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Athletics Doping Scandal.

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Juan, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Juan

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    The World Anti-Doping Agency said it was “very alarmed” by a Sunday Times report which appears to show doping on a vast scale by a large number of athletes over the last decade....with over a third of medals won by athletes suspected of doping..including 55 gold medals at the world championship and the olympics.
    If true it will cause severe damage to the name of Athletics..and those involved.

    A whistleblower leaked data belonging to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to the Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD/WDR containing more than 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes.

    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...sting-claims-800-athletes-olympics?CMP=twt_gu

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/01477db2-...d_links/rss/world/feed//product#axzz3heO34E00

    Link to documentary by German broadcaster ARD.
    "Doping – Top Secret: The Shadowy World of Athletics” http://www.daserste.de/information/...deos/geheimsache-doping-engl-version-100.html
     
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    Seb Coe basically saying 'nothing to see here, lets move on'. He has rubbished the findings of the worlds leading anti-doping experts in a bid to win the IAAF presidency for himself. Another fine example of how power and money corrupts.
     
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    He said the allegations were a decleration of war on athletics..at the moment that's what they are just 'allegations' until there is further evidence produced.

    The sunday times have responed to the IAAF statement.

    "The two experts used by the Sunday Times said they "rebutted each and every one" of the IAAF's "serious reservations", saying their judgements were based on the "entire blood-test profile for the athlete not just on individual scores".

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/athletics/33784236
     
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    Here's the full statement from two of the smartest anti-doping experts. I'd be taking their word over Coe's any day of the week. And the facts are the facts if you read the statement in full it pulls apart the IAAF's rebuttals. Rather than encourage an open and transparent investigation their mantra will likely to be try and control the message delivered to the media as Coe done yesterday. Very swift response by Ashenden and Parisotto.

    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sn73ks
     
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    Russia should be suspended from competition'

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    The World Anti Doping Agency have said that Russia should be suspended from competition until improved measures are taken.

    They've also accused the Russian government of 'direct intimidation' over their Moscow doping lab, which they say should lose its accreditation.

    A further recommendation says that 5 athletes and 5 coaches should be given lifetime doping bans.

    Much more to follow - you can listen to the press conference which is now due to start around 14:10 on BBC Radio 5 live

    (from bbc.co.uk)
     
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    See some Coleman fella won 100m world championships in front of one man and his dog in Doha.

    Remember the time I’d get up at all hours to watch the 100m World Championship final and would be one of the sporting highlights of the year. Didn’t even know it was on.
     
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    That lad avoided a ban this year on a technicality. The guy who came second is 37,ran 9.89 and has served two separate bans for doping. Bent as fuck.
     
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    Literally an empty stadium watching it. Shows where Athletics is at these days
     
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    Mary Cain from the Nike Oregon Project has spoken about the physical and mental abuse she suffered as part of the programme. Its disgraceful and with that and the cheating that went on theres a lot of calls to boycott Nike products which is fair enough and I'm not criticising anybody for that. But Nike have had been guilty of human rights abuses in their factories for a long time and the stories never garnered anything like the same type of outrage. Its yet another example of how we treat athletes and sport much differently to how we treat "normal" people whether its caring more about their troubles or being more forgiving of their flaws.
     

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