Schwazer’s new appeal to suspend disqualification: contrary opinion by WADA, World Athletics, CAS and … Yohann Diniz

Last week the Swiss Federal Court had been questioned by Alex Schwazer with a new request to suspend his doping disqualification, by virtue of the controversial dismissal order in the criminal proceedings that had seen him investigated under Italian law. The first opinions of the sports institutions WADA, World Athletics and CAS arrived, which expressed themselves, as expected, against the request for an urgent suspension, while FIDAL would have provided a strange answer; on the decision of Pres...
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WADA Statement on Alex Schwazer Case

With regard to the Schwazer case, WADA, with a long press release, has again rejected the accusations of italian judge Walter Pelino going into detail on some aspects of the criminal proceedings in which the athlete disqualified for doping was dismissed from criminal accuses. In essence, WADA highlights how the overwhelming evidence of Schwazer's guilt was totally ignored by the italian judge, who instead set his behavior as if the trial was against WADA, World Athletics and the Cologne laborat...
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Grosseto to host European Masters Championships 2022. All details

Organized by italian walkers for over 35 runners and walkers from all over Europe. Grosseto is preparing to host next year the European Masters Athletics Championships Non Stadia (EMACNS), which is expected to take place in the Tuscan city by mid-May 2022. Great satisfaction for the LOC President (and president of italian athletics team ASD Track and field master Grosseto) Ernesto Croci, a walker of course. These are his words: “A 2-year job that led to the assignment of the event, thanks also ...
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President Seb Coe warns Italy over Alex Schwazer case

Italy must not be on the "wrong side of history" on the Alex Schwazer case. World Athletics President Sebastian Coe, on the press conference that followed the 224th World Athletics Council, warned Italy not to get on the wrong side of history. Alex Schwazer after the second doping disqualification of 2016 (testosterone) was affected by an Italian criminale judicial proceedings , but trial never started because his position was recently dismissed by the Bolzano judge Walter Pelino, who found that...
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Italian Federation President defends 50km. Also Giorgi, Bellucci and Pamich criticize IAAF decisions

Italian athletics take sides to defend the 50km. The President of FIDAL (italian athletics Federation) Alfio Giomi, interviewed a few days ago on the issue 50Km responded clearly, according to Adnkronos news published on Sportfair website. “We are absolutely against the abolition of the 50 km, we have already communicated to the IAAF and we hope that other federations will be heard and that can review this decision that we consider wrong". He Alfio Giomi, the President of Fidal , told...
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Threats addressed to Stefano La Sorda from the FB page “I’m with Alex” (Schwazer)

Threats directed to Stefano La Sorda, a real intimidation written in clear letters on the Facebook page "Io sto con Alex" (IM WITH ALEX), set up and attended by supporters of the former south tyrolean racewalker, Alex Schwazer. The post (which is the author of the same FB page, whose managers would be anonymous) is not the first written against La Sorda, and in the past the latter had been reached by strange anonymous phone calls about his information activities and journalistic investigation on...
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Cristiana Pellino left us at the age of 48: the memory of her teammate Gisella Orsini

Cristiana Pellino left us at just 48, today is a sad day for the whole Italian racewalking. The former athlete of the Forestale team was fighting a serious illness and unfortunately today was given the news of his death. Our condolences go to the family and to all the people who have known and appreciated she over the years. Here is a memory of Cristiana written by her teammate, Gisella Orsini: To the inevitable question, "Why Cristiana?", The universe hardly takes the trouble to reply: "Why...
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Grosseto, Rubino show: 2h30’50” on 35Km. Good result also for Tontodonati and De Luca

Grosseto (ITA) - In the presence of FIDAL President Alfio Giomi, Giorgio Rubino won the 35km of Grosseto last Sunday, first round of the Italian Club Championship. The racewalker of Fiamme Gialle Club has impressed with an excellent race, winning in 2h30'50''. Initial steps led by the trio Rubino, De Luca and Tontodonati, then the latter's escape ignited the powders. At times the race has turned into a 20Km, with Rubino who chased and passed the Aeronautica Club athlete, walking at an average of...
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