translated by Brett Larner
On Nov. 13 London Olympics women's marathon bronze medalist Tatyana Arkhipova of Russia appeared at the pre-race press conference for the Nov. 15 Saitama International Marathon. Questioned afterward about revelations concerning systematic doping in her home country she appeared perplexed, answering, "I know that it has become a problem, but I don't know what I am supposed to say about it."
Arkhipova arrived on Nov. 12 before taking part in today's international elite athlete press conference. Organizers requested that questions be limited to the race itself and stopped the press conference before any questions regarding the doping issue were asked.