Will have time to return to the Olympics
The 2013 World Champion in the Finn class, Brazilian Jorge Zarif, admitted that he used a substance from the forbidden list of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) during the pre-Olympic regatta in Enoshima (Japan) in August.
Zarif – one of the main contenders for the gold of the Tokyo Olympics – claims that this substance was given to him by his doctor. Otherwise, the Brazilian would have to go to surgery – because of which he would be forced to miss two important regattas.
Zarif, in his words, duly informed the World Sailing Federation about the situation, and she gave him the so-called therapeutic permission to use a medicinal product on the forbidden list. However, WADA did not agree with the World Sailing decision.
In order to go to the Olympics, Zarif announced a positive result of the doping test in one of the social networks and announced that he would not participate in competitions for six months as a punishment. This, according to the new rules, should allow him to take part in the Olympic regatta.
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