[Dec 2] RGF
"suspensions" model, used by the Swiss Federation,
Nicki Boeschenstein and Patrick Dominguez, the 2 Swiss
top athletes have been excluded from their team, the first
one because he had drunk too much and came back at 8am after
the banquet in Melbourne and the 2nd one because he did not
follow his coach's indication during the competition (and
also because he didn't show enough dedication during the Worlds
Their suspension from team will only end on 31 of January
2006 meaning that they will not receive any money from the
federation during this time-which is like paying a fee of
7000 Swiss francs- and they won't be able to train in the
Plus, if they want to be accepted in the team again, they
will have to sign a contract in which they have to write that:
1-they will obey their coach's instructions
2-they have to be a role model as elite athletes
3-they won't drink
4-they won't smoke, etc.
Boeschenstein and Dominguez think that sanctions are excessive.
Boeschenstein recognized that he went to disco after the banquet
and drank 2 beers and then came back to his hotel in a "delicate
state". (He says that maybe someone gave him some drug!) Dominguez
is thinking about competing for Spain where at least he could
be free to light up a cigarette sometimes.
(story: Boeschenstein et Dominguez suspendus)
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