Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by montage, 17 Jan 2013.
Who do you support again ?
The IOC have banned Russia from the Winter Olympics, and banned their delegate for life.
But he is the same man who is overseeing the FIFA World Cup in the summer.
FIFA will wash their hands of this again and the IOC still have to explain why they awarded the Olympics to Sotchi.
Not dopers, but dopey...
Gatlin's entourage in the doping news again:
You gotta laugh at the quote from Wagner.
And LordSeb coming out with the usual lines.
You wouldn't make it up: https://www.insidethegames.biz/arti...al-event-after-surprise-visit-by-drug-testers
Also, BBC news reporting that the court case in Belgium claiming Whereabouts illegally infringes human rights has failed, but I didn't find it online yet.
Retired Olympian Michael Jamieson covers a lot of bases in this interview but tips his hat at doping in swimming and dyson-levels of carpet-sweeping by FINA. Say it ain't so.
What is it?
I'm afraid my German doesn't extend beyond flughaven and kartoffelschaler
I started to run it last night but there was no sound (in any language) so I looked at it after rebooting this morning. It's no longer available.
I watched a bit last night. Was there anything new that wasn't in the original report?
What was it?
The bit I saw was about Sochi and the FSB organized sample replacement, which was all in the original report which got Russia banned. I think it went a bit further in clearly stating it was all on the orders of Putin and after that I stopped watching with the intention of going back.
There was an interesting article in the Guardian yesterday, predominantly about Michael Jamieson but in it was this bit...
The old curse of doping, however, remains. “I don’t want to tarnish everyone with the same brush but we’ve seen foul play with the Russians, eastern bloc nations and the Chinese. Once we were at a [international] camp in Australia at an outdoor pool. There were basic aluminium starting blocks and pouring rain and six athletes swam 3.44 or faster for 400 freestyle. It’s impossible.
I think the way Fina have conducted themselves the last couple of years is an absolute disgrace
“My opinion is it’s still a huge issue today. Micro-dosing is virtually untraceable. The natural levels of testosterone have parameters so wide you can micro-dose slightly and have a huge benefit. Within 24 hours it’s gone but you benefit for three months. Undoubtedly swimming has a problem. I have no idea how you get on top of it.
Which is rather depressing if you extrapolate it to all sports.
Yep, on instructions of Putin and the former head of doping centre ii now in "protection" in US due to the high likelihood of him "dying in mysterious circumstances" at the behest of Putin.
It was available as 34 minute documentary in English when I linked to it
Little story from NL...
Jasmijn Lau, the biggest young talent in NL middle-distance running, has been stripped of the 5000m European title that she won last year (not sure if it was under 18 or under 20).
Failed a dope test after the event, ran the Linford Christie “happy tea” defence, which largely seems to have been accepted and has been banned for one day coinciding with the race, so loses her title.
Her comments in the piece make unhappy reading - “I know I was ran faster than everyone else, so this isn’t a big deal”. No real contrition or awareness of how this looks.
She’s subsequently moved to the US - any guesses as to where she is?
The day after this news broke here, the training group my daughter runs with posted a long note on doping on their fb page. Seems desperately sad to have to talk about doping with a 12 years old.
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