Is German “doper” the latest Kathy Jager?
The German newspaper Die Welt reports that German M50 sprinter Josef Muschinski has been on physician-prescribed hormone therapy since about 1997, and that his positive test for testosterone at a September national team championships — and subsequent suspension by German authorities — may have been a mistake. He supposedly had a waiver in the past to compete while taking the drug, if I read my translations correctly. Kathy Jager, you’ll recall, was suspended for testosterone use after the Gateshead world meet.
Here is a translation of the German newspaper report:
The Dopingfall of the senior Leichtathleten Josef Muschinski of the Ahrensburger TSV is obviously a less clear affair as before accepted. Because the increased Testosteron value determined with 52 years old sportsman does not have its cause with high probability in a deliberate consumption of Dopingmitteln with the goal of an increase in output. “Josef Muschinski rather already receives for seven years for medical reasons of its physician Testosterone and Epitestosterone – in the start time he took her orally, for four years to him once monthly the preparation is injected”, explains Rainer Gabius, the crew leader of the successful Ahrensburger team, which became on 11 September in Luebeck second of the German senior crew championships in the class M 50. This above all also owing to good achievements of Josef Muschinski, which had to undergo after the victory in the 800-Meter-Lauf (2:10,92 minutes) to the Dopingtest. Already 1999, so Gabius further, indicated Muschinski before the German senior championships truthfully that he receive a medically ordered hormone therapy. It was tested positively also at that time, but due to its certificate it gave no procedure. Falsely Muschinski now obviously believed, its data of before five years are further on record and it must before the match reveal itself not again. “that was an enormous stupidity of it”, says Gabius, which feared also an image damage for the association and the senior senioren-Leichtathletik. C.H. Articles appeared at the Don, 18 November 2004
Here is Robert Koop’s reaction to the news (also poorly translated from German):
Muschinski already 1999 positively tested? The Ahrensburger senior athlete Josef Muschinski, which with the DAM was transferred in September in Luebeck the income by Testosteron/Epitestosteron, is to have been already tested before five years on the same substance positively. Insider of its association Ahrensburger TSV divide this in the panel “Best Age” on www.leichtathletik.de and today also the newspaper “Die Welt” with. “positive” Dopingkontrolle took place 1999 at the senior championship in the multi-fight in Koblenz. At that time Josef Muschinski in the five-fight of M 45 had reserved the second seat. Before the accomplished Dopingkontrolle it indicated at that time that it since 1997 orally Testosterone take, which were ordered for it by its physician. The newspaper “Die Welt” reported on Thursday with reference to the captain of the Ahrensburger TSV, Rainer Gabius, Muschinski the income of the hormones at that time already occupied before the championship and communicated. Due to its certificate it gave no procedure. Falsely Muschinski now obviously believed, its data of before five years are further on record and it must before the match reveal itself not again. “Das was an enormous stupidity of ihm”, Gabius which feared also an image damage for the association and the senior senioren-Leichtathletik, said. In the panel it is called supplementing, since 2000 receive the Seniorenathlet the Testosteron/Epitestosteron from its physician once in the month injected. Actually the Sprintzeiten of Josef Muschinski became since beginning of the income of the achievement-increasing Testosteron/Epitestosteron better. Thus it improved its Sprintzeiten over 100m and 200m clearly. it stood for 1994 with 11.93 seconds over 100m and 23.98 seconds over 200m to beech. 1998 reads the times 11.1 seconds (handstopped) and 23.35 seconds. Similar improvements are also over 400m: 53.84 seconds in 1995 and 53,02 in 1999. Since 1999 it was over 100m, 200m and 400m in each case under the 20 world-wide best ones of its age group. The case exhibits parallels to that the US Sprinterin Kathy Jager (W 55), which had been positively tested nearly at the same time 1999 with the senior WM in Gateshead on achievement-increasing hormones, where she had shown towering above achievements in her age group. Also it had submitted an explanation of its physician, according to which you had been used up the hormones in the context of a medically indicated therapy. If the reports would thus apply, Josef Muschinski would have been differently treated DLV internally before five years in the principle than the American. However the US Masterssportlerin, contrary to Josef Muschinski, had indicated at that time the income of the used up hormones not before their Dopingkontrolle. Despite the supplied later physician certificate it was afterwards closed as Dopingsuenderin for two years. Their grace request was rejected of the IAAF. Also since the 20.10th suspended Josef the Muschinski for control on 11 September in Luebeck the Testosteron treatment had not indicated. “Das was an enormous stupidity of ihm”, Gabius said to it. The statement in the newspaper “Die Welt”, the current Dopingfall of the Ahrensburger senior Leichtathleten is obviously a less clear affair than so far accepted, because the increased Testosteron value its cause does not “mit high probability in a deliberate consumption of Dopingmitteln with the goal of a Leistungssteigerung” has, is at least doubtful therefore. Muschinski might become closed up to the autumn 2006, therefore and the Ahrensburger TSV becomes its 2. Dam place of the age group M50 lose. Because it had achieved that above all also owing to good achievements of Muschinski, which had to undergo after its victory in the 800-Meter-Lauf (2:10,92 minutes) to the Dopingtest. (18.11.04)