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  • MJR
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    Originally posted by SoCal45 View Post

    sure...separate race walking from Track and Field...leave them to their own misery and corruption!
    Another in a long line of SAEs against RWing. A normal Saturday, I guess.

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  • 26mi235
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    Originally posted by SoCal45 View Post

    sure...separate race walking from Track and Field...leave them to their own misery and corruption!
    The pot calling the kettle black, but maybe even worse.

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  • SoCal45
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    Originally posted by typpo View Post
    Jared Tallent would be liking his chances again in Rio, after being presented with gold from London just last week. Will there ever be an end to this nonsense?
    sure...separate race walking from Track and Field...leave them to their own misery and corruption!

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  • Tuariki
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    Justice confirmed and reinforced

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  • gh
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    Swiss federal court says Schwazer is out.... story on home page

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  • MJR
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    Simply not buying the Italian court's premise. Other than protection against crimes in Italy, don't see how it has any effect on WADA, WA or the IOC, based on jurisdiction. Would love to read the full decision.

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  • gh
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    WADA not happy with Italian judge's commentary

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  • El Toro
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    Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post
    Another possible scenario is that there is corruption within the Italian Anti-Doping Agency (a NADO that has had many compliance issues), they tested his sample and it was "clean", then a lab in a different country tests it and it's not clean.

    It will be very interesting to see what happens with his case.
    It doesn't have to be corruption, just inconsistency or incompetence. This is why WADA send anonymous samples to all labs to ensure they maintain testing standards after certification. Some of them have lost certification because they produced inconsistent results for different samples with same content.

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  • gh
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    see story now on home page: Italian court clears Schwazer.

    story doesn't address whether or not that court has any binding on WADA and or CAS

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  • polevaultpower
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    It sounds like Schwazer may be the first athlete busted for the steroid portion of the biological passport? His test in May put his January test out of line in his passport, so a special retest was done of the January sample and synthetic testosterone was found.

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  • rats123
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    So will they ban Italy from the Olympics as well?

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  • polevaultpower
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    Another possible scenario is that there is corruption within the Italian Anti-Doping Agency (a NADO that has had many compliance issues), they tested his sample and it was "clean", then a lab in a different country tests it and it's not clean.

    It will be very interesting to see what happens with his case.

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  • tm71
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    Originally posted by MJR View Post
    During replays everyone looks like they false start and hooks the hurdle and passes out of the zone too. That's why replays are not used to make decisions on the field of play, only to confirm decisions if needed. Learn the rules and how they're applied in the events, please.
    u could do without the sarcasm and pstronizing. I have been watching track and field for 35 yrs and I know the rules very well thank u very much. Personally I find the walk very difficult to digest and follow. The event has done nothing to even get die hard track and field fans like myself to watch it. I won't even try to venture as to how many non track and field fans could follow it.

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  • 26mi235
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    It only takes a little bit of clear thinking to realize that you cannot have a rule based on high-speed film for an event where each participant takes 20,000 or 50,000 steps. It has to be based on what can be seen by a trained eye. Since there is both some advantage of breaking the rule and fatigue that sets in from trying to run it right on the edge, yes, you will see violations if you use high-speed film and look at multiple steps. But since the rule is what is visible to a trained eye, it is not cheating; I think that it your misinterpretation/ignorance of the sport.

    As for the 'anti-doping' guy; he just lost all credibility. He is saying that some modest levels of testosterone taken more than a decade ago still has a big effect on the muscles is silly. If it worked that way, the way to develop athletes is to have them take steroids for a number of years and not be a competing athlete, then back off and start at low level competitions and by the time you are good enough to compete at the top you would have nothing detectable except for the great muscle development. Since no one does it this way, it does not work. There is no real evidence (weak evidence from rat studies with high levels of steroids where the extended period of assistance is measured in days and weeks does not remotely provide evidence of the supposed effect. High-level usage will have some carryover, most likely, in part because the athlete has been able to train at a higher level because of the PEDs (not just that the PEDs made them 'bigger'), but this notion that after a decade Gatlin is getting a big bump is "not even wrong".

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  • MJR
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    Originally posted by tm71 View Post
    My criticism had nothing to do with doping because every event has had dopers. I am more put off by the subjectivity of the rules in regards to contact with the ground. During the replays it looks like everyone is running but not everyone gets DQed.
    During replays everyone looks like they false start and hooks the hurdle and passes out of the zone too. That's why replays are not used to make decisions on the field of play, only to confirm decisions if needed. Learn the rules and how they're applied in the events, please.

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