WMA president confirms second doping case at Lahti worlds
Stan Perkins, president of World Masters Athletics, has replied to my query on drug cases at last summer’s Lahti world masters championships. We’ve been aware of the Finnish thrower’s case for a couple months. Now a second shoe is about to drop. Stan writes: “In Lahti there were two adverse analysis results. The first as you have indicated resulted in a disqualification being imposed by the Finnish Masters Athletics organisation. The second has been referred to the athlete’s national Federation and is being progressed in accordance with the provisions established by the anti-doping code. I do not know when an outcome will be known as there are many factors for consideration by the parties involved in the matter.” That’s all I know. I’ll poke around. It would be nice if national federations piped in and said, “Not one of our athletes!” Otherwise, a cloud is over everyone.