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Old 04-03-2020, 09:43 AM   #1
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It came to light only recently that Salmond, who was vice-president of hockey operations and menís national teams at Hockey Canada, was suspended by the International Ice Hockey Federation for preventing a doping control officer from collecting a urine sample from a Team Canada player at the Channel One Cup in Moscow in December, 2017.

Hereís what we know, and itís not much:

Salmond was suspended after preventing a control officer contracted by the IIHF from getting a urine sample from a Canadian player the night of Dec. 11, 2017, one night before the start of the Channel One Cup tournament in Moscow. The six-team tournament served as a tune-up for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The player in question was not sanctioned for failing to provide a sample, but the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) informed the International Ice Hockey Federation of Salmondís violation and he was suspended for one year.

Salmond appealed to CAS to have the suspension rescinded, while WADA also appealed to CAS to have the suspension increased to two years. CAS sided with WADA and the two-year suspension was imposed.

And thatís about it. The lack of transparency from Hockey Canada, the IIHF, WADA and the CAS has been nothing short of astounding. The CAS upheld the original ruling, so itís clear that body believes Salmond violated the rules, but on what grounds, exactly? And why did it take the CAS almost 11 months to render a ruling? The original appeal was heard in late-April of 2019, but CAS did not hand down a decision until early March of 2020.
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On the night in question, testers contracted out by the IIHF showed up at Team Canadaís hotel and did bona fide tests on five players, following all protocols. They left the hotel upon completing the tests.
Forty-five minutes later, another person who claimed to be a tester showed up intent on testing one player. The person initially refused to produce his/her credentials, meaning protocol was not followed. Five days prior to this, the International Olympic Committee announced that the Russian Olympic Committee had been suspended for the 2018 Winter Olympics as the result of a state-sponsored doping program. When the tester, who was wearing no official uniform and did not produce credentials, tried to execute a test, Salmond stepped in and prevented it from happening.
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Old 04-03-2020, 03:28 PM   #2
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seems like a non-issue

Someone refused to provide credentials and wanted pee from a hockey player... So the guy stopped him... big deal
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seems like a non-issue

Someone refused to provide credentials and wanted pee from a hockey player... So the guy stopped him... big deal
And was suspended for 2 years...thats the point.
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