Zika Infections v Drug Cheats

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Zika Infections v Drug Cheats

Postby Crompton » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:13 pm

Thread to see which wins.

Drugs Cheat might hold the advantage with some Russian athletes allowed to complete.

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Re: Zika Infections v Drug Cheats

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Re: Zika Infections v Drug Cheats

Postby Schlocky » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:28 am

THE Olympic Games have been rocked by their first doping case with Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi allegedly set to face a CAS hearing today into a positive drugs test.

Brazilian news website estadao.com has today reported that Chen returned a positive blood test prior to arriving in Rio for the Olympic Games.

The Chinese swimming association were allegedly informed two days ago of the suspension and have taken the matter to CAS (Court of Arbitration of Sport) which has been specifically set up in Rio to deal with the number of pre-Games doping appeals for Russian athletes wanting to compete at these Games.


No Zika virus yet BUT


Belgian sailor Evie Van Acker is the first Olympian to become sick after sailing in Rio’s polluted Guanabara Bay, the AP reports.

Van Acker, who won bronze in the Laser Radial class in 2012, reportedly felt under the weather after sailing on Wednesday. Now she is in danger of missing the medal round later this week.

According to the AP, Van Acker also got sick from sailing Guanabara Bay during a test event in July. She had reportedly not fully recovered as of Wednesday.

“Evi caught a bacteria in early July that causes dysentery,” coach Wil Van Bladel told the AP. “Doctors say this can seriously disrupt energy levels for three months. It became clear yesterday that she lacked energy during tough conditions. She could not use full force for a top condition. … The likelihood that she caught it here during contact with the water is very big.”

The Belgian Olympic Committee told the AP in a statement that Van Acker had a “serious gastrointestinal infection a few weeks ago.” They added: “”She has not fully recovered. It makes it difficult for her to go through long periods of sustained effort.”

World Sailing spokesman Darryl Seibel said that Van Acker’s illness appears to be an isolated case, as she is the only sailor who was reported feeling sick in the first days of the sailing events.

Guanabara Bay’s pollution was one of the most highly scrutinised topics in the lead-up to the Olympics. A 16-month study by the AP showed that both Guanabara Bay and Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon were teeming with dangerous levels of bacteria, viruses, and raw human sewage.

“Don’t put your head underwater,” Dr. Valerie Harwood, the chair of the University of South Florida’s department of integrative biology, warned athletes ahead of the Olympics.

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Re: Zika Infections v Drug Cheats

Postby Trampas » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:36 am

“I’ve Been Waiting For This Day For fking Months” Zika Mosquito Says As Golf Begins

http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2016/0 ... lf-begins/

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Re: Zika Infections v Drug Cheats

Postby Schlocky » Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:32 pm

interesting read from 2003
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/ ... 07806.html

gotta love that name Dick Pound
Hi honey, I'm Dick Pound now spread 'em

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Re: Zika Infections v Drug Cheats

Postby Trampas » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:55 am

Schlocky wrote:interesting read from 2003
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/ ... 07806.html

gotta love that name Dick Pound
Hi honey, I'm Dick Pound now spread 'em


Everyone one of the Seoul 100m final have failed a drugs test.

Lewis was pissed off his drugs weren't as good as Ben Johnston

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Re: Zika Infections v Drug Cheats

Postby Ianovich » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:28 am

Gatlin still allowed to compete and US allow him to represent them

Mind you, drug cheating is in their culture - they just seem to shrug it off as long as they are winners..

Probably as state sponsored as the Russians

You only have to look at NFL and Baseball where they have known about it for decades yet cheered it on..

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Re: Zika Infections v Drug Cheats

Postby Trampas » Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:20 pm

Baseball if caught on drugs you take a few days off


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