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Martin Fagan

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:08 am

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/spo ... 45784.html

"With A quite dreadful sense of timing, Athletics Ireland is braced for another doping scandal in Olympic year – and the inevitable repercussions that come with it.

Although the exact details of Martin Fagan’s “adverse analytical finding” have yet to be disclosed, what is certain is that he has a serious case to answer, is facing a two-year ban, and can kiss goodbye to his aspirations of qualifying for the London Olympic marathon.

All indications last night were that Fagan was caught using the blood-boosting drug erythropoietin – better known as EPO, and one of the most common, although largely out-dated, methods of performance enhancing."
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Re: Martin Fagan

Postby LiamRiley » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:13 pm

When was the last time that an athlete wasn't outed after a failed "A" sample and only named in the case of a failed "B" sample? Bad news all round.
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Re: Martin Fagan

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:45 am

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/spo ... 09138.html
'Injecting myself, thinking this is how the junkie feels'
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Re: Martin Fagan

Postby readtherules » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:50 am

LiamRiley wrote:When was the last time that an athlete wasn't outed after a failed "A" sample and only named in the case of a failed "B" sample? Bad news all round.


UKAD follow the rules and allow for a B test.Other nations have their own view as too how they apply the "harmonised" obligatory rules.
NADP rules only allow for publication after hearing/conviction.UKA and IAAF see it differently.
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Re: Martin Fagan

Postby 2dodgy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:47 pm

Don't forget, if the athlete admits the offence and pleads guilty to the charge after the "A" sample then they also waive the right to test the "B" sample.
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Re: Martin Fagan

Postby readtherules » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:21 pm

And also they may not want to nor have the many £1000's of pounds to deal with the B test thus no B test.However they may wish to plead not guilty and deal with breaches or arguments elsewhere and thus no public announcement should follow even though no B test.
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Re: Martin Fagan

Postby 2dodgy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:44 pm

so Martin should face an additional sanction for publicising his own admission then!

He has admitted ordering EPO and injecting himself with it. He has provided a sample that has returned a positive finding for EPO.

Just out of interest, how much does a "B" test cost to analyse?
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Re: Martin Fagan

Postby readtherules » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:57 pm

Cant see any extra penalty.

Clarity on admission noted.

Cost;about £1600 for the B test itself but many thousands for an expert to attend for perhaps 2 days and the resultant report plus any other non technical support/overview.This can be compounded if the test is in an other country or continent.Even worse if the A test was in two parts and different continents.To put a full challenge to an AAF costs £250,000.
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