Usain Bolt loses a medal!



  • and the reason will shock you

    One of his team mates in the '08 relay failed a re-test, so the team loses the gold.



  • A Jamaican sprinter? Doping?



  • 2008? After 8 and a half years? What took them so long?



  • Technology changes a lot after 8 years. Just compare the phones of today to the phones of 8 years ago.



  • @Stargazer said in Usain Bolt loses a medal!:

    2008? After 8 and a half years? What took them so long?

    Testing. The drugs keep ahead of the testers. So they keep the samples for longer until the tests catch up.



  • @booboo said in Usain Bolt loses a medal!:

    @Stargazer said in Usain Bolt loses a medal!:

    2008? After 8 and a half years? What took them so long?

    Testing. The drugs keep ahead of the testers. So they keep the samples for longer until the tests catch up.

    Statute of limitations should be at least 20 years, so that we see aging 'greats' getting stripped of their 'achievements' when the shit comes around.



  • Carl Lewis is a drug cheat!!!

    Delete if you want but every one knows it's true



  • @mariner4life said in Usain Bolt loses a medal!:

    Carl Lewis is a drug cheat!!!

    Delete if you want but every one knows it's true

    I'd like that post if I wasn't sure that I wouldn't get a letter in the mail from someone who charges $1200 an hour.

    Hold on.

    Nope, that was in person.



  • @mariner4life

    1988 Final, dirtiest race in olympic history -

    1. Robson da Silva (BRA) 5th in 10.11 secs
      Brazil’s greatest sprinter, who won a bronze medal in the 200m in Seoul, has never been linked to drugs use. He now works as a television commentator in his home country.

    2. Ray Stewart (JAM) 8th in 12.26
      Went on to become a leading coach but was charged by US Track and Field for allegedly trafficking banned substances to athletes and was banned from the sport for life in 2010.

    3. Carl Lewis (US) 1st in 9.92
      The most decorated track and field Olympian now owns a marketing firm, CLEG, after a failed attempt to enter politics. Was revealed to have failed three drugs tests prior to the 1988 Games but was cleared by America’s Olympic Committee.

    4. Linford Christie (GB) 2nd in 9.97
      Britain’s most successful sprinter failed two drugs tests - in 1988 and 1999 - but has always said he was innocent. Became a coach and runs sports management firm Nuff Respect.

    5. Calvin Smith (US) 3rd in 9.99
      The only sprinter to finish in the original top five who never tested positive for drugs, Smith was inducted into the US track hall of fame in 2007 and is now a social worker.

    6. Ben Johnson (CAN) Disqualified
      Tested positive for stanozolol after ‘winning’ the race in 9.79secs. Failed two more tests during his career. After working as a trainer for Colonel Gaddafi’s son, Al-Saadi, he is now trying to heighten awareness about doping.

    7. Desai Williams (CAN) 6th in 10.11
      An inquiry set up after the Games found that Williams had been supplied with steroids by a doctor. Went on to work for the American Red Cross and Toronto Argonauts football team.

    8. Dennis Mitchell (US) 4th in 10.04
      Went on to win two World Championship golds, before testing for testosterone in 1998. Claimed the result was due to having sex four times with his wife that day. Now works as a trainer.



  • Similar situation to cycling years ago , heaps of doubt and innuendo,

    one day they might bust it wide open , but the jewel of the crown of the olympics , probably not ,

    Victor Conte has spoke in the past about the cover ups of the big names



  • most athletes do their strength base training approx 6 months before the event, this is the time they pump heaps of strength type drugs into their system ,this is the time it benefits you most, this is aslo the time their is very little testing , surprise surprise, it is left to the individual countries , some have been accused of not bothering at all, ( hello Jamaica )

    But the time they get to the games , where the testing is in full swing, most of it is out of their system , but the strength base is already there