No news is good news from Eurovets doping front
Dieter Massin, president of the Eurovets, writes: “Dear friends, please take note of the information as follows: Helsinki-Indoors: all tests = negative. On the occasion of the 6th European Championships Indoor in Helsinki (March 22 to 25) drug tests have been made. The Finnish laboratory has analysed all tests and has now informed EVAA about the results: all tests were negative.” What’s interesting about this statement is the need to make it at all. Reason for this may be political. Dieter is basically confronting German accusations of widespread doping in the masters ranks. Between the lines, he’s saying: Go hang. Of course, so few tests are conducted (because of expense) that “no positives” is basically a meaningless assertion. Only by testing everyone can they say that with authority.