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  • #31
    Re: Thanou gets Olympic gold.

    The thought that these two infamous liars and druggies are not in prison and Thanou may get some medal makes one heartily sick.

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    • #32
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      Originally posted by lsabre
      The fact is that since the gold medal was left without an owner, following Marion Jones being scratched, Thanou had to be awarded that on the grounds of being the silver medallist. Apart from speculation, there is nothing substantial that weighs against her over her performance in Sydney. So there was no other way than award the medal to her. Simple things, there has got to be a winner in every single athletics competition.
      Not true. Sometimes victories are simply vacated and no one gets the Gold. That would be most appropriate in this case . . . IMO.

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      • #33
        Re: Thanou gets Olympic gold.

        Originally posted by Marlow
        Not true. Sometimes victories are simply vacated and no one gets the Gold. That would be most appropriate in this case . . . IMO.
        But there are no rules in place for retroactive sanctioning of results, unless there's proof/admission of PED use dating back to the competition in question. We all know Thanou was doping in 2000, but as it is, the rules make it clear she should get the gold.
        I'm all in favour of life-time bans + expunging ALL former results by PED users. However, these are not the current rules; to my mind, Thanou should be in jail (for perjury), but with the gold medal to keep her company on lonely nights. Too bad she and KKK got away with suspended sentences which are not likely to be changed on appeal :evil:

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        • #34
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          They are both disgraced, their medals will always be asterisked (at least unofficially). AFAIAC, they don't exist. Just like the sprinter ahead of Thanou in Sydney, whose name escapes me anymore.
          "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
          by Thomas Henry Huxley

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          • #35
            Re: Thanou gets Olympic gold.

            Originally posted by Pego
            AFAIAC, they don't exist.
            ZACKLY (Zero Acceptance Concerning Kederis's Lying Yarn)

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            • #36
              Re: Thanou gets Olympic gold.

              Vindication at last. I knew their lawyers could prove them innocent. You should all be ashamed of yourselves for doubting!!!

              The truth is always the winner in a court of law.

              "This is a vindication that we have been talking about and fighting for, for seven years," said Maria Kevga, the lawyer for Thanou and Tzekos. "We always believed we would get it in court."

              Greek sprinters acquitted on appeal

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              • #37
                Re: Thanou gets Olympic gold.

                Eternal burning in hell is too good for this trio. IMOVHO, of course.

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                • #38
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                  "The truth is always the winner in a court of law."

                  just ask DSK.

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                  • #39
                    Re: Thanou gets Olympic gold.

                    Tzekos, the coach, said that "we have been totally vindicated."
                    Ah yes

                    The appeals court upheld the conviction of the athletes' coach, Christos Tzekos, on charges of possession and storage of illegal substances, but acquitted him of a perjury charge relating to the motorcycle crash. The court reduced his initial sentence of 33 months in jail to 12 months, suspended for three years.
                    Complete vindication

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