Sports Doping News & Discussion

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What? The majority of the fastest people in the world don’t come from one pissy little poverty stricken island of 3 million people? Never.

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Good old Clenbuterol forever
They ate contaminated steak…

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Yup, another question mark to add to the ever growing number of question marks over the Caribbean

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Surely its time to just let everyone dope. I mean theres practically no way unless you give it thousands of years of selective breeding that humans will improve athletically?

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If you account for he peaks and troughs in records over the past 30 years due to new drugs and new testing athletic progression has slowed down a LOT in the past decade
Think of all the nutritional and technological advancements that have been made in that period compared to the era preceding it and we might as well not have made any biological improvements

I don’t think free for all doping is the answer, but it’d be far easier to police (and probably safer for everyone) if we worked out safe upper limits for testable hormones, biomarkers etc and said to the athletes “do whatever you like as long as you come in under these markers”
The arguments for legalisation of PEDs are probably similar to that of recreational drugs where you remove the criminal profiteering and also potentially have greater control of who has access to what and how much

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Certain these clenbuterol positives weren’t only confined to Jamaican athletes - Though facts can destroy a narrative - There have been numerous clenbuterol positives that have occurred in China and Mexico which have been let go because of meat contamination in those two countries - You’d want to be brave or foolish to send these cases to an Anti-Doping Tribunal if the athletes have hot shot lawyers - All this does is make lawyers rich.

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The first or second line in the article says there were other +ves lol so they haven’t manipulated it in any way. In any case they’re just discussing a report made elsewhere (which is German afaik) that talks about the Jamaicans.
Not charging them is also very different to completely ignoring it and sweeping it under the rug like IOC have done

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I agree. Seeing as all these organisations are too corrupt and/or full of vested interests, we should just be taking a libertarian approach. If an athlete wants to risk dying for a mineral or a trophy, then that’s up to them. If a woman wants to start looking like a man, that’s their choice. Any chemical boundaries set will inevitably be broken. Make it a free for all, the public will still watch anyway just as they watch now.

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Well the AFL selectively let many dope, Brisbane, Collingwood, Hawthorn, West Coast and some random others.

Dropped the bucket in the Dons, and ignored the rest, so maybe time to just let it all happen. Probably less Father/ Son in future though.

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Reported that the time limit for retesting of Beijing Olympics clenbuterol results expired in September last year.
No wonder that Polish kayaker is mad, as Bach dismissed the possibility of contaminated meat in banning him.

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Reviving an old thread:

Why is FINA very supportive of Sun? How much money are they getting from the Chinese?

This has nothing to do with the Chinese - Head sporting organisations and even national Olympic commitees have often protected marquee names from doping suspensions - Look at Lance Armstrong and the UCI - Or the USA Olympic committee protecting Carl Lewis and others - There are many, many instances of this occurring for the last 60 or 70 years.

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Chinese Weibo gonna be popping tonight

8 year ban, guess that also means Horton will get elevated to Gold & World Champion ■■■■■■■ the Chinese Weiboites off even more

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WOW I am genuinely (and pleasantly) surprised I thought he would get off.

Also makes a mockery of FINA’s decision to let him off in the first place.

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Indeed. He deserves everything he gets for this.

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Nope.

“But given subsequent tests were negative and FINA did not give him a provisional ban, his results until Friday’s finding will all stand.”

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Clothier, now running the World Athletics Integrity Unit with his mate Howman, claims they are now targeting elite athletes.
Nothing to do with that BBC program on Moh Farah and Salazar.?
Perhaps he could persuade UKAD to release Moh’s tests.

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