Official FINA News Release
Shortly after the end of the FINA Swimming World Cup competition in Berlin (GER) 5-6 February 2000 FINA received information about an incident in the doping control station at the swimming complex.
After having been approached by the Australian Swimming Inc. and United States Swimming, the FINA Executive, on February 8th , decided to request written reports from those present in the doping control station.
Written reports have been provided FINA by the following persons:
February 9th Dr. Eide Luebs, FINA Medical Delegate
February 16th Chief Thomas, TSC Member, FINA Delegate
February 17th Ian Thorpe (AUS) swimmer
February 21st Lenny Krayzelburg (USA) swimmer, John Skinner (USA) coach
February 23rd Don Talbot (AUS) coach
Faxletters in this matter have also been received from Terry Gathercole, President, Australian Swimming, Inc, Vena Murray, Executive Director, Australian Swimming Inc., and Chuck Wielgus, Executive Director, United States Swimming, Inc.
The FINA Executive has considered the reports from those persons directly involved in what happened in the doping control station in Berlin. The following observations have been made.
1. No violation of the FINA Doping Control Rules valid from 1 June 1999 has taken place at the doping control neither by the FINA Medical Delegate nor by anybody else.
2. The following remarks made in the reports requested special comments: a) Although FINA Rule DC 6.4.5 requests that