Andreas Veerpalu

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Andreas Veerpalu
Personal information
Born (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 25)
Otepää, Estonia
Sport
Country Estonia
SportCross country skiing

Andreas Veerpalu (born 24 May 1994) is an Estonian cross country skier who competes internationally.[1]

He represented Estonia at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[2]

On 27 February 2019, during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019, Veerpalu was arrested along with four other skiers, Estonia's Karel Tammjärv, Kazakhstan's Alexey Poltoranin and Austrians Max Hauke and Dominik Baldauf, on suspicion of using blood doping assisted by German sports doctor Mark Schmidt.[3] On release from police custody both Estonians admitted using blood doping.[4]

Personal[edit]

Andreas is the son of former Estonian cross-country skier, Andrus Veerpalu. His sister Anette Veerpalu is also a cross-country skier for Estonia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIS profile
  2. ^ "Athletic profile - Andreas Veerpalu". PyeongChang2018.com. PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 2018-04-20. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Two Estonian skiers held in Austria world championships doping probe". ERR. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Estonian skiers released from police custody in Austria, confirm doping probe". Postimees. Retrieved 5 March 2019.