Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby Diamond Dog » 03 Aug 2015, 09:44

'skope wrote:yeah yeah. your arrogance speaks volumes.



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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Aug 2015, 13:12

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/33846035

Interesting. as much as I agree with the logic of her arguement, I find it incredible that she doesn't seem to be even the tiniest bit concerned that some of those people with abonrmal counts actually are cheating...she seems more concerned with the (quite likely) tiny proportion who will not be.

i smell a rat - maybe, just maybe, the anti-doping agencies are in on it too.
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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby Diamond Dog » 16 Aug 2015, 12:46

And well that's a surprise........

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/33948924

It seems the governing bodies are complicit.
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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby Diamond Dog » 23 Aug 2015, 16:56

Have some Gattlin.
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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby Diamond Dog » 27 Aug 2015, 14:05

Diamond Dog wrote:Have some Gattlin.



And again, you cheating cunt.
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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby Geezee » 27 Aug 2015, 14:59

Diamond Dog wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:Have some Gattlin.



And again, you cheating cunt.


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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby never/ever » 09 Aug 2016, 11:24

The thing with Sun Yang really has been boiling over here...apparently many of the Australian swimmers who had nothing to do with Mack Horton's outburst are being targeted by enraged Chinese fans. Through some officials China has demanded that Horton withdraws his comments and formally apologises....
China and Putin- the bullying never stops. Fuck them.
That episode makes me even more agreeing with a lifetime ban for drug cheats.
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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Aug 2016, 14:56

This is the problem - if a sportsman doesn't possess the moral fibre or nuance to say "No" to drugs...the chances are, they will re-offend even after a ban, because.... they don't possess the moral fibre or nuance to say "no"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/37042595

Great advert for athletes.
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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby The Red Nosed Heifer » 11 Aug 2016, 23:29

never/ever wrote:The thing with Sun Yang really has been boiling over here...apparently many of the Australian swimmers who had nothing to do with Mack Horton's outburst are being targeted by enraged Chinese fans. Through some officials China has demanded that Horton withdraws his comments and formally apologises....
China and Putin- the bullying never stops. Fuck them.
That episode makes me even more agreeing with a lifetime ban for drug cheats.


And good on the AOC for pretty much telling China to go fuck themselves and standing behind Mack, because he's 100% correct.
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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Aug 2017, 18:24

Worth a revisit....
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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby fire and fueryIre » 07 Aug 2017, 12:45

Good doc (Icarus) about this very issue just come out on Netflix
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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby Darkness_Fish » 07 Aug 2017, 13:07

Here's an interesting article about Justin Gatlin which argues (somewhat) against his demonisation:

http://www.sportsintegrityinitiative.co ... in-gatlin/
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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby Diamond Dog » 19 Dec 2017, 11:46

And here we go again...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/42409433

Of course, Justin, of course....
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Re: Drug cheats - is a lifetime ban correct?

Postby Diamond Dog » 02 Nov 2018, 12:49

Interesting that Bradley Wiggins has named Lance Armstrong - yes that Lance Armstrong- as one of his icons in his latest book.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/46051098

"I'm not condoning for one minute what Lance did," Wiggins said at an event before his official book tour this week.

"From the angle I wrote this book at, I couldn't not include him in it.

"In terms of how I feel, I'm not asking anyone to agree with me, but you can't change the way someone made you feel.

"At the end of the day, we're all human and if someone asks me now, I'm going to tell them what I think - I haven't got an agenda, I'm not in a team, and not everyone is going to like it."


Well well....
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