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  • IAAF Sanctions: Mother Russia Continues to Bleed...

    Race walker Anatoly Kukushkin, distance runner Anton Jarov, steeplechase runner Roman Usov and runner Julia Smirnova are the latest athletes punished by the Russian athletics federation, the International Association of Athletics Federations said on its Web site Thursday.
    http://www.pr-inside.com/four-more-russ ... 899648.htm

  • #2
    some mickey-mouse suspensions

    a stimulant ?!

    strychnine ??!!

    not sure who in their right mind woud use strychnine is an enhancer, but it's on the list ?!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by eldrick
      not sure who in their right mind woud use strychnine is an enhancer, but it's on the list ?!
      Are you kidding? It was the PED of choice just a few years ago!

      In the St. Louis Olympic Games of 1904, the marathon runner, Thomas Hicks, was given strychnine mixed with brandy, in order to inject a bit more pace into his last few kilometres of running.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by eldrick
        not sure who in their right mind woud use strychnine is an enhancer, but it's on the list ?!

        Thomas Hicks.

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        • #5
          That's how many Russians suspended for doping offences this year? I've lost count.

          Surely there has to be some penalty for the Russian federation after all this? Couldn't the team at least be suspended from international competition?

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          • #6
            banning a counry is a ridiculous route ( weightlifting fed did it to bulgars, but that was nonsense decision )

            blanket ban penalises innocent athletes - they can't compete

            you can only increase random testing in the country & wada/iaaf can only demand that ruskie fed increases random testing to a level they feel is commensurate with a country of that size/importance - you may still get just as many bans for 1st coupla years ( likely more bans ) & ruskie becomes a pariah which makes greece look like utopia, but the weight of testing will eventually have a crushing downward pressure & reduce down number of athletes risking to take drugs & clean up that country

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            • #7
              How Many

              Just think of how many they would find if WADA was allowed in there. I understand WADA is not allowed in Russia. Any truth to that.

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              • #8
                Perhaps the right tack is to take away Moscow's hosting of the 2011 Worlds; of course, since a Russian bank is major IAAF sponsor, chances of that happening are......

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                • #9
                  http://sochi2014.com/35124

                  Since March 2003, Russia has scrupulously abided by WADA s guidelines with the adoption of the World Anti-Doping Code by the Russian Olympic Committee, and the Russian government s signature of the Copenhagen declaration

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by eldrick
                    http://sochi2014.com/35124

                    Since March 2003, Russia has scrupulously abided by WADA s guidelines with the adoption of the World Anti-Doping Code by the Russian Olympic Committee, and the Russian government s signature of the Copenhagen declaration
                    We signed many Treaties w/ the Native Americans and did not ever live up to the terms agreed upon there either....

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                    • #11
                      i'm failing to find geronimo's john hancock on any wada treaty...

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                      • #12
                        Re: How Many

                        Originally posted by Jumpman
                        Just think of how many they would find if WADA was allowed in there. I understand WADA is not allowed in Russia. Any truth to that.
                        WADA et al can get into Russia, but with a bit of difficulty. There are also local testers they can use as well which is easier. The bigger trouble with Russia is a law that makes it impossible to transport samples out of the country. No problems as there is a WADA lab in Moscow....but all labs are not made equal and don't have the same expereince as others...particularly with difficult things like an EPO test.

                        Russia also have just created an anti-doping agency (same thing as USADA). Will take them time to get working and just like USADA some time to earn the trust of everyone)

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                        • #13
                          There's also a problem with nations in which the national government might be taking an active role in a doping program. The minute a WADA inspector presents his passport, his arrival in the country may be transmitted directly to the athletics authorities. Indeed, if there's a visa process, advance warning may be weeks in length, no? (I'm not saying Russia does this, of course.)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gh
                            (I'm not saying Russia does this, of course.)
                            Of course :wink:

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                            • #15
                              Re: How Many

                              Originally posted by Swoosher
                              No problems as there is a WADA lab in Moscow....but all labs are not made equal and don't have the same expereince as others...particularly with difficult things like an EPO test
                              no problem here - wada insists on quality control before a lab is deemed fit to analyse samples

                              if moscow is an accredited lab, then it has reached standard required

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