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    Seb Coe - Head of IAAF

    What a sham!

    Athletics is a joke and his appointment has set it back years

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    What a sham!

    Athletics is a joke and his appointment has set it back years
    How so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    How so?
    Athletics is currently facing arguably its biggest crisis with allegations of widespread doping that may have been swept under the carpet

    These include:

    •A total of 800 athletes in disciplines from 800m to the marathon registered values which, according to the definition of the biological passport of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are regarded as suspicious or even highly suspicious;

    •In the analysis of the blood levels of the medal-winners at world championships and Olympics between 2001 and 2012, every third medal was won by athletes, for whom experts have identified suspicious blood values in the database; and

    •For every sixth medal winner at least one, they claimed, had doped in the course of his/her career.

    For his part, Coe is a politician these days and self-interest is paramount

    As such, it is strongly suspected by most that he will attempt to sweep it all under the carpet as to do anything else will require an attack on the federations that have just elected him president

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Athletics is currently facing arguably its biggest crisis with allegations of widespread doping that may have been swept under the carpet

    These include:

    •A total of 800 athletes in disciplines from 800m to the marathon registered values which, according to the definition of the biological passport of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are regarded as suspicious or even highly suspicious;

    •In the analysis of the blood levels of the medal-winners at world championships and Olympics between 2001 and 2012, every third medal was won by athletes, for whom experts have identified suspicious blood values in the database; and

    •For every sixth medal winner at least one, they claimed, had doped in the course of his/her career.

    For his part, Coe is a politician these days and self-interest is paramount

    As such, it is strongly suspected by most that he will attempt to sweep it all under the carpet as to do anything else will require an attack on the federations that have just elected him president
    Ah, the elegance of a sweeping statement about sweeping something under the carpet.
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    I agree with Social, and it has nothing to do with me being an Ovett fan back in the day, and Seb being a Tory scum.
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    Never heard of Seb Coe or Athletics. Non-story.

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    Good to see Bolt beat the doped up favourite in the World Championship 100m. Good also to see Jessica Ennis win another gold medal, amazing specimen.

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    I've no idea about the politics surrounding this, but it was interesting to hear the Eurosport commentators being quite excited about Coe's appointment, and then reading this.

    I was also quite amused at their almost relief that Bolt won last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnners View Post
    I've no idea about the politics surrounding this, but it was interesting to hear the Eurosport commentators being quite excited about Coe's appointment, and then reading this.

    I was also quite amused at their almost relief that Bolt won last night.
    The BBC were almost euphoric.

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    Yeah, they proclaimed him the saviour of the sport or something.

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    Organised government doping programmes are hardly new. Or do they think the East German women in the 70's and 80's grew moustache's naturally?

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    Yeah I'm really shocked that people find this stuff shocking. Athletics has been full of drugs for as long as I can remember. I thought Athletics fans were just resigned to that fact but it seems there were plenty in denial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Organised government doping programmes are hardly new. Or do they think the East German women in the 70's and 80's grew moustache's naturally?
    Come to India, there are lots of women with moustaches here.
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    True, a Duffer "heh" is like 50 likes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Yeah I'm really shocked that people find this stuff shocking. Athletics has been full of drugs for as long as I can remember. I thought Athletics fans were just resigned to that fact but it seems there were plenty in denial.
    Essentially the only thing that keeps me going is the fact that some get punished, how haphazard and horrible the justice method is.

    In contrast to other sports who run their doping programme in plain daylight and people don't care.
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