Peter Bol’s lawyer claims doping investigation into Australian track and field star was a ‘fraud’
Peter Bol’s lawyer claims Star was fully exonerated of the bombshell drug finding, proving the anti-doping agency investigation into the Australian athlete is a “sham”.
- Lawyer Peter Greene demands that the proceedings be dropped
- Bol reported a positive result on Jan. 10
- Athletics Australia’s suspension has been lifted
Australian track and field star Peter Bol has never tested positive for drugs, with independent tests proving a “sham” investigation by doping authorities, his lawyer says.
Bol’s lawyer Paul Greene is asking Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) to drop the case and admit there is no evidence against the middle-distance runner.
Bol was informed on January 10 of a positive result for the banned drug erythropoietin, known as EPO, in his A sample from a test three months earlier.
He was provisionally suspended by Athletics Australia – the ban was lifted when results from a second sample, the B sample, failed to confirm the original result.
Bol’s attorney, Greene, sent the samples to two labs for independent testing, and the results showed no trace of a banned substance, he says.
Australian track and field athlete Peter Bol has never tested positive for drugs, with independent testing proving a “sham” investigation by doping authorities, his lawyer claims
Bol’s lawyer Paul Greene is asking Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) to drop the case and admit there is no evidence against the middle-distance runner
“We have two of the world’s top analytical chemists in the world looking at his results and saying that wasn’t even close, those were just negative tests,” Greene told the Nine Network on Wednesday.
Greene asked the SIA to admit their mistakes.
“They just couldn’t get it right,” he said.
“They had no idea what they were doing.
“And the worst part is now, first of all, it was announced first of all, which should never have been, I begged them not to announce it.
“Second, now you’re just…obviously wrong in refusing to stop this bogus investigation.”
Greene said SIA had “absolutely no evidence” of any wrongdoing.
“There’s nothing to investigate, they have no evidence,” he said.
Bol’s lawyer claimed the SIA had “absolutely no evidence” of any wrongdoing
“There is no positive urine sample. There is no evidence that he ingested anything in his urine. It’s 100 percent negative. There was nothing on his cell phone. There’s nothing on his computer.
“There is absolutely no evidence. All you have to do is say, “We have no evidence, we have no evidence, we messed that up, that was a mistake.”
SIA had no comment at the time, a spokesman said.
Bol, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and Commonwealth Games silver medalist specializing in the 800m, had always maintained his innocence.
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