Doping in other sports

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by montage, 17 Jan 2013.

  1. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

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    How times change. When I was 12 I couldn’t even spell EPO.

    In fact, I’m still not sure of the spelling - had to copy it out of a book just now...
     
  2. Another bewildered doper gets a 2 year ban
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/42957650
     
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  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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  4. Just watching the opening ceremony of the winter Olympics, the only believable part of it.

    I wonder if anyone will have got their 'preparation' wrong and gets busted?
     
  5. Adam4868

    Adam4868 Veteran

    For defecting ?
     
  6. Robin Cousins just said something along the lines of "if you break the rules you will always be found out."

    What a fud.
     
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  7. Bollo

    Bollo Chaaaaaa!

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    The cold can play merry hell with people's asthma.

    One for @DP - Long track speed skating is as Dutch as hagelslag and not saying please, but I've always had it down as a sport that would benefit from a bit of chemical assistance. I know a few Russian skaters have been caught (no!). Is there any scrutiny of the Netherland's success, or are they happy with the medals and don't want to ask too many questions?
     
  8. Bollo

    Bollo Chaaaaaa!

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    After listening to that interpretation of 'Imagine', I'm popping into town for some ketamine quick-sharp.
     
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  9. DP

    DP Chasse patate

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    Dunno Bollo - I've always wondered the same about rowing. I don't sense much scrutiny or scepticism by the public at large and don't hear doping mentioned on NOS (equivalent of BBC). A bit like the GB track bike team where most people only tune in for the olympics I guess.

    The Lotto Jumbo team here is actually a bike team and a skating team, so I suppose there must be some cross-over of staff and expertise. One of the top skaters, Sven Kramer, was a very handy junior cyclist - I've seen a picture of him alongside Mollema on the podium after a junior race and he seems to do a lot of cycling as cross training.

    (Ed. And the Dutch do say please, but, confusingly, only when they give you stuff)
     
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  10. Bollo

    Bollo Chaaaaaa!

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    Yes, that's the comparison I was talking about and rowing is another good example. It's that combination of a dope-friendly sport coupled with an audience that's happy enough not to have the questions asked.

    I've skated in the past and young Bolletta skates now so I take an interest in the ice events. I can believe that the qualities of a decent TTer or track-cyclist would work well for the ice track events.

    (...the please thing is a running joke with a Dutch friend who claims to be wound up by the endless pleases and thank yous that occur during any interaction between two UK nationals, even if it's a car crash)

    ((...the Basingstoke Ice Arena is under threat! Sign the petition!))
     
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  11. Maenchi

    Maenchi StoneDog

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  12. DP

    DP Chasse patate

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    Done! (I remember when only Westfield Lido was there - we had to go to Southampton to skate)
     
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  13. And we have our first busted doper of the games, a Japanese speed skater who failed an out of competition test prior to the games
    Edit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43040184
     
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  14. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

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    I've been watching the curling and my inner humorist is wondering what possible performance enhancing drugs they use to cheat in that one? :smile:

    Surely drug testing curling competitors must be an almost comical exercise....
     
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  15. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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    Snooker and bowls players have had beta blockers in the past ISTR
     
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