducted tests at other labs. How far possible corruption may go could be interesting although full of problems to prove!
Oh yes, you're right- I have to say I questioned that report thinking "I don't remember that" but as I spent most of Daegu watching half asleep and/or REALLY REALLY drunk I didn't question it. Oh well that makes it a LITTLE better but still, let's hope it is prior to the Olympics that the test was taken, it's a complete mockery if she gets to keep her medal...