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  • Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

    It's good to see that some of the greats like MJ are finally giving their opinion on this matter. Here's what he said in British press:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_ ... 213615.stm

  • #2
    Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

    What he said:


    <<"If anything the victims are the people who ran the 100m relay at the World Championships with him - Darren Campbell and the other guys.

    "They stand to lose their medals and prize money - whenever someone is found to have been using performance enhancing dugs, whether knowingly or not, people lose out."

    What he was really saying:
    <<"If anything the victims are the people who ran the 400m relay at the World Championships with [Jerome Young] - Michael Johnson and the other guys.

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    • #3
      Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

      Come on, leave Mike alone. Why are you calling him a hypocrite? What wrong has he ever done? All he's saying is that when someone cheats there's a trickle-down effect and more people are affected than the person guilty of doping or cheating.

      For example: In Paris, in addition to the relays, the individual 100m might have been different if Dwain were not there...we can't redo the past, but it might have altered the final outcome and the way the heats were drawn, etc. There's just so much that it affects.

      So I don't see why Mike should be called a hypocrite.

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      • #4
        Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

        Please dis regard the last post...I made a mistake...you didn't call him hypocritical...

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        • #5
          Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

          I'm interested in seeing if MJ speaks out against any Nike athletes that test positive.

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          • #6
            Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

            You damn betcha I was calling him a hypocrite, althought that is not exactly the right word; but I'm not sure what is. Perhaps "disingenuous"? Crying crocodile tears for Darren Campbell when it's own Sydney 4x4 gold that he's most concerned about.

            There's absolutely nothing wrong with feeling that way (who wouldn't?), but be a man about it and say so up front sted of creating an analogy that goes unrecognized as such..

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            • #7
              Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

              Somewhere, quite possible in a freezer in Montreal (home to the anti-US crusader Dick Pound) is a sample on most anyone going back to Atlanta.

              Science has we have recently seen, while always a half step behind, may now or soon may be able to find what may have gone undiscovered back in the day.

              I am not qualified nor do I wish to call out anyone, just offering the question "Do you know where your sample(s) are?"

              My uneducated guess is that frozen samples could prove to be the yellow underbelly, below the tip of the iceberg we currently see.

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              • #8
                Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

                yeah coach: one day the whole story will soon come out...and hopefully there will not be the scapegoat BJ story, but all the real deal.

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                • #9
                  Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

                  It would also be good if he spoke up about the 4 x 400 relay team of which he and an "unnamed athlete" who tested positive for nandrolone were a member. He is supposed to have said that he will not give back his gold medal!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

                    I don't think he will comment further on the mess that involves his relay team. Plus he's too busy these days 'analyzing' people's careers!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

                      >Somewhere, quite possible in a freezer in
                      >Montreal (home to the anti-US crusader Dick
                      >Pound) is a sample on most anyone going back to
                      >Atlanta.


                      I wish that were true. Right now, it's the old pot calling the kettle black routine.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

                        i just read an article that they have piss from the 1984 olympics in the freezer....

                        that'd be a fun test to redo as our testing skills continue to improve with the recent antidrug push

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                        • #13
                          Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

                          i just read an article that they have piss from the 1984 olympics in the freezer....

                          that'd be a fun test to redo as our testing skills continue to improve with the recent antidrug push

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                          • #14
                            Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

                            Any one interesting in starting a petition to get those old drug tests results(most interesting in 1996) retested....I quess it wouldn't really matter since they still can't catch HGH cheaters.....

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                            • #15
                              Re: Michael Johnson's take on Dwain...

                              >Any one interesting in starting a petition to get
                              >those old drug tests results(most interesting in
                              >1996) retested....I quess it wouldn't really
                              >matter since they still can't catch HGH
                              >cheaters.....

                              Sure they can, just look for the 30 year old athletes wearing braces.

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