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    Zhanna Block has been handed a two-year ban starting from 6 October 2011 for doping violations in 2002-3.

    http://uaf.org.ua/ua/component/content/ ... 55-42.html

    Doesn't say whether her results will be annulled from that time. Of course she was a two-time world champ outdoors before that in 1997 and 2001, she won the 2003 world indoor 60m.

    Husband Mark Block is already serving a 10-year ban (as an agent/coach).

    Obscure 800 runner Svitlana Chervan has also been banned for what I think is trafficking.

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    Re: TWO YEAR BAN FOR BLOCK

    Originally posted by andyjgt
    Zhanna Block has been handed a two-year ban starting from 6 October 2011
    I thought she retired a long time ago, so what's the point of the ban? It's only the possible annulment of past results that's of any interest in this case.
    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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    • #3
      Re: TWO YEAR BAN FOR BLOCK

      Originally posted by Powell
      Originally posted by andyjgt
      Zhanna Block has been handed a two-year ban starting from 6 October 2011
      I thought she retired a long time ago, so what's the point of the ban? It's only the possible annulment of past results that's of any interest in this case.
      I (surprisingly) haven't seen anything about her officially retiring (even on the UAF site), even though she hasn't had any results since 2006. Stephanie Graf is also currently banned even though she retired even earlier, so there is a precedent. (Graf has not had any results annulled btw, at least not according to Tilastopaja).
      The doping offences relate to 2002-3, but like Jones, she was most likely doping before that. Her performances fell off in 2004.

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      • #4
        Re: TWO YEAR BAN FOR BLOCK

        I'm all for bans after an athlete's competitive seasons are over like in this case with Block. It should be part of the narrative of drug cheats that they were once caught - even if we can't take back all of the medals. Why I feel it matters? In 2003, Zhanna Block ran for the women's committee of the IAAF. She wasn't elected. In 2007, Block again ran for a seat on the women's committee of the IAAF. Again, she wasn't elected. And, if not for being under investigation, she probably would have run again in 2011. The sport must do all it can to keep drug cheats out of the sport and that would include the administration of the sport.

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        • #5
          Re: TWO YEAR BAN FOR BLOCK

          Another ten years after... Well,its too late! Zhanna Block forever!!!

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          • #6
            Re: TWO YEAR BAN FOR BLOCK

            http://www2.iaaf.org/WCH01/Results/data/W/100/Rf.html

            1 4 799 Pintusevich-Block Zhanna UKR
            2 5 361 Thánou Ekateríni GRE
            3 6 42 Sturrup Chandra BAH
            4 1 821 Gaines Chryste USA
            5 8 41 Ferguson Debbie BAH
            6 2 578 Nku Mercy NGR
            7 855 White Kelli USA DQ
            3 830 Jones Marion USA DQ

            leaves 3 athletes in the 2001 w100m wc final without a prior or subsequent doping violation.
            .

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            • #7
              Re: TWO YEAR BAN FOR BLOCK

              Sheesh I thought she was long gone from the track scene years ago :shock:

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              • #8
                Re: TWO YEAR BAN FOR BLOCK

                Originally posted by maroon
                http://www2.iaaf.org/WCH01/Results/data/W/100/Rf.html

                1 4 799 Pintusevich-Block Zhanna UKR
                2 5 361 Thánou Ekateríni GRE
                3 6 42 Sturrup Chandra BAH
                4 1 821 Gaines Chryste USA
                5 8 41 Ferguson Debbie BAH
                6 2 578 Nku Mercy NGR
                7 855 White Kelli USA DQ
                3 830 Jones Marion USA DQ

                leaves 3 athletes in the 2001 w100m wc final without a prior or subsequent doping violation.
                .
                Didn't Mercy Nku fail a test at some point. There are reports that she did although she denies it (Can't find an official verification either way) if so that just leaves 2 and the less said about one of them the better.

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                • #9
                  Re: TWO YEAR BAN FOR BLOCK

                  I believe Nku failed a test in 2006.

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                  • #10
                    Re: TWO YEAR BAN FOR BLOCK

                    Originally posted by Flumpy
                    so that just leaves 2 and the less said about one of them the better.
                    And the other one was Marion Jones's training partner.
                    Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                    • #11
                      Re: TWO YEAR BAN FOR BLOCK

                      That's the one I was talking about. Women's sprinting in the 00's really was trainwreck.

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                      • #12
                        Re: TWO YEAR BAN FOR BLOCK

                        ok, it is worse than i thought and sort of shocking. also reminds me how much i like dfm and that she should have been on my top 20 list, if even for just this fact alone, lol. but i love her otherwise -- she always has a great attitude, win, place or show.

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                        • #13
                          Re: TWO YEAR BAN FOR BLOCK

                          Couldn't agree more.

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