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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:59 pm    Post subject: The Elephant in the Track & Field Room Reply with quote

We haven't had a Poll on a Friday for a while. Is it only a matter of time before the world of Track & Field has it's Lance Moment?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not sure it will...there's too much at stake....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not until the career is no longer successful. Then hes washed up and can be "caught" and punished.

With yet another swimbler caught this week, I recon there are very few top athletes genuinely "clean"
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there's no similar character to fall down... The only one remotely similar is Bolt, and I don't think many people would be at all surprised, or particularly bothered, 100m sprinting is not controversial.

So no, the dopers being caught would not matter much to athletics
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is too much money at stake for the system to collapse which is why you just get the odd one or two being caught....Lance was a big fish in a much smaller pond and whilst the system played him and he played the system, ultimately it was bound to fail. Athletics is more like football, they actually couldn't give a feck about what you or I think because the machine will continue to keep rolling on...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is the "Meh - whatever" option ?

It can't be a Real Friday Poll(tm) without some ungrateful wazzock complaining about the lack of a third (or fourth) option Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't some of the mighty already fallen?

I've been reminded this week of the Ben Johnson - first past the line in the 100m at the Olympics in Seoul. In fact has certain other parallels with certain cyclist
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would think Nike had learned their lesson about associating with drugs cheats.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/32051389

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Controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin has been given a new sponsorship deal by US sportswear giant Nike.
The 33-year-old American dominated the 100m and 200m in 2014, and is some experts' favourite to win a golden double at August's World Championships.
But Gatlin is a divisive figure, having served two doping bans, including a four-year suspension between 2006-2010.
Ex-Team GB star Jason Gardener said: "Nothing surprises me but this another bad message being sent by our sport."

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

doug wrote:
You would think Nike had learned their lesson about associating with drugs cheats.


I suspect they learnt the lesson very well - the coverage is well worth it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jibberjim wrote:
Well there's no similar character to fall down... The only one remotely similar is Bolt, and I don't think many people would be at all surprised, or particularly bothered, 100m sprinting is not controversial.

So no, the dopers being caught would not matter much to athletics

I think we already had that when Ben Johnson got caught,and sprinting survived that.

As for people big enough to matter, most people can't distinguish between the Kenyans and the Ethiopians, so if it isn't Haile then nobody cares there.
It has to be one of their local heroes, which then is a limited tragedy, it doesn't matter much.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jibberjim wrote:
doug wrote:
You would think Nike had learned their lesson about associating with drugs cheats.


I suspect they learnt the lesson very well - the coverage is well worth it.


Yep. Nike don't care about drugged up performances.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't this happen to Ben Johnson quite a few years ago?
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: The Elephant in the Track & Field Room Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
We haven't had a Poll on a Friday for a while. Is it only a matter of time before the world of Track & Field has it's Lance Moment?


I believe we had a Friday poll just this last Friday. IIRC.


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: The Elephant in the Track & Field Room Reply with quote

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Jorgan wrote:
We haven't had a Poll on a Friday for a while. Is it only a matter of time before the world of Track & Field has it's Lance Moment?


I believe we had a Friday poll just this last Friday. IIRC.


Razz


This thread started ages ago. Do keep up Schedy!
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point. Well made.

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