Doping In Athletics

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Errani level of excuse, "my mother's diuretic fell into the pasta when she was making Tortellini", that was still the funniest BS excuse that I've heard in years.
Yeah, that's a good one, but van der Poel senior's is still my favourite.

Anyway, I would like all sportive associations to have rules that you cannot compete for two, three or four years after you had a positive test, no matter what your excuse is. Of course that will be unfair to some, but it seems now everytime there is a positive at all, the athletes come up with some stupid excuse and you cannot prove that this is absolute bs, although everyone knows it is.
So I would persecute doping cases legally, but in case it cannot be proven it was deliberate doping you get free - like in other legal cases in most countries. For the sportive side however, you get banned, no matter what. No exceptions.
That's my dream.

(Like at university we were always told it's our job to make sure we don't miss the deadlines, if we do, too bad, no matter our good reasons.)
 
This is still an excuse they offer in 2021? Dirty food trucks...that is why I never eat food from them, I might accidentally injest a PED...

After being notified of the positive test in January, Houlihan created a food log of everything she had consumed the week prior to the test.
Her team believes the result came from a pork burrito Houlihan purchased at a food truck near her home in Beaverton, Oregon, and ate the night before the 6 a.m. test.
It’s even more ridiculous that she then “remembered” that the particular burrito was extra greasy that night and she figured she got the wrong order and it must have been boar meat. But having realized she got the wrong order, she ate the whole thing anyways? And oh yeah, it just so happens that boar raised for consumption in the US has occasionally been found to have traces of nandrolone. It’s like Bertie’s steak story to a power of ten. And even worse for those of us in the U.S., the NY Times and other media run articles saying how unfortunate it is that such a cruel twist of fate will keep our American record holder out of the Olympic Games. Ugh.
 
^^It really is stunning how many Americans think doping is rare and isolated in MOST sports, cycling is really dirty...but yeah, tennis, track and field....American football...are mostly clean.

It really makes you scratch your head why people believe the terrible lies about how the dope ended up in some athlete.

Then again, millions of Americans are very easily distracted and very lazy.
 
It’s even more ridiculous that she then “remembered” that the particular burrito was extra greasy that night and she figured she got the wrong order and it must have been boar meat. But having realized she got the wrong order, she ate the whole thing anyways? And oh yeah, it just so happens that boar raised for consumption in the US has occasionally been found to have traces of nandrolone. It’s like Bertie’s steak story to a power of ten. And even worse for those of us in the U.S., the NY Times and other media run articles saying how unfortunate it is that such a cruel twist of fate will keep our American record holder out of the Olympic Games. Ugh.
Doesn't really seem restricted to sports tbh.
 
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It’s even more ridiculous that she then “remembered” that the particular burrito was extra greasy that night and she figured she got the wrong order and it must have been boar meat. But having realized she got the wrong order, she ate the whole thing anyways? And oh yeah, it just so happens that boar raised for consumption in the US has occasionally been found to have traces of nandrolone. It’s like Bertie’s steak story to a power of ten. And even worse for those of us in the U.S., the NY Times and other media run articles saying how unfortunate it is that such a cruel twist of fate will keep our American record holder out of the Olympic Games. Ugh.
Reminds me of Tyson and Hughie Fury also using the wild boar excuse to get away with Nandrolone positives. Thet one time stereotypes about Irish travelers were actually useful to them.
 
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Richardson looks like a pole dancer. What an embarrassment to have her represent the U.S. Then again, I guess we no longer have any decency after we had a career criminal in the White House for four years.

Personal expression & style are great. Looking like a vampire from a B movie is not.
 
Richardson looks like a pole dancer. What an embarrassment to have her represent the U.S. Then again, I guess we no longer have any decency after we had a career criminal in the White House for four years.

Personal expression & style are great. Looking like a vampire from a B movie is not.
The way she looks has absolutely nothing to do with her athletic ability or representing her country.
 
Fair enough. I think she looks like a clown. Plenty of sports teams, federations, golf courses, swimming pools, employers, militaries, etc. have dress, hair, facial hair codes. There is something to be said for modesty. Nothing wrong with letting your talent, or character, speak for itself.

But, whatever. I think many pro athletes look like fools these days. Antoine Griezeman needs to get a haircut. Most guys in the NBA need to cut their dumb beards off. And 3/4 of the Italian soccer team need major tattoo removal.
 
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Richardson looks like a pole dancer. What an embarrassment to have her represent the U.S. Then again, I guess we no longer have any decency after we had a career criminal in the White House for four years.

Personal expression & style are great. Looking like a vampire from a B movie is not.
Disagree strongly with that one. I don't think she is clean, but seeing her go into the stands and hugging her grandma after winning the 100m in the same week that her biological mother passed was very heartwarming. I'll cheer for her any day of the week.
 
rhanks! TR it was not my intention to accuse felix....i just looked to highlight her achievement
SOMEWHERE....i also read that she has greatest no. of olympic/wc golds EVER in athletics
....felix has progressed as one would expect from 200.......to 400

meanwhile in the real world...i ran again 2.5 miles at 6.5 min mile pace ....at 62

Mark L
 
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rhanks! TR it was not my intention to accuse felix....i just looked to highlight her achievement
SOMEWHERE....i also read that she has greatest no. of olympic/wc golds EVER in athletics
....felix has progressed as one would expect from 200.......to 400

meanwhile in the real world...i ran again 2.5 miles at 6.5 min mile pace ....at 62

Mark L
Quick check shows she has 19 the same as Bolt. Lewis has 17, can't think of anyone else who would be close
 
Disagree strongly with that one. I don't think she is clean, but seeing her go into the stands and hugging her grandma after winning the 100m in the same week that her biological mother passed was very heartwarming. I'll cheer for her any day of the week.
Didn't they have to bleep out whatever she said after crossing the finish line?

Heartwarming.
 
Fair enough. I think she looks like a clown. Plenty of sports teams, federations, golf courses, swimming pools, employers, militaries, etc. have dress, hair, facial hair codes. There is something to be said for modesty. Nothing wrong with letting your talent, or character, speak for itself.

But, whatever. I think many pro athletes look like fools these days. Antoine Griezeman needs to get a haircut. Most guys in the NBA need to cut their dumb beards off. And 3/4 of the Italian soccer team need major tattoo removal.
"Get off my lawn!" :)

Sha'carri Richardson is my No. 1 choice to get busted after winning an Olympic gold medal.

Seriously, Dennis Mitchell? How is it that he is even allowed within 50 km of an athletics meet?

On the other hand, maybe it's a case of "there's NO WAY she'd be glowing with Dennis Mitchell as her coach. Nobody could be that stupid."

We shall see...
 
rhanks! TR it was not my intention to accuse felix....i just looked to highlight her achievement
SOMEWHERE....i also read that she has greatest no. of olympic/wc golds EVER in athletics
....felix has progressed as one would expect from 200.......to 400

meanwhile in the real world...i ran again 2.5 miles at 6.5 min mile pace ....at 62

Mark L
Good job with your running!

No worries, especially once they get older I just presume most pro athletes are juicing, some are more obvious than others. Think I mentioned upthread I got burned by rooting for Regina Jacobs years ago, I'm not doing that again.

On a side note - it's going to be ridiculously hot here in Eugene this weekend, would hate to have to run any distance events. Also, I'm slowly getting used to the new Hayward Field... I still think it's a Phil Knight vanity project, but hopefully the new stadium will serve the current and future athletes well.
 

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