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by Slojo
Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:25 am
 
Forum: Anti-Doping
Topic: Doping news
Replies: 788
Views: 82295

Re: Doping news

Did the Astana team have a team chef at this year's TdF?
by Slojo
Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:48 pm
 
Forum: Anti-Doping
Topic: Doping news
Replies: 788
Views: 82295

Problem is Borris, under WADA rules you are also A DRUGS CHEAT if you refuse a test .
by Slojo
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:44 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Shot Putters Targeted
Replies: 216
Views: 21352

The whole point of unannounced testing is that it should come as a surprise. If the testers have to turn up hours beforehand to conduct a health and safety assessment and sterilise the toilets, then it might just give the game away. On this occasion there may have been alternative facilities. But of...
by Slojo
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:29 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Shot Putters Targeted
Replies: 216
Views: 21352

Just to put the dirty toilets defence into perspective: A couple of years ago Belgian cyclist Kevin van Impe was targeted for an out of competition drugs test. The testers turned up at the local crematorium where van Impe was arranging the funeral of his baby son. Understandably upset, van Impe prot...
by Slojo
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Shot Putters Targeted
Replies: 216
Views: 21352

With pseudoephedrine back on the list, here are some products to avoid at your local chemist:

Decofed, Drixoral, Efidac, Genaphed, Pedia Relief, Simply Stuffy, Sudafed, Suphedrin, Triaminic.

Oh, and check your Ginseng too, eh Linford?
by Slojo
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: WADA Prohibited List 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 556

The IAAF has a right to ensure fair play and a duty to protect athletes’ welfare. From both perspectives it seems responsible to suspend an athlete with untreated AIS, as to allow her to compete could be unfair on her rivals and would be detrimental to her own health. Nullifying results, however, is...
by Slojo
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Respect-concern & understanding!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2647

The most difficult issue is deciding what constitutes an unfair advantage.
Is being born with an extra lump of chromosome any more unnatural or unfair than being born with unfeasible amounts of fast twitch fibres or lungs the size of Scotland?
by Slojo
Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:24 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Caster Semenya
Replies: 453
Views: 44705

Even among the 'normal' population there is a wide variation in testosterone levels.
WADA knows this and has therefore set its limit at four times the normal average (it used to be six times).
by Slojo
Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:18 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Caster Semenya
Replies: 453
Views: 44705

Shireen Bailey never failed a gender test.
She just forgot the certificate to prove she'd passed one.
by Slojo
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: shame on some of you-
Replies: 14
Views: 1522

In the past whenever somebody tested positive and then came up with a ludicrous excuse, the cry was always: 'if only someone would just admit it for once, confess everything and name names'. Now Chamber has done just that, he faces far more opprobrium than if he'd just denied it and kept his head do...
by Slojo
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Chambers green light for Berlin GP
Replies: 47
Views: 6102

They are re-testing for CERA, which is a third generation EPO. So, you would expect it to be used by endurance athletes (although both Marion Jones and Dwayne Chambers used EPO, so who knows). However, the idea that CERA was undetectable was quashed three weeks before the Olympics began when Ricco t...
by Slojo
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:37 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New Drug Tests
Replies: 44
Views: 8105

It’s funny how things pan out. Ten years ago, the new performance director of British Cycling Peter Keen made the very controversial decision to disinvest in men’s road cycling. His reasoning was that the pro-road scene was too competitive, too riddled with drugs and that a drug scandal involving a ...
by Slojo
Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:29 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: What kind of crap article is this?
Replies: 41
Views: 7077

RUN!!!!!
The pedants are revolting
by Slojo
Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: Publication of full date-of-birth
Replies: 118
Views: 26067

The UK's flakiest athlete + discredited coach + soon-to-be-sacked performance director.

Never going to work was it?
by Slojo
Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:13 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Kate Reed
Replies: 91
Views: 11626

Swap a psychologist for a psychiatrist?
The mind boggles.
by Slojo
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Steve Peters for UKA Role
Replies: 5
Views: 1414

Somehow I doubt whether Chambers is a legal genius. His lawyers may be being clever, but that is what they are paid for. Unfortunately, this is how all high profile doping cases end up - in the courts. So, if your anti-doping regulations cannot stand up to legal challenge then they really are not wo...
by Slojo
Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: POLL -SHOULD CHAMBERS GO TO BEIJING?
Replies: 82
Views: 12322

Tim Don was only banned for three months after missing three tests.
But he still had to appeal against his BOA ban.
by Slojo
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Life bans -where do you stand?
Replies: 28
Views: 4024

UKA's support of Ohuruguo was not unprecedented.
They also supported Myerscough's appeal against his BOA ban.
by Slojo
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Life bans -where do you stand?
Replies: 28
Views: 4024

Life bans -where do you stand?

The life ban is the sporting equivalent of the death penalty, with similar arguments on both sides. On the one hand it is seen as the ultimate deterrent and just punishment for a heinous crime. On the other it is seen as no deterrent at all and hugely unjust on the innocent. So who would you ban for...
by Slojo
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Life bans -where do you stand?
Replies: 28
Views: 4024

How times change

The anti-drug rhetoric emerging from UKA is commendable. But it’s worth remembering that at the time when Dwain Chambers was actually taking his drugs, the attitude of the athletics establishment was very different to its current fundamentalist zeal. Back then returning drug cheats didn’t get treate...
by Slojo
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:54 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: How times change
Replies: 15
Views: 2275

Makes you wonder whether the letter in September was meant to be a warning:
'Don't even think of coming back to athletics.'
Seems to have had the opposite effect.
by Slojo
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:09 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Double standards of UKA
Replies: 83
Views: 13247

Let's hope they have his 'n her fridges in the Myerscough household.
by Slojo
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Chambers' return
Replies: 161
Views: 19681

This whole saga has been about the impotent posturing of UKA. British Athletics likes to pretend to the world that it is 'tough on drugs'. That is going to be a hard stance to maintain if we end up with not one but two world champions both returning from drug bans. Lynn Davies claims "UK Athlet...
by Slojo
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Double standards of UKA
Replies: 83
Views: 13247

The rush to vilify Chambers misses the point. Individual dopers are a symptom not the cause of the drugs culture that seems to exist in certain parts of the sport. Get rid of one and very soon another with pop up in his place. This can only happen due to the long-standing complacency and inertia amo...
by Slojo
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: AW diatribe
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

That sounds like a sensible system. Unfortunately, if it was not the system that was in place at the time, then you cannot apply it retrospectively. If De Vos really wants to get tough on drugs then, rather than waging potentially expensive legal battles with a 30-year-old has-been who has nothing t...
by Slojo
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UKA fly the anti drug cheat flag
Replies: 31
Views: 4441

But Chambers is also a pre-De Vos case. His ban ended in 2006 and he competed in the Europeans that year. Now it appears he is to be punished twice. Once for taking PEDs and once for having the temerity to be embarrassingly honest about it. This all smacks of bad PR. Make a big noise about a high pr...
by Slojo
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UKA fly the anti drug cheat flag
Replies: 31
Views: 4441

De Vos says he would find it unpalatable to welcome back a 'self-confessed' cheat like Chambers. So, the message is clear. Come up with a dodgy excuse like Christine 'ooh I forgot' Ohurugu, Janine 'my drink was spiked' Whitlock or Mark 'passive smoking' Lewis Francis and the door stays open. But act...
by Slojo
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:43 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UKA fly the anti drug cheat flag
Replies: 31
Views: 4441

No
The random tests are on urine samples.
The effects of EPO will show up for several weeks, but can only be observed using a series of blood tests.
This is why the system should be changed to regular blood monitoring.
by Slojo
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: failure of drug tests
Replies: 12
Views: 1769

EPO clears the system in 48 hours.
GH within 24 hours
by Slojo
Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:38 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: failure of drug tests
Replies: 12
Views: 1769
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