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2018 Winter Olympics doping thread

13 Feb 2018 03:41

Let's get the ball rolling:

Japanese speed skater Kei Saito has become the first athlete to be excluded from the 2018 Winter Olympics for a doping violation.

Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test prior to the Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.

The 21-year-old had not yet competed in the Games but was due to compete in the men's 5,000m relay on Tuesday.

He tested positive for acetalozamide, a banned diuretic which is considered a masking agent.

The CAS statement said Saito had left the athletes' Olympic Village voluntarily and would be provisionally suspended from the Olympics and other competitions pending a full investigation.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43040184
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13 Feb 2018 04:57

TMP402 wrote:Let's get the ball rolling:
Japanese speed skater Kei Saito has become the first athlete to be excluded from the 2018 Winter Olympics for a doping violation.
Indeed that is a surprising one, because the article says no Japanese athlete ever tested positive at the Winter Olympic Games before. So, that one is historic in an unfortunate way.
Short-track speedskating relay is so short in duration that hydration might not matter much, compared to long-track or any endurance sport. The diuretic for weight loss makes sense, it might not be a "masking agent" for something else
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Re: 2018 Winter Olympics doping thread

13 Feb 2018 23:48

TMP402 wrote:Let's get the ball rolling:

Japanese speed skater Kei Saito has become the first athlete to be excluded from the 2018 Winter Olympics for a doping violation.

Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test prior to the Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said.

The 21-year-old had not yet competed in the Games but was due to compete in the men's 5,000m relay on Tuesday.

He tested positive for acetalozamide, a banned diuretic which is considered a masking agent.

The CAS statement said Saito had left the athletes' Olympic Village voluntarily and would be provisionally suspended from the Olympics and other competitions pending a full investigation.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-olympics/43040184


Nice find. I honestly thought it would be the Norway x-country team.
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16 Feb 2018 22:01

TMP402 wrote:Let's get the ball rolling:

Not much rolling going on at these Winter Olympics by the anti-doping officials (politicians), is there?

Just one athlete so far - crikes, you gotta be kidding me!
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17 Feb 2018 13:13

Tricycle Rider wrote:
TMP402 wrote:Let's get the ball rolling:

Not much rolling going on at these Winter Olympics by the anti-doping officials (politicians), is there?

Just one athlete so far - crikes, you gotta be kidding me!


Not even one athlete...it was an out of competition fail prior to the games:
Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test prior to the Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said
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18 Feb 2018 00:22

Britain won a gold medal today. They got three medals in one day for the first time ever. What is wrong with you people?
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18 Feb 2018 14:52

again a russian
(swedish)
https://www.svt.se/sport/pyeongchang-2018/rysk-olympier-misstankt-for-dopning/

i heard that reuters speculated it was their curling player found out on a highly controversial meldonium. if true, some pretty stupid persons are managing that team :rolleyes:
DJPbaltimore:'John Kerry is an honorable person and would not call out the Russians if there was not evidence', 'the 2 of you are russia stooges'
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18 Feb 2018 16:43

python wrote:again a russian
(swedish)
https://www.svt.se/sport/pyeongchang-2018/rysk-olympier-misstankt-for-dopning/

i heard that reuters speculated it was their curling player found out on a highly controversial meldonium. if true, some pretty stupid persons are managing that team :rolleyes:


Yep, Russian Curler.

Doping in curling. FFS. :confused: :lol:
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18 Feb 2018 16:56

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18 Feb 2018 17:24

Never underestimate curling lifestyle - rockstars are tame in comparison.
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18 Feb 2018 18:06

Parker wrote:Britain won a gold medal today. They got three medals in one day for the first time ever. What is wrong with you people?

Britain being good at skeleton is not surprising, and the only other sport they've got a medal in is slopestyle. You ask most people the drug they associate with people who do those frivolous X-Games stuntriding sports, the one that comes up most often isn't a performance enhancer. And there's not been any talk of doping in the skeleton, but there has been a controversy about the race suits along the lines of the track cyclists' Rio gear, but I know too little about skeleton to really understand whether there's anything to it.

You seem to be hoping for somebody to jump in and confirm your preconceived notion that the Clinic just hates the British, but while that's not an entirely unreasonable preconception, surely the fact that Britain's best ever Winter Olympic day attraction zero attention in the Clinic is a pointer that perhaps it's not Britain in and of itself that has caused the reactions in the Clinic, but rather its sports administration and regulation which, coinciding with the unprecedented level of success across a number of sports off the back of a number of individuals, some more suspicious, some less suspicious, making up just one element of the reason there is a disproportionate amount of attention paid to the British in the Clinic. I personally don't think winning three medals in skeleton and one in slopestyle - mostly from people who were considered before the Games to be among the medal contenders as far as I know - really merits much Clinic attention at all unless any of the four had any previous.
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19 Feb 2018 18:59

Was there a article about the effect of Meldonium anywhere that I could be linked to ?


Had a friend (who is in medicine) suggest it wasn't performance enhancing, so a good article to link them to would be appreciated
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19 Feb 2018 20:27

Parker wrote:Britain won a gold medal today. They got three medals in one day for the first time ever. What is wrong with you people?


Gold medal for GB ala Froome. She was born in and still lives in US.
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19 Feb 2018 21:01

spetsa wrote:
Parker wrote:Britain won a gold medal today. They got three medals in one day for the first time ever. What is wrong with you people?


Gold medal for GB ala Froome. She was born in and still lives in US.


Who Lizzy Yarnold?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzy_Yarnold
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19 Feb 2018 21:05

wansteadimp wrote:
spetsa wrote:
Parker wrote:Britain won a gold medal today. They got three medals in one day for the first time ever. What is wrong with you people?


Gold medal for GB ala Froome. She was born in and still lives in US.


Who Lizzy Yarnold?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzy_Yarnold


Sorry, wrong medal. Izzy Atkin. First skiing medal.
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20 Feb 2018 07:43

...just got this pop in. a copy-paste below.
Slovenian men's hockey player caught doping at Olympic
DJPbaltimore:'John Kerry is an honorable person and would not call out the Russians if there was not evidence', 'the 2 of you are russia stooges'
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20 Feb 2018 13:46

python wrote:...just got this pop in. a copy-paste below.
Slovenian men's hockey player caught doping at Olympic


It is only asthma meds. What is the big deal :)
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21 Feb 2018 09:41

dutch speedskating ftw, totally cleanzz
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22 Feb 2018 20:07

brownbobby wrote:
python wrote:again a russian
(swedish)
https://www.svt.se/sport/pyeongchang-2018/rysk-olympier-misstankt-for-dopning/

i heard that reuters speculated it was their curling player found out on a highly controversial meldonium. if true, some pretty stupid persons are managing that team :rolleyes:


Yep, Russian Curler.

Doping in curling. FFS. :confused: :lol:


Got bronze.
Lost the bronze!
And that was one quickly solved doping case.
Aka The Ginger One.
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23 Feb 2018 03:12

meat puppet wrote:Never underestimate curling lifestyle - rockstars are tame in comparison.


True that.
I don't remember the year, but a Canadian curler tested positive for cocaine.
Who said curling was boring?
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