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FRA M: Tillie – „My players are disgusted by FIVB decision in Markin case“

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source: sport24.lefigaro.fr; Photo: parlonssports.fr

The French National Team had veiled hope that the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) might eliminate Russia from the Olympic Games due to doping scandal of their member Aleksandr Markin, but so far it did not happen. And, it is a big question is it going to happen at all.




FIVB postponed making decision on Markin’s drug abuse, which was not calmly accepted in the French NT. ’Team Yavbou’ would go to Rio Olympics instead of Russia in case FIVB eliminates ’Zbornaya’. So far, Russian NT is safe. The head coach of France, Laurent Tillie, sharply answered to the question was he surprised by the decision of FIVB.

„Yes, it is beyond surprise that there will be no sanctions. My players are disgusted. We lost the final (of European Qualifier) against Russia and it is partly because we did not have the physical resources. So, when we heard that Aleksandr Markin, who played a very important role in this game, was tested positive, it became even more unbearable,“ Tillie stated to „Le Figaro“.

France will have the chance to secure spot at the Olympic Games throughout World Qualifier in Tokyo, Japan (May 28-June 5) and will try to achieve it with these players.


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M April 21, 2016 - 1:58 pm

You want to say you lost because of 300 nanograms of meldonium in body of markin, it is just ridiculous. Everybody knows meldonium can’t effect on physical strenghts. If you couldn’t win due to 300 nanograms meldonium in body of markin so i think it’d better that you not go to RIO at all, because confidently you will have many problems about physical resources.

true sport April 21, 2016 - 3:20 pm

So why does all the Russians take Meldonium if it has no effect??? Russia cheated, the sould pay the bill by staying at home. If FIVB won’t stop them it’s because of the same reason that World League group 1 grew larger after Russia became last last year: FIVB depends on Russia… that is politics and has nothing to do with sport!

dee jae69 April 22, 2016 - 12:30 am

mr. M is not about politics its because of the quality of volleyball russia produce if FIVB didnt change his format during world league. the sponsors on russia league is a big effect so reduce of teams and reduce of players and no foreign guest. its a strategy. and they might boycott FIVB. its not about politics its about a promotion of FIVB to the volleyball community.

dee jae69 April 22, 2016 - 12:35 am

JJJ he is just threaten that they might not qualify cause his players one day they play good and dominating the next game they are total playing bad, he is just worried they might not qualify hahahaha. he want a express ticket, cause its world qualifier kinda tough. players sometimes woke up on the right side of their bed the next day they are not focus or mentally prepared look what happen to poland during world cup they got the first place against USA but italy kick their ass to take the 2nd spot and USA didnt gave argentina a chance to beat them hahahaha. its just the format of the qualification its a 50-50% chance to make it thats why he reacted like that

dee jae69 April 22, 2016 - 12:36 am

i bet if france didn’t make it through rio they will blame MARKIN hahahahahahahhahahahhaha, crying babies

M April 21, 2016 - 5:12 pm

I think if you you wanna be honest then your question be against yourself, why suddenly one drug put on the banned list, I don’t think experts of WADA haphazardly found out this drug can affect on athletes, this case is very doubtful. But if you hesitate about affection of this drug on bodies of athletes I advice you to consult a expert, for example read this ‘
Forbes reported that anesthesiology professor Michael Joyner, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who studies how humans respond to physical and mental stress during exercise and other activities, told them that ‘Evidence is lacking for many compounds believed to enhance athletic performance. It’s use has a sort of urban legend element and there is not much out there that is clearly that effective. I would be shocked if this stuff (meldonium) had an effect greater than caffeine or creatinine (a natural substance that, when taken as a supplement, is thought to enhance muscle mass).”[76] Ford Vox, a U.S.-based physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine and a journalist reported ‘there’s not much scientific support for its use as an athletic enhancer’.[77]’… But if you want to make propaganda it is other case…FIVB world league is another story and this was because of Olympic Games not for Russia…

Stephane April 21, 2016 - 5:32 pm

It is very simple problem and not much complicated that it seems. He had been using meldonium before it banned, and the manufacturer confirmed that it can remain in body fore couple of months, consequently Markin must avoid any punishment. It doesn’t matter of politics or any other thing. Science can make true judgment and all the tests are show off.

Jjj April 21, 2016 - 7:41 pm

You are absolutely right! Some russian players has been taking it before it was banned… CASE CLOSED… FRENCH PLAYERS! stop whining and focus for the next qualification.

dee jae69 April 22, 2016 - 12:26 am

hahahah his players are disgusted? by the decision hahaha he is funny, he is not disgusted with his player attitude (ngapeth) he got cases, he is stubbon, he is boastful. markin is not russia hahaha they played as a team during the olympic qualifier, are you threaten not to qualify for the olympics games cause your players might woke up on the bad side of their beds during the tokyo world qualifier hahahaha, i hope you wont make it thru so its a lesson to your and to your team

mm April 23, 2016 - 4:32 pm

the whole world are disgusted, not only french players!!!

on the contrary of what Russians say, this drug in performance-enhancer, and surely affects on physical performance. it is right that this drug started to be banned on january 1th, but all the players around the world had been warned before that. so all you Russian can keep your mouth shut and stop making excuses for Markin! he should’ve stoped using it, but he didn’t! simply because he didn’t want to!!!

and what about last year world leaue that your team was last and according to the rules should’ve been droped out of first level, ha??? FIVB suddenly changed the world league format just to prevent Russian from falling down!!! what about that??? what’s you excuses about that?!!!

Actually April 30, 2016 - 12:58 am

Meldonium can cover tracks of other substances , for example EPO is one of those , it doesn’t matter how low his specific level of enhancement is , those it covers are a lot more effective


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