Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Will Rob Heffernan be getting a European Bronze or Silver?

Friday, August 01, 2014

Will Rob Heffernan be getting a European Bronze or Silver?

Last Wednesday, it was announced that Rob Heffernan should be getting a bronze medal after the Russian Stanislav Emelyanov was caught for doping. Rob had finished 4th in the 20k walk race at the European Championships in Barcelona in 2010.

Now the spotlight has changed to the Italian Alex Schwazer who isn't exactly squeaky clean having been excluded from the 2012 Summer Olympics in London after an "adverse result" from a doping test. After that, Schwazer said "My career is finished...I wanted to be stronger for this Olympics, I made a mistake" and then announced his retirement from athletics.

This article in Italian appeared online yesterday...shown via Google Translate so the grammar may be off a bit but you get the gist.

ANSA) - Bolzano, 31 Jul - After the news of the gold medal taken away at the Russian European champion Stanislav Emelyanov for doping and reassigned to Alex Schwarzer, the prosecutor in Bolzano proceed with investigations to ensure that the athlete is not presented in its South Tyrol Once irregularities in the biological passport even for the period of the Europeans in the summer of 2010. Meanwhile, with regard to the investigation of London 2012, the Prosecution could announce the conclusion of the investigation next week.

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