Why Pechstein might be innocent

Claudia Pechstein, a german speed skater, is one of the most successful winter olympians of all time. She has been accused and found guilty of doping. There has been no direct evidence of this guilt, but the experts of the doping agency claim that they have found indirect proof by examining Pechsteins blood.

Pechstein claims that she is innocent and says that a natural blood anomaly she has been born with is the cause for this indirect proof.

From a medical point of view, this is an unlikely, but possible explanation.
But how unlikely is it to be the most successful german winter olympian of all time? Could there be a correlation between this fact and her blood anomaly?

I think most medical doctors have no clue about statistics. Innocent people should not suffer because of this.


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