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Athletics thread

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Jurgen the German, 27 Aug 2015.

  1. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Chris Jones

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    I don't follow Athletics that much apart from the Olympics which I do watch on a daily basis when it's on. But I'm glad Justin Gatlin did not win the 100m or 200m in Beijing at the World Championships. How can someone test positive not once but TWICE and still be allowed back into the sport?
     
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    Superhudd Simon Davies

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    I love the hypocrisy of it all.. the whole BBC lambasting Gatlin all day every day until he was beaten in the 100m then straight after the 200m today we have that Ohuruogu women in the 400m.. the panel in Manchester and the commentators gushing over and wanting to win. Laughable.
     
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    Seedy Ron Edgar Davids

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    She was banned for missed tests in fairness, rather than failed tests (as I understand it). Although admittedly one may indicate t'other I suppose.

    Plus Gatlin runs in the blue riband event of athletics, fair or not there's going to be more scrutiny of that. His first ban appears to be explainable by his ADHD medication (or whatever it was), the second he doesn't mention so much...
     
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    Jurgen the German Chris Jones

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    Sprinters normally peak in their mid to late 20s, given Gatlin's age (33) and previous bans, I don't believe what I'm seeing i.e. he must still be on something.
     
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    Jurgen the German Chris Jones

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    The BBC have really gone for him, every time they mention him it's "two time drug cheat Justin Gatlin".
     
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    Kenyan Spur Milenko Acimovic

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    I notice that Great Britain is in 4th. spot with 3 Gold medals.
    Not bad !!!
     
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    Superted Jonathan Woodgate

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