Henri Schoeman cleared of all doping allegations - case "not considered to be any Anti-Doping rule violation."
January 24, 2018 | NEWS|
The ITU has finished its investigation into the allegations published by the Sputnik news website last week about Henri Schoeman and have completely cleared the South African bronze medalist from the Rio games.
"All parties involved want to declare that the case was not considered to be any Anti-Doping rule violation," the ITU says. No Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) was recorded.
“We feel extremely satisfied that this investigation is completely closed and clears the name of an athlete who has been cooperative, supportive and always assisted ITU and the IOC to clarify these circumstances, even under a lot of pressure," says ITU President Marisol Casado. "The professionalism and openness shown by Henri Schoeman should be an example for any athlete that could face a situation like this. In ITU we strongly believe in clean sport, because that’s what makes our sport, and our athletes, great.”
Sputnik News, where the story first appeared, was set up in 2014 as part of the Russian media group Rossiya Segodnya and is based in Moscow. Russia has been banned from the Olympic games because of reports of "systematic manipulation of the anti-doping system in Russia." In the story on Schoeman, Sputnik News alleged that Schoeman was not sanctioned amidst the "witch hunt that left Russia banned from the Olympic Games."