Coach called in for questioning

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The coach and father of one of Norway’s most high-profile track and field stars in recent years has been called in for questioning by the Norwegian Athletics Association, to clarify mail he sent years ago that involved doping.

Newspaper Dagbladet reported this week that Petar Vukicevic, father of hurdler Christina Vukicevic, exchanged e-mail in the early 2000s with a coaching friend from the former Yugoslavia, Srdjan Djordjevic. The e-mails reportedly contained information about the effects of various doping substances.

Newspaper Aftenposten reported that the mails already have been examined by Norway’s anti-doping agency, which was tipped about them eight years ago. That led to extensive drug testing of Vukicevic’s daughter, who was 17 at the time, but all the tests were negative.

Vukicevic is currently in South Africa and athletics president Svein Arne Hansen said he saw no need to call him home, “but we want to talk with Petar when he does come home,” Hansen told Aftenposten. “He has promised us that we’ll get to see the mail,” adding that the association will order a “100 percent translation” of them.

newsinenglish.no staff