A bombshell has dropped on the International Athletics Association with the long awaited report on drug testing with allegations that laboratory tests were interfered with and officials bribed to stay silent. Russia has come in for the most serious criticism – ‘state-sponsored doping’ – which the Kremlin has said are groundless and politically motivated. There are calls for Russia to be banned from the 2016 Rio Olympics. Though they aren’t the only ones. All of which has landed a poisoned chalice in the lap of Sebastian Coe who only took over as Chairman on August 31 this year.
As mentioned in a previous post Coe was always going to be facing a testing run with heavy criticism already about his weak response. The Aug 31 chart has a disappointing Neptune opposition Jupiter Sun; and an impulsive, insecure Uranus trine Mars Venus in Leo; with admittedly a confidently pushy Pluto trine Sun Jupiter.
Later November will see the tr Neptune square tr Saturn hitting the Sun and in December tr Saturn squaring Neptune – so there is a swamp ahead for him.
The IAAF chart, 17 July 1912, has tr Saturn conjunct Jupiter through this month deflating its confidence and denting its image. With a highly strung, nervy tr Uranus square the Neptune Sun conjunction from late May next year extending across the August Olympics. Which suggests the consequences of this report will bedevil next year’s major events.
As far as Sebastian Coe is concerned 2018 looks a real danger spot for him with tr Pluto square Uranus which could topple him.