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Finallist = tp 8. For Phillipa to reach the top 8 needs a throw of over 60m in the qulaification round and a throw of over 61min the last 16. Finalist might = top eight in the eyes of UKA, but for most other people a finalist is someone who actually competes in the final (i.e. gets through the qual...
by pegleg
Tue May 20, 2008 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: phillipa roles A standard
Replies: 61
Views: 8117

The way I understood the headline was that it wasn't so much that Chambers is a horror - more the fact that his win in Sheffield created a nightmare (horror) situation for UKA. AW's stance in the Feb 14 issue seemed a bit more balanced compared to previous week.
by pegleg
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Cover page overkill
Replies: 37
Views: 6904

UKA send Chambers a letter in September saying we are removing you from the list. I would guess it would say that they are removing him because he isn't running. If Chambers was actually returning to the sport why didn't he say, "no don't do that I am returning to athletics?" But do we kn...
by pegleg
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Double standards of UKA
Replies: 83
Views: 13364

If veiny arms, muscle definition and eyes are indicators of drug use, then what do you make of Denise Lewis and Kelly Holmes? http://i26.tinypic.com/2zjf48l.jpg http://i30.tinypic.com/acpq3c.jpg For the record, I'm not saying Lewis or Holmes were on drugs - that's not what I believe at all. I'm mere...
by pegleg
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:25 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Dwain Chambers
Replies: 12
Views: 2867

The 12-month testing rule was in place long before that. It's the reason why Chambers' first return in 2006 was slightly delayed. But back then, of course, UKA had the power to demand he had three tests because they hadn't taken him off the register. INCORRECT... THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING!!!!!!!!...
by pegleg
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Double standards of UKA
Replies: 83
Views: 13364

Whilst I have not seen confirmation from UKA that they removed him without him saying he ahd retired formally I have not seen anything to say to the contrary either. It seems proabable that they removed him as he moved to Germany and ceased to compete in athletics and had announced he would be purs...
by pegleg
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:48 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Double standards of UKA
Replies: 83
Views: 13364

fangio wrote:They didn't ban him most likely because it was they who took him off the list. So there is no hypocrisy.
No hypocrisy - just incompetency.
by pegleg
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:39 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Double standards of UKA
Replies: 83
Views: 13364

I'll be cheering on my ... Jamaican favourites. Lol, at least the US has something that vaguely resembles an out-of-competition testing programme. None of the Caribbean nations have anything like that. Coincidence that they've come on leaps and bounds in recent years? I'm sorry, but they have to be...
by pegleg
Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:11 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Chryste Gaines refuses to hand back Sydney relay medal
Replies: 31
Views: 7978

Eh? Gaines made the 100m final at the 1988 Olympic Trials - she's 37 now. Gaines probably could have made it to the top without PED's. I doubt Gaines was using drugs only during the years in which she was caught. Once a cheat, always a cheat, and she'd most probably been using them throughout most ...
by pegleg
Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Chryste Gaines refuses to hand back Sydney relay medal
Replies: 31
Views: 7978

I’m not denying that some athletes clearly benefit from it. But Norwich Union seems to benefit just as much from all the publicity. Many other top athletes mentor young athletes (in both motivating and financial ways), but do we see them firing off press releases the second one of their ‘prospects’ ...
by pegleg
Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:27 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: On Camp with Kelly
Replies: 91
Views: 15429

I'm fairly confident that if I were to create a similar group of 30 girls, selected based on their results at the English Schools, England Champs, etc, and did nothing with them - apart from sticking my name to their t-shirts - then they would go on to progress in a very similar way to the OCWK girl...
by pegleg
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: On Camp with Kelly
Replies: 91
Views: 15429

I don't think that all is revealed Me neither. Anyone with half a brain can see she was probably on something back in 1997 - her times then were similar to the ones she was running in 1999/2001 when she has admitted to being on drugs. It was probably a different substance she was on in 1997 - I thi...
by pegleg
Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: MARION JONES TO PLEAD GUILTY!!!!!!
Replies: 129
Views: 21767

The main point about the three lost throwers is the oldest was only 26 and was improving year on year.As people keep saying throwers take longer to peek usually (look at Franka Dietzsch) That may be the case, but Franka Dietzsch threw 66m as a junior and 68m at the age of 21. She only improved by a...
by pegleg
Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Medallists, Finallists & UKA
Replies: 79
Views: 10793

When was the last time FastTrack put on discus and hammer for men and women? There was a men's discus at the 2005 Sheffield Grand Prix (Kanter and Alekna were there, if I remember correctly). They had the women's hammer at the 2006 three-way international at Birmingham (Lysenko, Khanafeyeva and Wen...
by pegleg
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Where do throwers go from here?
Replies: 68
Views: 8520

A certain poster on here reminds me of another poster from a certain BBC messageboard...
by pegleg
Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: A funny story
Replies: 34
Views: 6402

Re: Radcliffe: Ban 'deliberate' Cheats for Life

Northern Soulster wrote:Does Paula mean ALL cheats or only drug cheats?
It's quite obvious that she is just talking about the latter.
by pegleg
Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:12 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Radcliffe: Ban 'deliberate' Cheats for Life
Replies: 9
Views: 2694

Or perhaps Frank Attoh (coach to world triple jump champ Trecia Smith) is simply a better coach and, like Rutherford said, provided a better training environment. While there's no excuse for Greg dealing with it the way he did (apart from perhaps the fact that he is still a teenager), Tom appears to...
by pegleg
Fri May 12, 2006 10:16 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Tom McNab's AW letter!
Replies: 16
Views: 3885

liuxuan wrote:sex, drugs and banging techno anyone? :wink: :P
Sounds right up MJ's street. :wink:
by pegleg
Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Michael Johnson in Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 1972

Completely see where you're coming from. It wasn't a 'great' moment for the sport (although it could be argued that if it wasn't for that, anti-doping measures may not be so strict today). But my basic point was that it belongs in a classic 'moments' countdown because it was just such a huge moment ...
by pegleg
Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:31 pm
 
Forum: Flashback
Topic: Classic moments
Replies: 76
Views: 33582

It was never my intention to start World War Three when I revived this thread and lauded Roger Bannister's feat. But it seems I've divided the world into Brits v The Rest. Tom, it's a healthy discussion. Compared to some of the other debates that go on here (ones that turn to personal slurs), this ...
by pegleg
Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Flashback
Topic: Classic moments
Replies: 76
Views: 33582

The 10-second barrier in the 100m is just as illustrious (if not, more so) than the 4-minute mile, yet how highly does Jim Hines' feat rank among athletics fans in Britain? Considering that 156 UK athletes have broken 4.00 in the mile - compared to. what, three (3) sub-10 100m athletes - no compari...
by pegleg
Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Flashback
Topic: Classic moments
Replies: 76
Views: 33582

Re: The First 4 minute mile

I'm amazed that anyone can dismiss the performance as did Daisy and Peg-Leg. Like Daisy said, I did not dismiss the performance. I just don't rate it as highly as some people do. Look at the situation that evening. No one had run better than 4m 01.4, set in 1945. Between '40 and '45 the record prog...
by pegleg
Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Flashback
Topic: Classic moments
Replies: 76
Views: 33582

It has also been stated on five live that at one time 20,000 were sold, but now its 10,000 Ah yes, that great reputable and invaluable athletics resource - the five live forums. I guess you also take everything for face value from the National Inquirer and The Onion, too? Were CAN you take anything...
by pegleg
Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:32 am
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: IS THERE TROUBLE AT MILL?
Replies: 29
Views: 10329

broadsword wrote:It has also been stated on five live that at one time 20,000 were sold, but now its 10,000
Ah yes, that great reputable and invaluable athletics resource - the five live forums. I guess you also take everything for face value from the National Inquirer and The Onion, too?
by pegleg
Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: IS THERE TROUBLE AT MILL?
Replies: 29
Views: 10329

Admin..I am sure we would all like to see the sales figures for the past 18months...how about putting them on this forum for us? And then perhaps you can set about making a pig fly. The vast majority of magazines do not publish sales figures for obvious reasons. I wouldn't expect AW to do the same,...
by pegleg
Mon Jan 30, 2006 3:54 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: IS THERE TROUBLE AT MILL?
Replies: 29
Views: 10329

Re: What can make it better?

I think there needs to be more relavant topics started by people, where a mature, well balanced debate can be formed. Hear hear. Less with the meaningless, unfunny, gravy-type, student-humour threads and more serious talk about athletics. Also, the more people talk about 'what to do to make this fo...
by pegleg
Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:08 am
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: What can make it better?
Replies: 3
Views: 1794

The question of the poll is not quite clear. Do you mean:

"is the actual percentage of dopers higher than the figure Johnson quoted?"

OR

"is the figure Johnson quoted higher than the actual percentage?"

Either way, I feel it's more than 40%
by pegleg
Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:39 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: who believes Ben Johnsons claim of 40% on drugs
Replies: 4
Views: 2002

roadrunner wrote:What I do hope is that we can continue to have sensible, adult debates on this forum and other forums even and that people are attracted to join this fourm and contribute to discussion.
Which is exactly what I was intending this thread to be, before it was ruined.

Thanks for understanding, though.
by pegleg
Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Win a piece of sporting history!
Replies: 60
Views: 18642

Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z Z look pegleg we can all sit and squabel all night long over a bib but if a true Paula Radcliffe fan wants it they won't be looking on here for it, will they? after all the true paula fans are already registered on her site! yeah great you can say we are fuelling your debate...
by pegleg
Fri Dec 23, 2005 3:38 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Win a piece of sporting history!
Replies: 60
Views: 18642

Not even worth a response.

C'mon, surely you can do a better job of writing a troll-like post to provoke me?! :lol:
by pegleg
Fri Dec 23, 2005 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Win a piece of sporting history!
Replies: 60
Views: 18642
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