Estonian court approves conditional jail term for ski coach

  • 2019-11-29
  • BNS/TBT Staff
The Tallinn-based Harju County Court has found former Nordic skiing coach Mati Alaver to be guilty of inducing athletes to use doping and handed down a conditional jail sentence to the 65-year-old. The punishment for Alaver handed down as part of a plea bargain deal is a conditional term of one year in jail with a probation period of one year and six months.  Alaver was accused of inducing several athletes to the use of blood doping and other doping substances making use of the authority and trust arising from his position as a coach. ...
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