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  • Abeba Aregawi positive for Meldonium, A&B

    According to reports, Abeba Aregawi has tested positive in a drug test.
    Awaiting the B sample results.

    There are many people tweeting about it, including several women who would benefit if Aregawi were to be banned!

    I hesitated in posting this, but I'm certain this is a legit report!

    ADD: There's an article on the front page about this!
    Last edited by gh; 03-09-2016, 05:11 PM.

  • #2
    Why was this made public without a B sample?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dave View Post
      Why was this made public without a B sample?
      Possibly because they had to announce why she was suspended.

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      • #4
        Annimarie Korte has tweeted that Swedish newspapers said the test was made in Ethiopia in January, and the substance is Meldonium.
        She also says that Meldonium only became a banning substance on January 1 of this year!

        ADD: Korte just tweeted---
        Meldonium pills can be simply bought anywhere online--even on Amazon. 40 pills cost 20 Euros, so quite cheap way to dope.
        Unquote.
        Last edited by aaronk; 02-29-2016, 07:47 PM.

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        • #5
          The Associated Press is now reporting that 9 Ethiopian runners are currently being investigated. Story linked on front page.

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          • #6
            if B positive...ban them all for like...enough of this crap

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            • #7
              how about Rio without Russians, Kenyans or Ethiopians? If nine Ethiopians test postive kick all of them out.

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              • #8
                It will be a very different set of results with those countries missing.

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                • #9
                  the whole t&f world has been like a house of cards for the last few months, just one after another. I think if we can get find ourselves Jamaican and American doping scandals that will be every major country with a scandal since december. None of this is surprising, i mean we all know that most top athletes are doped to the gills, we just try to pretend that what we see is real most of the time.

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                  • #10
                    Meldonium is similar in mechanism of action to trimetazidine aka Vastarel MR, an anti-ischaemic agent used to increase blood flow to the coronary arteries. I am figuring it helps an athlete to recover faster. I have patients on this medication, these are not people considering to run track, not by a long shot.
                    why don't people pronounce vowels anymore

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                    • #11
                      Meldonium has been shown to improve endurance performance as well as recovery after exercise.

                      http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1....1788/abstract

                      Not advised for pregnant women from what I gather. The wisdom of the entire drug prohibition regime can be questioned but, within that regime, adding Meldonium to list of banned drugs seems logically supported.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DentyCracker View Post
                        Meldonium is similar in mechanism of action to trimetazidine aka Vastarel MR, an anti-ischaemic agent used to increase blood flow to the coronary arteries. I am figuring it helps an athlete to recover faster. I have patients on this medication, these are not people considering to run track, not by a long shot.
                        Vdovina Ryzhova was given 9 months for trimetazidine in a very similar situation- right after it was added to forbidden list. It will be interesting to see the punishment in this case.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DentyCracker View Post
                          Meldonium is similar in mechanism of action to trimetazidine aka Vastarel MR, an anti-ischaemic agent used to increase blood flow to the coronary arteries. I am figuring it helps an athlete to recover faster. I have patients on this medication, these are not people considering to run track, not by a long shot.
                          I had to look it up. It apparently "improves exercise tolerance in angina pectoris patients." Does that mean that it does the same in normal cardiac vasculature? I am most skeptical.
                          "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                          by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                          • #14
                            Am i supposed to be outraged that someone failed a test for something that was only added to banned list 2 weeks before ?

                            She may have been unaware that it was now banned (which is no legal excuse but very possible). She may have taken it 2 weeks previously and it was still in her system

                            I can't get bothered about this one i'm afraid
                            i deserve extra credit

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mump boy View Post
                              Am i supposed to be outraged that someone failed a test for something that was only added to banned list 2 weeks before?
                              Why would anyone be outraged that someone failed a test for any substance?

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