Frightened Bjørgen does not dare smear cream on the Marius’ bottom

Marit Bjørgen in Italian Val SenalesMarit Bjørgen in Italian Val Senales.Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

Marit Bjørgen admits that she’s been frightened after hearing Therese Johaug’s experience where using lip cream led to a positive doping test.

It is so bad that it almost goes beyond her golden boy Marius (10 months).
– One can become a bit paranoid, for example one I didn’t dare scarcely smearing cream on Marius’ bottom. I must admit that I really felt it when Therese told her story, one gets scared, says Marit Bjørgen to news agency NTB.

The day before Therese Johaug came forward with her doping story, Bjørgen and the rest of the girls on the cross-country team heard the story of Johaug at a meeting at the home of the “doping sinner.”

That it struck like a bomb is putting it mildly but the girls decided to rally around their teammate as much as they could.

– I’ve been in this game for 20 years and have relied and still rely on healthcare around me.

But it is quite clear that as long as there are people involved, then it is also human to make mistakes. What has happened to Therese, could easily have happened to any of us.

I have never any guarantee that it could not happen to me. It’s a bit scary, so I wonder if it’s worth it as I said in an interview a little earlier, but so it is with playing sports I guess … continues Bjørgen.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today