Therese Johaug


TASS, August 22. Court of arbitration for sport (CAS) in Lausanne has increased the disqualification of the Norwegian skier Therese Johaug to 18 months. About it reports a press-service of the court.

In October 2016 the doping test Johaug gave a positive result for a prohibited substance clostebol. The skier said that clostebol contained in the ointment for the lips, which she used to prevent sunburn. After that, the doctor of the national team of Norway has resigned, taking responsibility for the incident, since it was he who recommended Johaug to use the ointment.

In February, the arbitration Committee of the Norwegian anti-doping Agency, the athlete was disqualified for 13 months for violating anti-doping rules. The international ski Federation appealed to CAS with a request to increase the disqualification Johaug. In the end, CAS has granted the request of the organization, the Norwegian was disqualified for 18 months starting from October 18, 2016. Thus, the skier will not be able to participate in the winter Olympic games 2018 in South Korea’s Pyeongchang, which will be held from 9 to 25 February.

Johaug is the champion of the Olympic games 2010 in Vancouver and a bronze medal at the 2014 Games in Sochi, she also seven times won gold medals of world Championships, twice won the world Cup and twice won the prestigious stage race “Tour de Ski”.

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