Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Wada: Adam Peaty calls for greater doping transparency after China doping claims

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Chinada’s report stated the swimmers who tested positive, six months ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021, were staying at the same hotel and that traces of TMZ were found in the kitchen, the extraction unit, above the hall and drainage units.

Wada said it concluded it did not need to appeal against Chinada’s decision not to ban the athletes after consulting with scientific experts. The global anti-doping body’s director of Intelligence and Investigations, Gunter Younger, said it “followed all due process and diligently investigated every lead and line of enquiry in this matter”.

Peaty told the BBC that in his view “it is not necessarily the country” of China which he has concerns around, more the process which saw the positive tests go unreported for so long.

However, he says that he is fully focused on retaining his Olympic crown and says the prospect of winning an unprecedented third 100m breaststroke title at Paris 2024 gives him “goosebumps.”

He added that, given recent revelations, he needed to manage his emotions accordingly though.

“This is probably the hardest time to win one, with so many distractions going on, which we all are aware,” said Peaty.

“So if I’ve ever got a reason to do one, it would be this one, but I’ve got to keep my emotions in check on that one and make sure we’re ticking off the process every day and using the emotion when we need it.”

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will take place from 26 July to 11 August.

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