Petter Northug: 'I have lost faith'

Petter Northug is far from optimistic. "You are cursed, and I have lost the belief that I was ever going to experience a completely clean sport," he says.

Petter Northug: 'I have lost faith'

Petter Northug is far from optimistic.

"You are cursed, and I have lost the belief that I was ever going to experience a completely clean sport," he says.

The former Norwegian langrendsmester - with scores of the WORLD cup - and OLYMPICS-gold - do not believe that one can fight against doping in vintersporten.

The Norwegian skikonge responds in an interview with Expressen, after the Max Hauke, the main character in the recent big doping incident, the other day for the first time put the words on his doping abuse.

In weekend begins this year's World Cup. It is being conducted in the Russian Ruka.

Petter Northug is sure, that in the field going to be athletes who use doping.

"Yes, I think so. Throughout my career I have competed against people who have been taken for doping," he notes:

"There will always be someone who tries to cheat and take a shortcut."

He even stopped his career last year.

It has in several countries been to criminalise doping, and it is a proposal, as Petter Northug believe in.

"It would make antidopingarbejdet easier. It would be easier to do house raids and easier to strike at suspicious places, where ordinary dopingkommissioner can't do anything," says Petter Northug:

"It would make the sport and the athletes safer."

Updated Date: 27 November 2019, 14:00

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