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Re: Doping In Athletics

13 May 2018 01:06

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31 May 2018 14:59

CAS dismisses Nesta Carter's appeal

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01 Jun 2018 08:09

https://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/44312755
Three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop said he paid drugs testers because he "thought they wanted the money for fuel or tea".

Kiprop, who won 1500m gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, tested positive for EPO out of competition in 2017.

The 28-year-old Kenyan alleged his sample "turned positive" because he did not give the testers enough money.

"It is rare for them to ask for money. They didn't specify the amount," Kiprop told BBC Sport.

"To me, I could trust them. It didn't even come into my mind that I was in a sensitive position."

Kiprop also said:

He was visited by the same testers three times that week
He would frequently be asked by testers to go to their houses to give samples
He would always be forewarned he was going to be tested, which is against anti-doping rules
He has since texted the testers to ask why they no longer test him themselves, and has received no reply
He "almost wishes" he had doped so that he could deal with the situation better
He believes dopers should serve a jail term

In May the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) rejected claims his sample was tampered with and that testers had asked him for money.

Kiprop was tested on 27 November 2017 in Iten, Kenya, having been told the previous night that doping control officers would be visiting.

Although that is against protocol, Kiprop said he did not take it as "something serious" because it had happened before.

The AIU said Kiprop's sample was not tampered with but said it is "extremely disappointing" he was given advance notice of the test.

He alleges a doping control officer - one of two present - asked for money before he had given a urine sample.

After supplying his sample, he left it unattended with the testers while he went to his bedroom to get his mobile phone, through which he paid them via electronic transfer.

"I have never violated the anti-doping rules or try to avoid the testers because I am sincere to myself and I support anti-doping," Kiprop said.

"I was so confident about my sample. I never even doubted myself.

"The minute I went into my room to send them the money, probably something happened there on the table to my urine sample."
"Are you going to believe me or what you see with your own eyes?"

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01 Jun 2018 09:13

Robert5091 wrote:https://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/44312755
Three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop said he paid drugs testers because he "thought they wanted the money for fuel or tea".

Kiprop, who won 1500m gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, tested positive for EPO out of competition in 2017.

The 28-year-old Kenyan alleged his sample "turned positive" because he did not give the testers enough money.

"It is rare for them to ask for money. They didn't specify the amount," Kiprop told BBC Sport.

"To me, I could trust them. It didn't even come into my mind that I was in a sensitive position."

Kiprop also said:

He was visited by the same testers three times that week
He would frequently be asked by testers to go to their houses to give samples
He would always be forewarned he was going to be tested, which is against anti-doping rules
He has since texted the testers to ask why they no longer test him themselves, and has received no reply
He "almost wishes" he had doped so that he could deal with the situation better
He believes dopers should serve a jail term

In May the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) rejected claims his sample was tampered with and that testers had asked him for money.

Kiprop was tested on 27 November 2017 in Iten, Kenya, having been told the previous night that doping control officers would be visiting.

Although that is against protocol, Kiprop said he did not take it as "something serious" because it had happened before.

The AIU said Kiprop's sample was not tampered with but said it is "extremely disappointing" he was given advance notice of the test.

He alleges a doping control officer - one of two present - asked for money before he had given a urine sample.

After supplying his sample, he left it unattended with the testers while he went to his bedroom to get his mobile phone, through which he paid them via electronic transfer.

"I have never violated the anti-doping rules or try to avoid the testers because I am sincere to myself and I support anti-doping," Kiprop said.

"I was so confident about my sample. I never even doubted myself.

"The minute I went into my room to send them the money, probably something happened there on the table to my urine sample."


That whole thing sounds dodgy AF.
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Re: Doping In Athletics

01 Jun 2018 11:25

Kenyan Athletics is in the headlines once again: Kenya's athletics team manager is charged in a doping conspiracy:

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1065686/controversial-kenyan-athletics-coach-rotich-charged-with-alleged-involvement-in-doping-conspiracy
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01 Jun 2018 20:07

King Boonen
That whole thing sounds dodgy AF.


Not the first instance of bribery accusations in Kenya - 2016
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3440744/Kenya-athletes-allege-doping-bribery.html
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02 Jun 2018 22:35




And just think if Aden doped his athletes in England rather than Spain there would be no criminal case to answer whatsoever :cool:
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03 Jun 2018 07:03

thehog wrote:



And just think if Aden doped his athletes in England rather than Spain there would be no criminal case to answer whatsoever :cool:


That's because ..(all together now) Brits ... don't ... dope! :D
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03 Jun 2018 10:50

Robert5091 wrote:
thehog wrote:



And just think if Aden doped his athletes in England rather than Spain there would be no criminal case to answer whatsoever :cool:


That's because ..(all together now) Brits ... don't ... dope! :D

He held the stopwatch and shouted out times. LMAO, **** dopers
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09 Jun 2018 04:46

In the NCAA Championships, USC training partners Michael Norman and Rai Benjamin showed how it is done. First Norman runs a 43.61 in the 400, then Benjamin a 47.02(!) in the 400 hurdles.

Must have been remarkable atmospheric conditions in the long sprints.
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15 Jun 2018 04:51

alternator wrote:Must have been remarkable atmospheric conditions in the long sprints.


Indeed. It was raining.
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Re: Doping In Athletics

25 Jun 2018 06:22

Spain is once again the host country for a doping ring:

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1066601/spanish-police-arrest-six-athletes-involved

The doping organization was separated into two groups, with a Moroccan branch & an Ethiopian branch. The report indicates that Testosterone, Growth Hormone, Insulin and "elements for the practice of autotransfusions" were confiscated. 

Imagine that....Morrocan & Ethiopian athletes involved in a doping ring. Lol.
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Re: Doping In Athletics

25 Jun 2018 13:36

Nomad wrote:Spain is once again the host country for a doping ring:

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1066601/spanish-police-arrest-six-athletes-involved

The doping organization was separated into two groups, with a Moroccan branch & an Ethiopian branch. The report indicates that Testosterone, Growth Hormone, Insulin and "elements for the practice of autotransfusions" were confiscated. 

Imagine that....Morrocan & Ethiopian athletes involved in a doping ring. Lol.


Naturally as doping is illegal in Spain. You won’t see this in the U.K. as it’s legal to dope. Dr. Bonar and all that.
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01 Jul 2018 14:46

alternator wrote:In the NCAA Championships, USC training partners Michael Norman and Rai Benjamin showed how it is done. First Norman runs a 43.61 in the 400, then Benjamin a 47.02(!) in the 400 hurdles.

Must have been remarkable atmospheric conditions in the long sprints.


and Samba just ran a 46.98 (taking .43 off his PB), shame there wasn't a major championships this year to see them going at it.
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21 Jul 2018 07:56

Beatrice Chepkoech. 8:44.32 in women's steeplechase. WR by 8 seconds over Ruth Jebet's previous record. At 27 years old, she is now about 14 seconds faster than the nearest competitor that has not been popped for EPO (Chespol's 8:58).

Her running reminded me of Ayana's 10000 meter world record.
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28 Jul 2018 07:03

Meraf Bahta (SWE) misses 3 tests and why of course the dawg ate my homework explanation is offered.

Nobody misses three accidentally.
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07 Aug 2018 12:48

https://www.dn.se/sport/friidrottsforbundet-pressat-ansvaret-vilar-framst-pa-meraf/
Meraf Bahta to run 10,000 m at EM in Berlin despite 3 missed controls - Swedes say, let the anti-doping system take it's course, bla bla (see SDB & Froome etc etc). 17 august meeting on penalty/punishment.
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12 Aug 2018 10:04

The 17 year old Norwegian is so high from his clinical advances that he's trying to give his brother high five before winning the race (brother is embarrassed and clearly wants him to keep a lower profile):
https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1028365807728963584
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12 Aug 2018 20:44

Dina Asher Smith absolutely Marion Jones'd to the gills
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