Lebanese skier Georges Salameh says sinister nasty enemies sabotaged his urine sample from a ski meet last month That blows. The New York Daily News carries the tale.
Lebanese ski racer Georges Salameh, who provided a urine sample containing traces of cocaine during last month's Alpine skiing world championships in France, blames his positive test on the work of mysterious saboteurs.
"I have enemies in Lebanon who may have pushed people to do this," Salameh said. "I never used these drugs. I don't know what happened."
The skier claims he was intoxicated the night before the race. As if that excuses it all:
Salameh said he was approached by strangers while partying at Doudoune, a nightclub in Val d'Isere, a small and vibrant ski town nestled deep in the French Alps at the head of a dramatic glacial valley.
"I was so drunk," Salameh said, "and someone came to me and said I have something for you that will help. Really, I was so f---ing drunk and I took it."
Great pre-race training. It get better though:
Salameh could not describe the substance he was given. The president of the Lebanese ski federation, Tony Kouhri, told the Daily News on Thursday that Salameh was handed a pill.
"A man who speaks Arabic came to me and said I have something that will wake you up," Salameh said. "I have a lot of enemies. Not just me, but the federation."
Salameh was out until dawn, but just after 10 a.m. he was scheduled to start 82nd of 105 racers in a special qualification race for the giant slalom. The qualification races are for low-ranked skiers representing their countries at the world championships.
After that race, Salameh told an Austrian reporter that he didn't feel good and hadn't slept. "I drank vodka and ate fish at 5:00 a.m," Salameh told the reporter from the Austrian Press Agency. "This was probably not a good idea."
No wonder this guy participates in a race for low-ranked skiers.