Doping in other sports?

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pastronef said:
have there been any doping cases in MTB? missed tests, TUEs, othet mishaps?

I was following the downhill worlds here in Italy and I was wondering if MTB has/had doping issues
Yes (of course;)). One that springs to mind is quite recently a famous South African mtber caught for epo. Evans.
Was discussed in the S.A. racing scene thread.
I think there is also a mtb doping thread where you'll find more cases.

I'm not sure but I think Ryder hesjedal has also admitted to doping during his mtb career.
 
sniper said:
pastronef said:
have there been any doping cases in MTB? missed tests, TUEs, othet mishaps?

I was following the downhill worlds here in Italy and I was wondering if MTB has/had doping issues
Yes (of course;)). One that springs to mind is quite recently a famous South African mtber caught for epo. Evans.
Was discussed in the S.A. racing scene thread.
I think there is also a mtb doping thread where you'll find more cases.

I'm not sure but I think Ryder hesjedal has also admitted to doping during his mtb career.
Ryder. Didn't Rasmussen start doping while riding MTB?
 
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StyrbjornSterki said:
USADA have exonerated two more UFC fighters (Augusto Montano of Mexico, and Li Jingliang of China) after testing positive for trace amounts of clenbuterol. As I noted above, they already issued a finding of "no fault" against another Chinese fighter, Guangyou Ning, for the same infraction.

So despite their formal zero-tolerance pledge, USADA now formally have tolerated 100% of the 2016 positives for clenbuterol.

In the case of Montano, USADA thorougly reviewed his medical file and concluded the clen was probably due to tainted meat, which is common in Mexico. So they did not "tolerate" a positive clen finding but exonerated him. That is what the system is designed to do, give the athlete an opportunity to prove there was no intent to cheat!
 
Puckfiend said:
sniper said:
pastronef said:
have there been any doping cases in MTB? missed tests, TUEs, othet mishaps?

I was following the downhill worlds here in Italy and I was wondering if MTB has/had doping issues
Yes (of course;)). One that springs to mind is quite recently a famous South African mtber caught for epo. Evans.
Was discussed in the S.A. racing scene thread.
I think there is also a mtb doping thread where you'll find more cases.

I'm not sure but I think Ryder hesjedal has also admitted to doping during his mtb career.
Ryder. Didn't Rasmussen start doping while riding MTB?
I think so. Didn't Danielson start while racing MTB as well?
 
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RobbieCanuck said:
StyrbjornSterki said:
USADA have exonerated two more UFC fighters (Augusto Montano of Mexico, and Li Jingliang of China) after testing positive for trace amounts of clenbuterol. As I noted above, they already issued a finding of "no fault" against another Chinese fighter, Guangyou Ning, for the same infraction.

So despite their formal zero-tolerance pledge, USADA now formally have tolerated 100% of the 2016 positives for clenbuterol.

In the case of Montano, USADA thorougly reviewed his medical file and concluded the clen was probably due to tainted meat, which is common in Mexico. So they did not "tolerate" a positive clen finding but exonerated him. That is what the system is designed to do, give the athlete an opportunity to prove there was no intent to cheat!
Try telling that to Contador.
 
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StyrbjornSterki said:
RobbieCanuck said:
StyrbjornSterki said:
USADA have exonerated two more UFC fighters (Augusto Montano of Mexico, and Li Jingliang of China) after testing positive for trace amounts of clenbuterol. As I noted above, they already issued a finding of "no fault" against another Chinese fighter, Guangyou Ning, for the same infraction.

So despite their formal zero-tolerance pledge, USADA now formally have tolerated 100% of the 2016 positives for clenbuterol.

In the case of Montano, USADA thorougly reviewed his medical file and concluded the clen was probably due to tainted meat, which is common in Mexico. So they did not "tolerate" a positive clen finding but exonerated him. That is what the system is designed to do, give the athlete an opportunity to prove there was no intent to cheat!
Try telling that to Contador.
Yeah I hear you!
 
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"It has been decided that she was the victim of third-party contamination after having sex with her boyfriend.

Ligandrol was found in the supplements he was using."

Apparently they provided a hair sample from him to further prove their case.
 

"It has been decided that she was the victim of third-party contamination after having sex with her boyfriend.

Ligandrol was found in the supplements he was using."

Apparently they provided a hair sample from him to further prove their case.
An extension of the Daniel Plaza excuse.
 
I assume the 8 years is because of a previous violation, the evidence he has been protected, and the flamboyant way in which he refused to be tested. Because 8 years is a lot for just missing a test. It effectively ends his career, unless he pulls a Dara Torres.
Yes, it's his 2nd ban. A bit surprising that it's not backdated and that he keeps is result. Horton must be happy, he never had a problem winning a medal in the relay with a convicted doper on his team, but that was an Aussie mate and not an evil doper from China or Russia. I actually respect the Italians Detti and Paltrinieri for calling out Horton and having a more neutral stance on Sun Yang.
That said, he deserves to get banned and doesn't seem to be a great guy, to say the least.
 
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WADA treats tampering with a sample more severely than a positive test - Yang will still be popular in China and the endorsements will continue - Horton was going to have a pool named after him at his old school, until the Yang podium incident - A correct decision from the school.
 
Hmm, long-contested doping violation by trainer of triple-crown winner thrown dismissed in closed-door meeting:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/sports/horse-racing/baffert-drug-test-charlatan-gamine.html?referringSource=articleShare

“The board ruled that Justify’s positive test for the banned drug scopolamine had been the result of “environmental contamination,” not intentional doping. Baffert has denied any wrongdoing, but the quantity of the drug found in Justify suggested that it was present not because of contamination in his feed or his bedding but rather because of an effort to enhance performance, according to Dr. Rick Sams, who ran the drug lab for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission from 2011 to 2018.”

Maybe it was the steak ...
 
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https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/7/27/21340585/gilbert-melendez-suspended-two-years-by-usada-after-independent-arbitrator-issues-ruling
https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2020/7/28/21344760/melendez-on-usada-suspension-its-no-ones-business-what-im-putting-into-my-body

Slightly amusing:

UFC fighter gets released
USADA tests him
UFC notifies fighter that he's released
USADA catches him (again) and sanctions him for 2 years
UFC notifies USADA that he's no longer in the testing pool.

cheating fighter is upset that failed test and UFC only suspension makes him look bad when he's trying to get another MMA contract elsewhere

not funny that this was a waste of time and resources
conspiracy wise i don't think the UFC intentionally screwed him more than usual
 

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