Interview with Vladimir Lovchev, Aleksey’s Father

Following the report that Aleksey Lovchev tested positive for the illegal drug, ipamorelin, SOVSPORT caught up with Aleksey’s father, Vladimir. Here is the first question and answer of the interview.

As soon as it became known that the world record holder in weightlifting Aleksey Lovchev suspected of doping and disqualified from the competition, we called his father and coach Vladimir Lovcheva.

– We are stunned by the information on the positive doping test, – said Vladimir. – More than ten days ago, we received a blood doping, and the results were negative. And just yesterday, we learned that a urine sample tested positive. A drug that is found, is unknown. It is called ipamorelin, belongs to the group of peptides. In what form this substance entered the body of Alexei – a mystery to me.

On the eve of the World Cup the whole team passed the doping test. The result was negative. I can not say anything … dumbfounded … I learned about it only yesterday. Today, Alex was in the federation. There, too, are all in shock. For more than four-year career with participation in the competition with the delivery of the doping control, we never had the slightest suspicion of the use of illicit drugs. I looked at what drugs have been found in other athletes – so there are that do not excreted from the body…

For the rest of the interview, click here.