Following the controversy surrounding Rafael Nadal, a new doping scandal erupts. According to the British press, the international tennis federation would violate anti-doping rules. In fact, the IFT would warn certain big players before testing them; while checks are supposed to be done unannounced to avoid any cheating.
Disabled by a severe pain in one foot, Rafael Nadal resorted to infiltrations to continue playing Roland Garros. As the Mallorcan himself acknowledged, he had to use anesthetic injections in order not to be forced to leave the competition. “After the match against Moutet in the second round, I arrived at the hotel and I could barely walk to tell you the truth. During these two weeks, I played with my foot asleep, my nerves blocked so that my foot was numb. “, he admitted. And while he was crowned for the 14th time in his career in Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal has been at the center of a controversy, noted for having used products considered doping by some. However, the Spaniard was able to benefit from the support of theWorld Anti-Doping Agency. “If a product is on the list of banned products, it has an effect on performance, is bad for your health and is unethical.launched the director general of theWADA Olivier Niggli during an interview with RTS lately. Anesthesia injections are not prohibited. It is not an oversight. The question arose. It has been discussed. They’re not on the list because they don’t improve performance and they’re basically not bad. Is it a good medical practice? Is it acceptable for a top athlete to inject before a game? It is a debate between doctors and a debate on medical ethics. Rafael Nadal won 13 titles at Roland-Garros without a fist, it was probably not thanks to the fists that he won the 14 “. WhileWorld Anti-Doping Agency end debates on Rafael Nadal, a new doping scandal has erupted.
The IFT would violate the anti-doping control rules of players
According to information from Daily mailthe international tennis federation would violate the rules of theWorld Anti-Doping Agency. While player checks are intended to be unannounced, theIFT would deviate from this requirement. In fact, according to the British media, Nicole Sapstead -director of the anti-doping program of the International Tennis Federation- is said to have written to the players to warn them that they would be tested a few days before the Miami Masters 1000. Thus, tennis players would have been asked to release time slots to carry out their anti-doping checks. Notices that would have been issued up to four days before the start of the competition. “Appointments to provide your ABP sample will be held between 9 am and 6 pm each day (March 19-22, 2022) and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.”we can read in an email discovered by The Daily Mail. And according to British media, theIFT he would have done the same before Roland Garros 2019 and theUS Open 2022, warning players that they should do a blood test for their biological passport. And these practices are totally forbidden, as stipulated in theWADA in your code, “Except in exceptional and justified circumstances, no notice will be given for the collection of samples.”.