View Full Version : Muehlegg Drug Busted; Loses Gold

Feb 24th, 2002, 03:51 PM
From Reuters:

"SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Triple Olympic gold medallist Johann Muehlegg has tested positive for a new blood-boosting drug with similar properties to EPO (erythropoietin), International Olympic Committee medical committee member Jordi Segura said Sunday.

Segura told reporters the substance detected in a urine sample taken from the German-born skier, who was competing for Spain at the Salt Lake Games, was darbepoetin. He said the substance was not specifically named on the IOC's list of banned substances."

More at: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=577&u=/nm/20020224/sp_nm/olympics_doping_dc_11


He looked superhuman in all races. In the 30K he almost ridiculed the world elite, even though he had struggled in World Cup races prior to the Olympics. Now we know why.

Apparently, he will only be stripped of his third gold medal from the 50K race yesterday. Instead Ivanov of Russia takes it (if the b-sample confirms, of course).

I think he should lose all his gold medals. No one will ever recognize him as an true Olympic champion, only as a drug-cheating Olympic champion. But he's certainly not the only one to deserve that label.

Feb 24th, 2002, 04:15 PM
I think they are still waiting for another test.

Feb 24th, 2002, 04:16 PM
That's what they've just told us on the news.

Feb 24th, 2002, 04:24 PM
Yes, the routine b-sample.

It is now being rumored that 5 people have tested positive!

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Feb 24th, 2002, 04:26 PM
So sad... I still don't know why they drug themselves... the chanses for them to get caught are good.... Stupid jerks... maybe Muehlegg will blame this on his former German coach again... ??

Feb 24th, 2002, 04:30 PM
Why should he blame his former coach???:confused: :confused: :confused:

This has nothing to do with his former coach(es). He has a norvegian coach for some time... so he has nothing to do with his former ones for a long time...

Feb 24th, 2002, 04:32 PM
i´m happy mühlegg didn´t start for germany.

Feb 24th, 2002, 04:36 PM
Earlier in his career, he blamed a German coach for sending out negative, spiritual vibes which caused him to lose.

Feb 24th, 2002, 04:38 PM
I read in my favourite bildzeitung that he is in a cult, maybe they gave it to him;)

Feb 24th, 2002, 04:44 PM
he has a portugues charwoman (right word) with spiritistically abilities, and he call this wife Graciousness
and this wife is at SLC too

and he said once, she is the reason for his success

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Feb 24th, 2002, 04:47 PM
Lola, I was being sarcastic... not a good attempt... I forgot the :rolleyes: :rolleyes: at the end. Muehlegg has a very strange history! ;)
Norwegian coach?? really? Oh my... that I didn't know... :o

I also read that his former coach casted a spell on his training drinks... lmao! :rolleyes:

So I hope he loses his medal... that's if he's drugged...

Feb 24th, 2002, 07:32 PM
yes, muehlegg had problems with his former coaches, but that was earlioer in his career.

O.K., Marri, got your sarcasm now. ;)

Feb 24th, 2002, 08:02 PM
Yeah, But It's Skiing, so, I mean, who really cares?

Feb 24th, 2002, 11:03 PM
I do! I like skiing very much! ;)