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Postby d pickup » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:33 pm

Drug user news appears all too regularly. Having it altogether in one topic might aid following x`developments.

'STEPHANIE GRAF ACCUSED OF BLOOD DOPING BY AUSTRIAN OFFICIAL'
see: http://article.wn.com/view/2010/03/25/O ... od_doping/

Ms Graf, AUT, was 2nd in '00 OLY 800m.
And 3rd? Dame Kelly; 1 Mutola 1.56.15; 2 Graf 1.56.64; 3 Holmes 1.56.80

Watch this space
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Postby Flumpy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:54 pm

Steffi Graf???

Never!!!!!! :shock:

Seeing as she's one of the most obviously dodgy athletes in recent history this comes as no surprise at all.

Was it in Paris 2003 where she won her semi and then mysteriously didn't appear for the final? There was some nonsense about her dropping a bottle on her foot she then promptly retired at age 30. :roll:

I always wondered what the real story was, maybe we'll now find out.
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Postby paul » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:43 pm

As far as 2000 OG is concerned, the blood doping investigation they are talking about is probably not relevant.
That clinic seems only to have been doing dodgy deeds _after_ 2002.
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Postby d pickup » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:13 am

IAAF Newsletter (monthly) lists, nearly every month, 'Athletes Sanctioned for a Doping Offence since the last Newsletter' and it is so in the latest newsletter (24 Feb '10) where 15 athletes are listed (see p.2)

see www.iaaf.org/mm/Document/News/GeneralNe ... _18290.pdf
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Postby d pickup » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:14 am

'US relay team sweat on medal decision'

This article relates to Chrystal Cox, member of 4 x 400m USA team that won gold in Athens '04 OLY. An IOC decision in expected in APR'10.

current result:
1.USA (DeeDee Trotter, Monique Henderson, Sanya Richards, Monique Hennagan) 3:19.01 SB
2.RUS (Olesya Krasnomovets, Natalya Nazarova, Olesya Zykina, Natalya Antyukh) 3:20.16 SB
3.JAM (Novlene Williams, Michelle Burgher, Nadia Davy, Sandie Richards) 3:22.00 SB
4.GBR (Donna Fraser, Catherine Murphy, Christine Ohuruogu, Lee McConnell) 3:25.12 SB

see http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/26032010/ ... ision.html
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Postby d pickup » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:34 pm

The IAAF's newsletter (issued most months) always includes a list druggies. Here is the the list of countries involved in the last year with the number of offenders of each country:

ALG
AUT
BEL
BLR
BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA BRA
BRN
CHA
COL
CYP
EGY
ESP ESP ESP ESP
FRA FRA FRA FRA
GER
GRE GRE GRE
IND IND IND IND IND IND
IRI IRI
ISR
ITA ITA ITA ITA
JAM JAM JAM JAM
KEN
KSA
MAR MAR MAR MAR MAR
MEX MEX
NIG
NGR NGR NGR NGR NGR
NZL
POR POR
PUR PUR PUR
QAT
RSA
RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS RUS
SLO
SUD SUD SUD
SUI
TRI
TUR
UKR UKR UKR UKR UKR UKR UKR
USA USA USA USA USA
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Postby d pickup » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:18 am

AFN may sanction states, coaches whose wards fail dope tests

THE Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has expressed disgust at the international embarrassment accruing to the country on account of the rising cases of doping involving Nigerian athletes.

see
www.ngrguardiannews.com/sports/article0 ... pe%20tests
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Postby d pickup » Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:18 am

RECORD TESTS FOR LONDON

Record numbers of drugs tests will be carried out at the London 2012 Olympics.

see
www.sportinglife.com/others/news/story_ ... 04406.html
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Postby bevone » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:58 am

How many of these positive tests are actually proper PEDs as opposed to cold remedies or minor infringements by accidetally taking stimulents? Either way it goes to show how little drug use is going on when you consider how many tests in how many countries there are.

Apart from a few 'focus' events, when the cheats then all seem to come from the same drug company, drug usage is widely over exaggerated - as it always has been and I am sure will continue to be!.
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Postby d pickup » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:36 am

bevone, Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:58 am
I hope you are right, that drugs is a very minority problem in top athletics, in athletics generally. Sadly though, for instance, it was perceived to be on such a scale in Russia's powerlifting circles that the International Body for that sport banned all Russian athletes from International competitions for a year or so a year or two back. It is sad to see that my listing of IAAF bannings for the last year (above) saw more athletes listed from Russia than any other country. I think I have seen that the IAAF/IOC are leaning on Russia to put their house in order seeing as the '14 Winter Olympics are in Russia (Sochi).
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Postby d pickup » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:45 pm

Drake Relays: Anti-doping confusion grips track stars

GBR's Meadows isn't the only athlete to find handling the drug surveillance system has its problems. There's the IAAF's 135pps code ... the list of banned drugs keeps on being added to ...

see
www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20100 ... rack-stars
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Postby d pickup » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:08 am

In the latest IAAF Newsletter 4 athletes are listed as sanctioned for doping offences including 3 from NGR & 1 from MEX

It is official that Chrystal Cox, USA , has accepted a 4-year period of ineligibility ... as a result GBR move to 3rd in the final of the 1.6r at the '04 Olympics. The revised result:
1. RUS 3:20.16 (Oleysia Forseva – Natalia Nazarova – Oleysia Zykina – Natalya Antyukh)
2. JAM 3:22.00 (Novlene Williams – Michelle Burgher – Nadia Davy – Sandie Richards)
3. GBR 3:25.12 (Donna Fraser – Catherine Murphy – Christine Ohuruogu – Lee McConnell)

see (p.2)
www.iaaf.org/mm/Document/News/GeneralNe ... _19760.pdf
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Elsewhere on the IAAF site are listed all athletes currently suspended from competitions, 7pps of them, with details of the drug and length of suspension.

see
www.iaaf.org/mm/Document/Antidoping/San ... _19506.pdf
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Postby d pickup » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:17 am

Top Chinese sprinter Wang Jing (5th 100 08 Oly) has been banned from the national team for life after she failed a doping test and was stripped of her women's 100 metres championship title

Tested +ve for epitestosterone and epitestosterone metabolites oct'09

Her coach, Chen Hua, is banned for life for violating anti-doping rules

see
www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/174800/ ... ter-career
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CGF to test athletes before Games

+ 1500 tests during Games.

see
www.hindu.com/2010/04/15/stories/2010041562831900.htm
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Postby d pickup » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:09 pm

Correction
myself, Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:17 am
'Top Chinese sprinter Wang Jing (5th 100 08 Oly)'

As trevorp has indicated to me Ms Jing was 5th, but only in her heat, not in the final.
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Postby d pickup » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:55 am

Ben Johnson to Barry Bonds: Sports' Steroid Scandal Continues

Bons is a baseball player

Should drug cheats get lifetime bans?

One can VOTE on this question: voting so far: Yes 66.7%, No 33.3%; total votes: 18.

This is a long article, full of history of this sad matter, from ‘88 Johnson onwards ... and ‘allegedly ... Lewis’ ...

Baseball: current penalty for a first time offender is just a 10-game ban.

In 2004, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) introduced the World Anti-Doping Code ... any athlete must be available one hour a day, five days a week for no-notice drug tests. ... January 2009, this was adjusted to seven days per week. ... likened the current system “to putting a whole town in prison to catch one criminal.”

'Current doping statistics in track and field suggest that drug cheating is dropping.

... either doping control is becoming much more regulated and successful, or ... drug cheats are finding more discreet methods in which to take steroids.'

See
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/3810 ... -continues
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Postby d pickup » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:50 am

IAAF Anti-Doping Regulations, 2010 Ed, in force from 1apr10

This 48pps document starts with 'It is a sad fact of life that doping has become a deadly threat to sport.' The document reflects years and years of very carefully considered reflections; it is even though 3pps shorter than the '09 ed.

see
www.iaaf.org/antidoping/rules/Regulations/index.html
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Postby d pickup » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:29 am

LaShawn Merritt shocked and saddened at positive tests due to inadvertent use of DHEA contained in over-the-counter male enhancement product, accepts provisional suspension.

see
www.trackandfieldnews.com/display_article.php?id=42546

See also the Current Events topic 'LaShawn Merritt' dedicated this matter.
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Postby d pickup » Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:30 am

Top 10 excuses for failing a drugs test

Merritt’s excuse: his use of an over-the-counter male enhancement product.

Where does this rank in the all-time greatest excuses for failing a drugs test in track & field?

see
www.jonmulkeen.com/?p=175
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Postby d pickup » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:40 am

Spanish race walker hit with doping suspension
Francisco Javier Fernandez, 2nd '04 OLY 20k. suspension Feb. 11 '10 - Feb. 10, 2012.

see
www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=470649.html
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Austrian sprinter avoids provisional doping ban
Bettina Mueller-Weissina, a seven-time Austria sprint champion who competed at the 2004 Olympics, will not be provisionally suspended after allegedly violating anti-doping rules for a second time in her career.

The disciplinary committee of national anti-doping agency NADA said on Wednesday it will not ban Mueller-Weissina before a hearing on April 14.

Mueller-Weissina, who was given a two-year suspension for using anabolics in 1998, denies any wrongdoing, according to her attorney Christian Horwath.

... allegedly trying to order growth hormones from an unidentified man ...

see
www.universalsports.com/news/article/ne ... nal+doping
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IAAF Newsletter 112 27apr10
Athletes Sanctioned for a Doping Offence since the last Newsletter: 11 listed from
USA, ETH, NGR (2), RUS, ITA, LBA, CRO, BRA, ESP (2)

see
www.iaaf.org/mm/Document/News/GeneralNe ... _20049.pdf
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IAAF has issued 'Athlete Advisory Note: Therapeutic Use Exemptions (2010)'

see
www.iaaf.org/mm/Document/Antidoping/Ath ... _19979.pdf
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Postby d pickup » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:21 pm

Gatlin eager to return from doping ban

Eligible for reinstatement July 24, Gatlin, 28, determined to be successful again.

Gatlin ran a druggie 9.77 in '06.

see
www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=470890.html
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Postby d pickup » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:22 pm

Biological passports will be in play at Tour de France

A biological passport contains results of individual urine tests; results of individual blood tests; a profile drawn from a series of blood samples; a steroid profile consisting of the combined results of steroid levels in a series of urine samples

The U.K. has embraced this approach and will require all athletes to sign on if they want to be part of the 2012 Olympic Games.”

see
www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/more-spo ... le1548980/
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Contrasting views on drug-testing in schools

... JAM

see
www.jamaicaobserver.com/sports/Drug-testing_7556401
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Postby d pickup » Mon May 03, 2010 10:14 am

Swiss doping expert outlines new concerns
Main concerns include
- improving detection techniques ... court with legally watertight evidence.
- immune extraction technique, which uses antibodies to purify EPO Cera samples.
- athlete biological passport scheme: creating an international network.
- cannabis complications
- nicotine & snus
- pharmacological aids
- takes a product at 11pm that can no longer be detected at 7am the following morning
- 80 known EPOs, some are also difficult to detect.
- only effective response is the athlete passport.

see
www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sport/Swiss_doping ... 6&rss=true
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Exploring genetics of professional athletes

see
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c ... 1D58U5.DTL
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Postby d pickup » Tue May 04, 2010 10:06 am

Growth Hormone Makes Sprinters Faster in First Athlete Study

see
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=2060120 ... 6Xej1RV.dw
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Postby bevone » Tue May 04, 2010 11:02 am

My and another coaches' athletes were targetted at BUCS this weekend - which is not something I have a problem with as non of mine have anything to hide but the most curious thing of it was that they introduced themselves after a qualifying competition - and demanded a sample. They only had about an hour or so before call up for the final so had to restrict their warm ups which I thought was out of order. They should have seen us after the final. As it happened an other athlete had to provide a second sample and then competetd in the final and had to give a sampe after this. My throwers were in a bizare situation where they were standing in the rain in the car park waiting to enter a small camper van to do their test. We offered to do it in the toilets but they were having non of it. They were permitted to wait inside but again this was inconvenient as ony one person could be tested at a time.

Only on hindsight am I quite annoyed about the whole situation as we want to be co-operative but the testers have actually ruined these athletes preparation for what is quite a big event for them.

I am not blaming the testers on the day as they are honourable men and just doing their job and we all fully support and co-operate with them, but the 'system' did ruin these athletes preparations and being selected for tests is a compliment for being good enough I guess but with all the other athletes there it seemed that myself and one other coach had been selected over that weekend which is rather strange.

Again we fully support the drug testing system and applaud the professionalism and good humour of the guys who administer the tests but in this case I thought that it hindered their preparations which shuodl not be the case. The weather conditions were pretty bad as well which didn't add to the proceedings!!!!
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Postby d pickup » Tue May 04, 2010 1:41 pm

bevone, you might like the excuse offered here for missing a test: 'I did not want to postpone the boat tour I had planned with friends'. The article is a lot more revealing - and very different to you rainy weekend experience.

'Austrian runner and partner of scandal coach Mayer quits over doping '

'Austrian marathon runner Eva Maria Gradwohl has refused a recent doping test.'

see
www.monstersandcritics.com/news/europe/ ... ver-doping
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Postby d pickup » Tue May 04, 2010 1:57 pm

Thanou claims innocence over evading drug test

We're back in OLY '04 time.

Katerina Thanou reiterated her innocence ... confirming her retirement.

see
www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=471019.html
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Postby d pickup » Thu May 06, 2010 6:40 am

Doping suspicion - J’can athlete under probe

see
www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Doping-suspicion_7581947
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A New Doping Excuse: 'Fertility Treatments'

see
www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/more-sp ... 5862271155
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Postby shivfan » Thu May 06, 2010 9:53 am

d pickup wrote:Doping suspicion - J’can athlete under probe

see
www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Doping-suspicion_7581947


Sherri-Ann Brooks was in the squad that went to Doha....

I hope it's not her.
:?
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Postby Flumpy » Thu May 06, 2010 1:43 pm

d pickup wrote:Thanou claims innocence over evading drug test

We're back in OLY '04 time.

Katerina Thanou reiterated her innocence ... confirming her retirement.

see
www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=471019.html


And I for one believe her :roll:
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Postby trevorp » Thu May 06, 2010 3:51 pm

Flumpy wrote:
d pickup wrote:Thanou claims innocence over evading drug test

... confirming her retirement.



And I for one believe her :roll:


I'm certain she is telling the truth... that she's retiring.
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