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  • #31
    Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

    Originally posted by peach77
    Presuming she is/has always been clean (and I have no reason to doubt her), just how frustrated would you be if you were Debbie Ferguson? It must hurt. BADLY!
    Dont swear for Debbie or anyone else, let us allow it to all unfold HOw can we swear for any sprinter into today situation. Debbie is a changed sprinter, look for some good runs from her this year.

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    • #32
      Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

      Originally posted by gh
      Originally posted by mump boy
      ... A very simple google search would tell you all you need to know about Mark Block, i would have thought most people would at least want to know the basics about the person who is representing them.
      Not sure what you found on google, but there was something that suggested he wasn't a suitable agent, then the IAAF needs to be taken to task for listing him as one of their certified representatives. That should be the gold standard by which athletes make their choices.
      Surely since the whole BALCO conflama and his name being all over it the IAAF knew exactly what he was?

      Why the IAAF did nothing about it I don't know.

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      • #33
        Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

        Originally posted by gh
        Originally posted by mump boy
        ... A very simple google search would tell you all you need to know about Mark Block, i would have thought most people would at least want to know the basics about the person who is representing them.
        Not sure what you found on google, but there was something that suggested he wasn't a suitable agent, then the IAAF needs to be taken to task for listing him as one of their certified representatives. That should be the gold standard by which athletes make their choices.
        Common knowledge to anyone who had the slightest interest. All this shows is that many athletes have no interest in their sport.
        i deserve extra credit

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        • #34
          Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

          Originally posted by PCSExponent
          Originally posted by mump boy
          i can only count 2 clean and i would bet my house on one of them being as dirty as her training partner
          When was Nku banned?
          She failed a test in 2006 but there seems to be some confusion over whether she was banned or not. Either way she retired straight afterwards. So she is deffo of my list of clean athletes in that race :?
          i deserve extra credit

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          • #35
            Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

            Originally posted by Alucard
            Debbie is a changed sprinter, look for some good runs from her this year.
            How much more can she change at her age? She's been doing this for a long time and has been in tip top shape (at least visually) for the past few years or so.

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            • #36
              Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

              Originally posted by Flumpy
              .....

              Surely since the whole BALCO conflama and his name being all over it the IAAF knew exactly what he was?

              Why the IAAF did nothing about it I don't know.
              Because, fortunately, the IAAF doesn't have a lynch-mob mindset and acts on real evidence, not street chatter.

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              • #37
                Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

                I'm not suggesting they should do anything else.

                I'm simply questioning why it has taken all this time. Did they start investigating straight away or this a recent occurence?

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                • #38
                  Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

                  When did who start investigating? If you mean the IAAF, it's completely out of their hands. Partially by design (I repeat, they're out of the penalty business), and partially because the IAAF certainly has no jurisdiction in an investigation launched by U.S. legal authorities and then picked up by USADA.

                  Is what a recent occurrence? I have no first (or second/third/fourth....) hand knowledge, but since all the transgressions go back almost a decade at this point, obviously the scouring of the BALCO records coughed up all kinds of gems, and they're being prosecuted on a case-by-case basis. And we may well not have seen the end of it.

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                  • #39
                    Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

                    Originally posted by mump boy
                    who can be bothered to work out the implications of Zhanna losing medals?

                    Does this mean Playboy has to run a picture of her with clothes on--?

                    .

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                    • #40
                      Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

                      Originally posted by 7-sided
                      Originally posted by Jon
                      An in-depth look at the mess that has become women's championships sprint finals from '97-'04:
                      http://www.athleticsweekly.com/blog/med ... th-medals/
                      This in incredibly sad and has denied a lot of athletes medals and potential earnings.

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                      • #41
                        Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

                        Originally posted by PCSExponent
                        ...At any rate, I have to agree with what you posted some years back (or was it flump? it's easy to distinguish between you 2 while reading your posts, but after data assimilation, all you 2 ever post runs into a single mental file under "muflmp") - we should skip all the "meddling" and award all golds in 100m & 200m from 1997 onwards to DF.
                        All gold medals? I sense their frustration [and their gift of hyperbole] but that's overkill. It has been mentioned on this thread already and it bears repeating, I SWEAR FOR NO (WO)MAN! However, I do think the biggest losers are American athletes - who because of American sprint depth - have to walk away from the sport because they don't have the $$ to properly develop; couldn't get the lane in Europe or the contract with the shoe company when they don't make a team.

                        Back to the immediate ramifications of the thread...if this is like last few years, then USADA will announce 2 - 3 more disqualifications before World Champs with the last being within a month of the Daegu Opening Ceremonies.

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                        • #42
                          Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

                          Originally posted by tandfman
                          Originally posted by Jon
                          An in-depth look at the mess that has become women's championships sprint finals from '97-'04:
                          http://www.athleticsweekly.com/blog/med ... th-medals/
                          I think you've missed one. I believe Inger Miller lost a medal at the 1999 World Indoors after she tested positive for caffeine.
                          I gave Miller the benefit of the doubt, given that she only received a public warning for caffeine and DQ of that one performance. It's not quite on the same level as those who served a ban for PEDs.

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                          • #43
                            Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

                            They may have flip-flopped yet again, but I believe that by todays' rules Miller wouldn't even have been a DQ.

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                            • #44
                              Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

                              Inger wasn't suspended,nor banned. It was caffeine which as subsequently removed from the stimulant list altogether.

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                              • #45
                                Re: Mark Block given 10yrs for supplying drugs to Zhanna Blo

                                Originally posted by Jon
                                I gave Miller the benefit of the doubt, given that she only received a public warning for caffeine and DQ of that one performance. It's not quite on the same level as those who served a ban for PEDs.
                                Of course it isn't. But she lost her medal nonetheless.

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