Olympics 2020 (2021): Harder to dope in Japan?

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Are you sure?
Can you stop accusing women of doping just because they look a bit more muscular than some of their rivals or their belly shows baby stretches?

It's one thing if an athlete looks transformed to male when she wasn't looking like that before or when she's really looking extremely male while bringing incredible results, but the British pole vault athlete doesn't look suspicious and Kipyegon's belly has absolutely nothing to do with doping.
They may or may not dope, but these "hints" are nonsensical, the second even more than the first.
 
She is 36 years old & running faster than 5 years ago at the Olympics. Nothing to see here..
Well, Allyson Felix is 35. And 0.05s is not anything to really harp about in a 400m race. But she is clearly not the runner she was, but she compensates with a better running brain. The Jamaicans ran faster in the semis to their detriment. None of this really speaks to her cleanliness, which is doubtful IMO.

Out of curiosity, I looked up the oldest person to win a gold medal in the speed distances and the answer (AFAIK) is..... Michael Johnson. He was 33 in Sydney and ran a blistering 43.84 in the 400m and retired.
 
So. After 15 months of almost no testing due to Covid-19, the usual suspects in Western Europe explodes in aerobic performances: Italy, Norway, Great Britain and Netherlands. Just Spain missing out.
Btw, it seems like IOC once again has given a free card to the hosting nation.
 
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Brazilian volleyball player caught doping. I don't know if this news has gone abroad. Curious thing about doping down here is how lenient authorities are with dopers always accepting stupid Contador-like excuses like shampoo, after-shave, beef...
 
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Can you stop accusing women of doping just because they look a bit more muscular than some of their rivals or their belly shows baby stretches?

It's one thing if an athlete looks transformed to male when she wasn't looking like that before or when she's really looking extremely male while bringing incredible results, but the British pole vault athlete doesn't look suspicious and Kipyegon's belly has absolutely nothing to do with doping.
They may or may not dope, but these "hints" are nonsensical, the second even more than the first.
Specifically in these two cases, I did not accuse anyone of doping:

a) According to the IAAF's own study the female athletes with high free testosterone levels have a significant competitive advantage in pole vault. So then why did the IAAF exclude the pole vault from the regulations. Someone surely benefit from this.

b) I have never seen an athlete with such visible postpartum stretch marks and she won a mid-distance run at the Olympics. So, it was weird

The shoes are better than five years ago, and that will certainly make a difference.
Well, Allyson Felix is 35. And 0.05s is not anything to really harp about in a 400m race. But she is clearly not the runner she was, but she compensates with a better running brain. The Jamaicans ran faster in the semis to their detriment. None of this really speaks to her cleanliness, which is doubtful IMO.
She’ll be 36 in November, so she’s much closer to 36 than 35. You're very deluded if you think an elite athlete at age 35/36 can run at the same level as she did at age 30.

Out of curiosity, I looked up the oldest person to win a gold medal in the speed distances and the answer (AFAIK) is..... Michael Johnson. He was 33 in Sydney and ran a blistering 43.84 in the 400m and retired.
Are you really suggesting that the guy who ran the 400 meters in 43.18 seconds in 1999 was clean? His results are irrelevant & freak show
 
She’ll be 36 in November, so she’s much closer to 36 than 35. You're very deluded if you think an elite athlete at age 35/36 can run at the same level as she did at age 30.
You are seriously cherrypicking if you think she is as good now as she was at 30. In 2016, she missed a lot of time due to a serious ankle injury. That is why she missed the 200m that year. Before that, she was splitting sub 48 in relays. If she does that tomorrow, we can talk.

Are you really suggesting that the guy who ran the 400 meters in 43.18 seconds in 1999 was clean? His results are irrelevant & freak show
No, they probably are all on some kind of program. But given that context, 400m is a sport that seems to allow older runners to compete, which makes sense given the demands of the race. Strength and guile matter more than the 100m and 200m.
 
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You are seriously cherrypicking if you think she is as good now as she was at 30. In 2016, she missed a lot of time due to a serious ankle injury. That is why she missed the 200m that year. Before that, she was splitting sub 48 in relays. If she does that tomorrow, we can talk.
Her PB is 49.26 from the 2015 world championship and she was only 2 tenths slower today. Enough said
 
Her PB is 49.26 from the 2015 world championship and she was only 2 tenths slower today. Enough said
Yeah, in that same meet, she split a 47.72 in the relay. If you watch the 2015 race, she absolutely blasts off for 150m, relaxes for 100m, then kicks into gear for the last 150. Very poorly paced. She also won that race comfortably by about a half second over Miller in a much slower field overall. Unlike the race today where she had to empty the tank because she was pushed all the way to fight for the podium. I don't know if you have been watching, but all the conditions in Japan have favored really fast times. Her time is consistent with a diminished but still high quality runner IMO.
 
The Times - behind a paywall so I only have the first three paragraphs:

"The Italian sprinter who won a shock Olympic 100m gold was forced to split with his sports nutritionist, who is the subject of a police investigation into the illegal distribution of anabolic steroids.

On Sunday Lamont Marcell Jacobs was the surprise winner of the most coveted prize in the Olympics with a European record of 9.80 sec, and yesterday he added another gold medal as part of the Italian 4x100m men’s relay team.

He only broke ten seconds for the 100m in May and as a consequence was not included in the Athletics Integrity Unit’s drug testing pool, which targets the world’s best athletes. Indeed, in the 100m final he was the only sprinter not on the AIU list."

 

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