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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:57 am    Post subject: horse doping Reply with quote

I can't decide if this is a running related topic, so Open Mic Night it is...

http://www.insidethegames.com/show-news.php?id=3348

"Olympic horses B-samples come back positive"

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How ridiculous, now they start injecting their horses. People never learn do they? About illegal performance-enhancing drugs, I think they actually don't help in performance at all. So many athletes have doped and they actually didn't make them unique. Sprinters for example-with so many that doped, we should be seeing 9.5s. I've even seen normal bodybuilders look more sculpted than those that take dope. What do you think?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I disagree strongly. History has proven that many of the "clean" athletes doped all along, just they were never caught. Who's to say that it's even possible to run sub-10 clean? We have no idea what the true baseline measurement is.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does that mean Usain...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It means we have no way of knowing. A clean test result has been shown to mean nothing.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well then I guess my dad may be right, drugs are advancing. Where there are rules, there's also cheating.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any information on how these horses performed? Only IF they were caught after.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know anything beyond what's in the article.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh ok then, I thought you caught horse racing during the Olympics.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was Equestrian. They don't have horse racing in the Olympics, as far as I know. But given some of the wacky events that have been added, it wouldn't shock me...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'm not 100% sure what the exact type of competition was, just the competition involving horses is important Smile
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