Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
I honestly don't know! &, IIRC, Jaap Stam (Dutch footballer) actually got 5 months for testing postive for nandrolone. No consistency across sports, obviously.
Mike Selvey talks about drugs in cricket in today's Guardian:
He's coming from the same sort of place as me WRT Warney:
"Getting on for four years ago, at the last World Cup, when it was revealed that Shane Warne had tested positive for a banned diuretic, he claimed it had been taken for reasons of vanity. It was none the less a fact that diuretics of that kind were known masking agents and that the timescale of Warne's comeback from a dislocated shoulder had been very rapid. When his subsequent two-year ban was halved, the chairman of Wada, **** Pound, apparently went incandescent."
EDIT: "****" = popular diminutive of Richard.
I think **** Pound is American or Canadian, maybe he should look into Baseball where they are legally allowed to take a number of drugs which are banned by just about every other sport in the World.
Still not arguing I think Mr Warne should have copped two years, but don't think it is as bad as testing positive for drugs. Not sure but I imagine the Aussie team is tested more than just about any other team in World sport