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At the Beijing Olympics, control over the preparation of skis for biathletes will be strengthened

14.01.2022 91 просмотров

The International Biathlon Union will check skis in Beijing for the presence of prohibited ointments.

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) at the Beijing Olympics will selectively check skis for the presence of ointments prohibited in the EU. This was reported to TASS by the IBU.

The IBU has banned the possession, use, use, sale, dispensing or trade of any ski wax containing C8/PFOA fluorocarbons. The decision was made to harmonize its rules with EU legislation. The authorities of the EU countries may search the premises and wax cabins used for ski preparation and confiscate samples of ointments for further analysis. If C8/PFOA fluorocarbons, which are banned in the EU, are found in them, administrative proceedings may be opened and sanctions may be imposed.

"Because the ban is part of our rules and Olympic competitions are governed by IBU rules, the ban also applies to Olympic competitions and their venues  ; - reported in & nbsp; IBU.

“We do random checks in wax trucks and wax booths at all World Cups and will do the same at Olympic games”, - noted in the federation.

Previously, the International Ski Federation (FIS) stated that it has no information about whether the Chinese authorities will control  for the use of fluorine-containing ointments in the preparation of skis for competitions. FIS does not yet plan to check skis for the presence of prohibited ointments, the organization will impose a ban on them only from the next season. For this reason, the cross-country skiing teams are faced with the question of whether it is worth bringing ointments prohibited in Europe to the Olympics in China.

The Beijing Games will be held from 4 to 20 February.

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