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Oct 7 (Reuters) – North Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia were declared non-compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday, making them ineligible to be awarded the right to host regional, continental, or world championships during the suspension.

Representatives of the three countries will also be ineligible to sit as members of the boards on committees until their countries are reinstated or for one year, whichever is longer.

Athletes from the three countries will be allowed to compete in regional, continental, and world championships but their national flags will not be flown other than at the Olympic Games.

WADA said in a statement that the National Anti-Doping Agencies (NADOs) of North Korea and Indonesia were ruled non-compliant for not implementing effective testing programs.

World Anti Doping Agency All Sports As of December 2019

  1. Italy 171
  2. France 128
  3. The United States 103
  4. Brazil 84
  5. Russia 82
  6. China 62
  7. India 57
  8. Belgium 54
  9. Spain 52
  10. South Africa 43

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*I have emailed the World Anti-Doping Agency for a list of countries ranked by Doping Offenses for 2019.

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World Anti Doping Agency By Sport

  • Body Building 266
  • Athletics 242
  • Cycling 218
  • Football 78
  • Rugby 54

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World Anti Doping Agency Number of Cases

  • 2015 1929 cases
  • 2016 1595 cases
  • 2017 1804 cases

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2019 February

World Anti Doping Agency Husband of top Commonwealth Games athlete’s sold performance drugs: Panel

In a recent order, the Anti-Doping Appeal Panel blacklisted the unidentified athlete’s husband, Puneet, and another drug supplier, Sunny Malik, based on several anti-drug government agencies’ findings.

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The World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) added Meldonium to its prohibited list on January 1, 2016. (Representational)

An anti-doping panel has blacklisted the husband of a Commonwealth Games athlete for allegedly supplying Meldonium – a banned substance that improves endurance – to the country’s top decathlete, 25-year-old Jagtar Singh.

Also Read: Top youth athletes among 41 who fail the age verification test

The panel’s order was based on information provided by Jagtar, who was a member of the Indian team for the Asian Athletics Championships in 2017 before and withdrew his name after he tested positive for Meldonium. The banned substance gained notoriety worldwide three years ago in the dope case involving tennis star Maria Sharapova.

“In view of the information disclosed by the athlete, we also direct NADA to blacklist and prohibit the entry of Mr Puneet and Mr .Sunny Malik in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi and any other stadium/facility where national or international sporting activity takes place,” stated the order by the panel, headed by senior advocate of the Supreme Court Vibha Datta Makhija.

World Anti Doping Agency 2019 January Roundup World Athletics – Kalinga likely to be slapped with a lengthy ban Sprinter’s ‘B’ sample too found positive

by Reemus Fernando

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Sprinter Kalinga Kumara is likely to be slapped with a lengthy ban after his ‘B’ sample test confirmed a banned substance’s positive result. Sources said that local anti-doping authorities had informed the Sri Lanka Athletics Association about the positive results following Kumara’s ‘B’ sample test.

Kumara was found positive for a banned steroid following a test conducted after his impressive performance at the annual Army Athletics Championship late last year. The sprinter informed the result in December, and he went for a ‘B’ sample test this month.

Kumara, formerly coached by reputed sprint coach Sunil Gunawardena produced outstanding performances after he came under Vimukthi de Soysa, mainly known as a boxing coach. Vinoj Suranjaya, who broke the longstanding national record of Sugath Thilakaratne, and emerging sprinter Nirmali Madushika who also excelled at athletics championships last year, is coached by Vimukthi de Soysa as of now.

Vimukthi de Soysa

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Kalinga Kumara became one of the very few Sri Lankan sprinters who clocked sub 46 seconds in the 400 meters last year when he reached his personal best of 45.99 seconds during the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Sri Lanka Athletics Association officials were banking heavily on Kumara’s likes to form a strong relay team for several international events this year. In October, Kumara was the only athlete to clock sub 21 seconds when he won the men’s 200 meters in a new meet record time at the Sri Lanka Army Athletics championship. However, his performance was milliseconds behind the national record.

An official conversant in anti-doping procedures said that steroids’ positive results are severely dealt with and accompanied by bans for up to four years.

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Kenya-born Rio marathon silver medal winner banned that’s #4 for Bahrain


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Paris – Kenyan-born Bahraini Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa, who won marathon silver at the Rio Olympics in 2016, has been suspended for four years for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on Monday.

Kirwa had been provisionally banned since May and detected the prohibited blood-booster EPO in her blood sample.

Her four-year suspension is backdated to May 7, 2019.

The 35-year-old finished second in Rio behind Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong, who was banned for eight years in January for attempting to hinder an investigation into her use of EPO by supplying false documents.

Kirwa, who also won world bronze in Beijing in 2015, can appeal the ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.


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According to the list of Ineligible athletes. Kirwa is now the 4th athlete representing Bahrain on a Suspension to do with PEDS.  A few years ago, Rashid Ramzi, who was representing Bahrain, was stripped of the Olympic 2008 1500m Gold and tested positive for CERA, an advanced blood doping version of EPO

JEPCHUMBA, Violah 23/10/1990 BRN athlete F Long Distance
27/08/2017 four years ineligibility 29/09/2021 Since 27.08.17 No Doping Presence, Use EPO

KATUA, Rosemary
10/08/1996 BRN athlete F Long Distance
14/10/2017 three years ineligibility 02/12/2020 Since 14.10.17 No Doping Presence, Use Norandrosterone

NASIR, Basirah Sharifa 03/08/1999 BRN athlete F Sprints (400m
or less)
06/05/2016 three years & 6 months
22/01/2020 Since 06.05.16 No Doping Presence, Use Metenolone

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57 Kenyan Athletes Under World Anti Doping Agency Watchlist IAAF

May 18, 2017


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April 23, 2017
Over the past few years, Kenya’s athletes have come under increasing scrutiny over doping allegations. And with over 40 athletes so far found to have been guilty of the offense, the trend is indeed worrying.

EPO’s positive testing on Jemima Sumgong spells yet another stain on an otherwise enviable era of exploits in the global athletics arena.

In the blink of an eye, the allure for riches pushes more and more athletes to abuse these substances. And it will be long before we see the likes of Paul Tergat et al. That made the country proud without ever being accused of such ignominies.

Our investigative team has come under crucial information that the IAAF has close to 57

Kenyan athletes are under investigation. For related doping offenses, and surprisingly, Sumgong was on this watch list. Some of the athletes who are under investigation are top-notch athletes. And it’s only a matter of time before the chicken comes home to roost in an inept anti-doping environment in the country.

Kenya is the most tested country by anti-doping officials. And such a high number is allegedly under investigation putting the country’s reputation as an athletic powerhouse at risk.

The below tables explain the number of times Kenyan athletes have been tested in both the urine and blood.

The data seen by our investigation team reveals the number of athletes. Who is being tested, and the kind of testing being done? Some tests include the standard urine sample and blood test, which all form part of the out-of-competition testing. During such a test, Sumgong was found to have tested positive for the banned substance EPO.

The table below shows the top country with tests done on their athletes, and from it, you will find out that Kenya is the leading Nation with tested athletes for Urine and Blood.

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– Oxandrolone

– Oral stanozolol



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IAAF ready to return to four-year doping bans on the eve of world athletics championships

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Athletics is set to reintroduce four-year doping bans even though the move risks alienating the sport from the World Anti Doping Authority (WADA), officials said on the eve of the world championships.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will vote to set in motion a return to four-year bans for first offenders. So following representations from leading former athletes, And in the wake of a series of damaging doping cases.


“They will vote tomorrow,” Britain’s marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe, long an outspoken critic of doping. and now a member of the IAAF’s athlete’s commission said at a briefing in Moscow.


“Unfortunately, legally, there can’t be lifetime bans but this is a step in the right direction.”


While doping is the subject on everyone’s lips ahead of the August 10-18 championships following several high-profile recent positive tests. The most noteworthy leading sprinters are American Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell of Jamaica.

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Athletes Face Drug-Resistant Staph Skin Infections
By Daniel Yee
Associated Press Writer


Health and sports officials are warning schools and sports teams about a hard-to-treat skin

infection once common to hospitals and prisons that are now plaguing athletes on the playing field.

So The National Federation of State High School Associations sent a warning Tuesday to states about a staph infection that the usual penicillin-related antibiotics can’t cure.

While on Monday, the NCAA’s medical committee urged college athletic departments to be alert for the infections. And to practice careful hygiene. While usually mild, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can progress to life-threatening blood or bone infection.

So several athletes who got the infection have been hospitalized. While The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the condition can look like an ordinary skin wound or a boil. Consequently is often not diagnosed or ends up being treated with antibiotics that can’t cure it.

While Symptoms include fever, pus, swelling or pain.”It’s important for coaches and for parents to be aware MRSA might be a cause of skin problems in children,” said Dr. Dan Jernigan, CDC medical epidemiologist. 

And athletes should tell their coaches of any wounds, which should cover. So if and can’t hide a wound, the player should be excluded from the sport until he gets appropriate treatment or the wound heals, Jernigan said.

While most often affected are those playing close-contact sports. And in one case, and involved fencing.

“It’s not uncommon in contact sports such as football and wrestling where we have contagious skin conditions,” said Jerry Diehl, assistant director for the high school federation.

He said proper equipment cleaning is needed to prevent the infections. The CDC also recommended

  • avoiding contact with other players’ skin lesions
  • better hygiene
  • no sharing of towels or personal items.

While NCAA spokeswoman Kay Hawes said Wednesday, that the universities’ alert was to make them aware of potential problems.

“The NCAA alerts the membership any time there’s a health and safety issue where we could prevent a problem or concern.” The last such announcement was about the SARS virus.

While Earlier this month, a 17-year-old high school football player in Wisconsin was hospitalized with MRSA, and six of his teammates also were treated. Also, in August, seven.

University of Southern California football players were infected. And four were hospitalized.

The CDC noted that five Colorado fencers were infected in February. Team members shared sensor wires. The CDC said that record hits by an opponent’s weapon, under their clothing, and the cables were not regularly cleaned.

While in January, a pair of Indiana high school wrestlers were infected; last year, two college

football players were hospitalized with the infection; and in 2000, 10 Pennsylvania college

and infected football players, the CDC added.

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Drugs in sprinting

It was continued from Article Drug in Sports Testing. I did not write the following material below just found it from another source; a lot of it may now be outdated. Also, read up on the Drug in Athletics archive.

Provides a background to all the pointing fingers and the whole ‘speculated’ coverup since the 1988 Ben Johnson performance-enhancing drugs in sprinting bust. This article will cover various drugs in sprinting cases.

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Drugs in Sprinting  – Ben Johnson

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We will start in 1988 when Ben Johnson was caught with performance-enhancing drugs in his system, and the whole world felt vindicated that the Mike Tyson of Track was bust.

  • Hooray .. something had been achieved.
  • And the man showed no remorse, saying that everyone else was doing it.
  • Rumors abounded regarding the big coverup that was taking place amongst the officials
    of the sport.
  • The rumor is that they were too afraid to uncover the truth regarding the extent
  • of drugs in sprinting because it would affect them through the loss of sponsorship.


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They would lose their many perks

Johnson was thought to be expendable, as he wasn’t considered good for the sport. He was aggressive and did not fit the role of the image officials considered ‘good.’

Here are some home truths …

Linford Christie was caught and let off … people said that he portrayed an image that was good for the sport and its sponsors.

There is no hiding the fact that he was bust … Very similar to Jeffrey Archer, he won a court case against a journalist who accused him of drug abuse.

Take a look at what Christie looked like when he first came onto the scene.

Any comments on this before we move on … Christie was again bust for drug use; however, he had retired and decided not to challenge the 2-year ban.

During the Sydney 2000 Olympics, he was not allowed anywhere near the athletic facilities in that country …

What do the Brits do … they make him team Manager of an Athletic Team.

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Carl Lewis drugs

In 1988 after Ben Johnson declared that they were all taking ped drugs. The people blacklisted Johnson and tried to push him into the background. Out of sight, out of mind.

This year 2003, it was disclosed that Carl Lewis’s drugs tested positive for a substance in 1988, but it was not deemed serious enough to pursue. So they say. The only thing in Lewis’ favor is that he is not muscled like the rest of the gorillas.

Also, in the document regarding 1988, it is mentioned that 8 members of the US team had tested positive; however, it was covered up by their organization.

Such was the lack of trust that the World Anti-Doping Agency was established .. an independent organization that aimed to do the World’s drug testing – World Anti-Doping Agency.

Dennis Mitchell, another athlete in the 1988 Olympic Final, was subsequently caught for ped drugs and banned from the sport.

We now move towards the build-up to the 2000 Olympics, the first year of Linford Christie’s retirement, and the year he was caught while being tested for an indoor meeting.

He was supposedly in retirement, and it seemed to be just rewarded even if at the time he was ‘maybe’ innocent.

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The 2000 Olympic Buildup

The year 2000 found the Kansas Cannonball, Maurice Greene, exploding in all the stadiums worldwide.

His training partner Ato Boldon was close to the great man himself. Greene had captured the World Record and was the outright favorite to take the 100m title.

An expose was done on the HSI Training Group, which had the world’s top sprinters in its ranks.

During the expose, they interviewed Greene about the supplements he was taking, and he answered weakly that he wouldn’t discuss it because he was not receiving money for promoting them. Then Greene’s lawyer/manager appeared and put an end to the interview.

We now move forward. Keep in mind this expose.

Now towards the 2003 World Championships in Paris and the rumors begin to float around that things are in the pipeline for big busts.

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Drugs in Sprinting 2003 World Championships

At the 2003 World Championships in Paris, bizarre events began to take place, athletes favored for winning medals tripped over hurdles, some failed to make the finals, and those who did make the final failed to medal.

Maurice Greene was now a shadow of his former self… The new WR holder over 100m Tim Montgomery was not firing on all cylinders … and in the end, the slowest time ever was recorded for a World Championship 100m final.

And the winner had been caught for a banned substance a year before when winning the Commonwealth Games title but was let off for the substance came from his asthma pump, which he had not disclosed. The bitter taste is only slight, and Kim Collins is not the biggest built sprinter around.

In the 100m, final 2nd goes to the new Junior WR holder and 3rd unexpectantly to Darren Campbell. The great favorite Dwain Chambers finishes 4th .. causing retired 200 and 400m WR holder Michael Johnson to comment that Chambers has bulked up too much for his good. Chambers had switched coaches from longtime coach Mike Macfarlane to Remi Korchemny, based in the USA.

Kelli White, the American sprint sensation, who has had her own life of setbacks after being slashed across the face while waiting for a train some years before, astounds the world with her brilliance in winning both the 100 and 200m titles at the Paris Games.

Sadly, a stimulant called modafinil is detected in her urine sample, and everyone begins to whisper.

Modafinil is used to combat narcolepsy, and she states her doctor prescribed it because she comes from a family of narcolepsy sufferers. Why was this not disclosed previously?

Well, because modafinil is not on the banned substance list.

  • Great.
  • Let’s move on …
  • NO .. we can’t; we now hear more news regarding the USATFA – USA Track and Field Association, which governs the US sport.
  • What’s that

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More Drugs in Sprinting rumors of the Paris World Champs

well … we have now got as far as an exciting World Champs, the winner of the 100m men, is under a cloud for previous encounters of the substance kind and the winner of the Women’s 100 and 200m is suffering from narcolepsy.

For good measure, the Sydney Olympic Champion over 200m is missing and had been accused of running away from the drug testers when they arrived at their training base unannounced. He fails to attend the games, and his female compatriot is a shadow of her powerful self. Pure speculation.

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Drugs in Sprinting Moving on, we have a great winner of the Men’s 400m.

Then further murmurings occur, that up to 19 US athletes were tested positive before Sydney 2000 and were allowed to compete. The one big name that did get shot out for drugs in sprinting was CJ Hunter, the then-husband of Marion Jones. Jones divorces the man and tries to put as much distance between her and the mention of drugs.

She is a truly remarkable athlete and can’t come close to breaking the amazing 10.49 established by Flo Jo, who died very suddenly from heart failure, which was viewed by many as the after-effects of performance enhancer drug use. Oh … did we mention her season of great performances was 1988? 

So .. then whose name is on this list …

Oh no … Jerome Young … was let off for drugs in sprinting; he has just won the 400m title, and if he had been serving his sentence, he would still be suspended from competition. Oh well …

As part of Dick Pound’s [Pound is head of World Anti Doping Agency] ambition to clean up the drugs in sprinting, he needs further help from the US; however, such things are not forthcoming … The USFA seems to be a law unto itself…

The games are abuzz with certain murmurings that there is a major investigation to follow by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

As for White … Well …

Narcolepsy is a serious medical disorder and a key to understanding other sleep disorders.

YAWN is happy

Then it happens a 2nd American is tested for modafinil. Surely YAWN will be happy to have two athletes of such a high status represent them. YAWN stands for Young Americans with Narcolepsy [ and is mentioned purely for humor ]
This makes the people at the top more interested in the substance Modafinil.

Also, doing the rumors before the Games were that the IAAF had struck a deal with the French authorities to raid any of the athletes’ hotel rooms during the games. Speculation again, but enough noise.

No matter what the IAAF does, they cannot stop World Anti-Doping Agency as they do not fall under their jurisdiction … and USATFA can also do nothing about USADA, the American equivalent to World Anti-Doping Agency.

The rumors that had athletes scurrying around on tiptoes have not hit the fan yet, but there are discussions in places that something is sure to happen soon.

Then it happens … 3 days after the close of the Games, BALCO is raided on September 3, by agents of the Internal Revenue Service, the Food and Drug Administration, the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force, and Olympic drug-testing officials.

This is a well-orchestrated bust, and it has all the right to go through everything. All money that has changed hands and the list of clients …

It is then announced it could be due to TAX EVASION … Aaaah … the athlete’s breath again.

A year back

Now let us take a step back to a year ago. A certain athlete in America had been under a cloud of suspicion due to her lack of success at the Olympics and the World Championships. It is speculated that she doesn’t attend meetings where stringent drug testing is the order of the day. She is a middle-distance runner and is seen as the most successful American middle and distance runner since Mary Decker Slaney, Mary the one of the Zola Budd trip fame.

And incidentally, Slaney tested positive for a drug when over the age of 40 while participating in an indoor championship … she was banned for two years but still, some American institutions feel it right to have her listed in their Hall of Fame.

There are rumors abound that certain events in America will forego drug testing to have athletes break world records and then promote themselves to get better sponsorship.

This athlete in question sets a World Indoor Record and is happy to take a drug test … so that will put a rest to all the speculation about her. She took the test; you have to if you want the WR to be ratified.

Sorry, the detractors say … our suspicions are misplaced … and to crown it all, she will be attending the Paris games …

Strangely though, her performances fall off on the day of the final, and she fades over the last 100m, where her customary sprint finish would have her in a medal position.

She was there … she was tested … she set a world record.

Get over it, move on.

What happens next – BALCO

So who is BALCO .. Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative

BALCO performs blood-testing services for top athletes, analyzing trace minerals levels, and providing supplements to correct any deficiencies. They also sell a legal product called ZMA … which helps with the minerals Zinc and Magnesium … speculators say this could also be a cover so that athletes can say they go to the man for nutritional assistance. Oh .. should we mention Christie used these products

The President is Victor Conte, whose list of clients includes such star athletes Barry Bonds, Oakland Raider linebacker Bill Romanowski and Olympic sprint champion Marion Jones. Conte is also accused as the source of this drug, which will be discussed shortly.

Did we mention a rumored relationship between Maurice Greene’s training group and this company in the past? Is this the company that was supplying them with the Nutritional Supplements which led to the World Record season [???]

Ok … so we now have the company at the heart of the case .. however, we are not finished … let’s start piecing things together.

In the summer, of June, to be more accurate, a parcel turned up on the desk of Dr. Don Catlin at his laboratory at the University of California in Los Angeles. The parcel contained a syringe, and inside was a substance that was ‘the new designer drug’ that could not be picked up via the tests available.

If this drug is not detectable, then athletes could have their tests, and they would not have a problem, as in the case of the athlete who set the WR Indoors before June.

The syringe has been sent to him, and it had been given to an official of USADA by a coach [the coach is meant to be from an established group – more on this later] who said he wanted to come clean. They mentioned that they had information on a new strain of designer performance enhancers such as anabolic steroids, which was so powerful that athletes only had to inject themselves with a couple of drops under their tongue. It could help make them run faster, throw further, and jump higher.

The drug has been identified as THG (tetrahydrogestrinone). And they now have a test to track the substance.

Now take note, this drug is not ingested in the same manner as other supplements … and then see how all those who get tested positive think they can pull the wool over the public’s eyes by stating … I didn’t know what I was taking … tut…

So there we are …….. the first athlete to be announced as testing positive is this year’s winner of the American Shot Put title, Kevin Toth … who has stated he has to know idea how the substance got into his system …

The 2nd athlete to be tested positive was Dwain Chambers …

Chambers and his coach – Remi Korchemny

Chambers’ coach, as mentioned, is Remi Korchemny. Since going to this American-based coach, he has become far bulkier and thus reasons those in the sport will point a finger. The positive test has now confirmed the finger of suspicion. Chamber says he didn’t know he had ingested the substance. No idea how it got into his system.

Try .. you injected it under your tongue, mate .. unless there are other ways to take it … none have been presented as yet.

Now, did we mention that Remi Korchemny is also a coach to Kelli White?

Now come on … wait a minute … what you are saying she was tested for Modafinil …

Yes … but she is also a client of Balco.

Tests on the American athletes have found 6 or 7 instances of Modafinil traces. OK, let’s move on.

Regina Jacobs, the 40-year-old athlete with the build of juiced up 20 years old, has been tested positive as well … The 3rd athlete to be announced.

The athlete who set the new WR Indoors has come face to face with reality …

USADA … are now testing all samples taken of the US team at the National Championships before there was the knowledge that there was a test available.

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Drugs in Sprinting  USATFA

All of a sardine, USATFA are coming across as the strictest set-up in the world and is shouting the odds that they will do everything in their power to clean up the sport … Yes, Yes.

Baldrick, a cunning plan

If this were the case in 1988 when Ben Johnson and his coach Charlie Francis stated that everyone else was doing it, we wouldn’t have half of the problem we have worldwide …

In distance running, we have a man who is being accused of juicing the Kenyans, and it is time that all the dirt is cleared out of the sport …

In cycling, the name that keeps cropping up is Michelle Ferrari, and Lance Armstrong’s name keeps popping up in association with him.

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As a matter of interest … did I mention that the name being bandied around as the coach who spilled the beans is being speculated as to the coach of which group …

Oh, you guessed it, HSI

Source Time-to-Run contributor

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