Netease Sports reported on September 29:
Are athletes who have been tainted by medications eligible to lead sports organizations? In Belarus, the answer is yes. According to insidethegames website, Belarus
The 44-year-old Tskern is well-known in the men's hammer throw world. He has won the silver medal in the 2004 Olympic Games and the bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games, as well as the gold medal in three World Championships. However, his 2004 Olympic silver medal, 2005 World Championship gold medal and 2006 European Championship gold medal were cancelled because of being found to be taking banned drugs, and his two indoor World Championship medals were also deprived.
In fact, during the Beijing Olympics, Cikern nearly lost the bronze medal due to a positive testosterone test, but he recovered the medal after appealing. Now Tskern has become the president of the Belarusian Athletics Association. He replaced another famous hammer thrower Devyatovsky, who won the men's hammer silver medal in the 2008 Olympics, and Devyatovsky is not clean. .
Devyatovsky was banned from 2000 to 2002, and Devyatovsky also tested positive for testosterone during the Beijing Olympics and got his medal back through appeal, but the International Court of Arbitration for Sports warned Devyatovsky said, "This does not mean that the suspicion has been lifted, and the verdict is not acquittal."
Due to health reasons, Devyatovsky resigned as chairman of the Belarusian Athletics Association, but last month he was dissatisfied with Lukashenko's re-election through personal media, "Lukashenko is not my president." But in Devya. After Tofsky left office, another drug cheater was elected chairman of the Belarusian Athletics Association, although Tskern also plans to participate in the Tokyo Olympics next year.
Regarding the appointment of Tskern as the chairman of the Belarusian Athletics Association, the IAAF condemned the Belarusian election of drug fraudsters as the leader. A spokeswoman said in an interview: "The elections of the IAAF member organizations are conducted by themselves. A person who has been banned can hold a leadership position in today's track and field organization or institution."
However, regarding his election, Tskern told the Belarusian News Agency: “Fate is unpredictable. In 2008, I couldn’t imagine what was waiting for me. In 2012, there was an unpredictable turn in my life, so I’m ready to accept anything. The decision, as long as it does not violate my principles and conscience."