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Monday, February 13, 2017
Disgraced cross-country skier Therese Johaug is losing millions on her 13-month doping ban
TT / Håkon Mosvold Larsen
Last week, Norwegian cross-country skier Therese Johaug received her 13-month ban by the Norwegian anti-doping agency.
The most notable financial loss for Johaug is the sponsorship deal with ski equipment company Fischer, writes Dagens Industri.
"All our contracts contain an anti-doping clause. With regards to Therese Johaug, the clause is activated after the ruling on her ban," said Fischer in an email to Norwegian television channel TV2.
The contract is reportedly worth millions of Norwegian krona (NOK), according to VG.
Johaug's troubles started after the World Anti Doping Agency found the banned substance clostebol in her urine sample last Fall. Johaug has claimed she was prescribed a cream to treat sunburnt lips that she had gotten during high-altitude training in Italy in August.
However, Johaug will get her chance for redemption already this year, as the ban, starting retro-actively from October 2016, will end just ahead of the start of the Ski World Cup season this Fall.