FINA chiefs respect Cielo despite calling for doping ban

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César Cielo após terminar a prova de revezamento para o FlamengoFINA executive director Cornel Marculescu insists that they have the greatest respect for Brazilian sprint star Cesar Cielo and the others despite calling for a doping ban that threatens his Olympic chances.

“Cielo is one of the greatest swimmers we have and we respect him very much and we respect the Brazilian swimming federation for all their efforts,” Marculescu told reporters.

“Nevertheless, the decision of the doping panel of the Brazilian  federation has been considered as not providing all the necessary information and for that reason an appeal has been presented,” he added.

Marculescu says he does not know that the decision will be of the three CAS jurders, but adds: “Whatever decision is going to be, we have to respect that.” Read more here on Times Live.

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