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  • Seeksreal
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    That is looking at it from a moral perspective and I am not going to argue that. The actual rules are based on other criteria, though, so the moral speculation is purely academic in this case. Should the athletes be cleared with just a warning, it is up to the Jamaican Federation to decide whether or not the athletes should compete in Berlin. They have achieved the qualifying standard independent of this particular meet which is the determining factor for their eligibility aside from the potential doping ban.

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  • rudawal
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    iThe reason why you don't recognize a wind-assisted time for record purposes is because records establish benchmarks. Only the experts on this board can compare vastly different times and adjust for varying wind readings. So too with a trial. The trial is held to see how athletes will compete against each other in the same conditions, and that applies across the board including the levels of pharmachological assistance. Any perceived advantage - however innocently acquired - invalidates the spirit of the trial. The real Blake did not turn up, for all intents and purposes, so he couldn't qualify.

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  • Seeksreal
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    The terms of trials are determined by each nation's federation and not the IAAF. The IAAF sets the qualifying standards, but the team selection process is done differently in each country.

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  • rudawal
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    Have Blake and company qualified for the WC?

    In a televison appearance on TVJ this evening Dr. Paul Wright, a WADA representative as far as I could ascertain, and Mr. Teddy McCook of IAAF, raised the interesting spectre, that the 5 athletes who tested positive - even if they are absolved of all blame or let off with a warning - may not go to the WC for the simple reason that, wittingly or unwittingly, they breached the terms and condtions of the trials. This seems logical on the face of it.
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