Same old Russians, always cheating



  • The shit appears to have well and truly hit the fan with Russian athletics. 
     
    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/nov/09/wada-iaaf-russia-dick-pound-banned
     
    Report released by former head of anti-doping Dick Pound has uncovered what amounts to state-sponsored doping. Athletes were warned of tests, testers were bribed to make results disappear. And there appears to be a link to bribes to the IAAF, where officials may have taken money to ignore results as well. And it appears to lead all the way to the head of sport for Russia. 
     
    The recommendation is for immediate suspension of all Russian athletes from competition in any events, fucking severe!
     
    Having just finished the Tyler Hamilton book, my question is, if they are all doping, how did they only finish 4th at the last olympics? Who beat the dopers?



  • The shit appears to have well and truly hit the fan with Russian athletics. 
     
    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/nov/09/wada-iaaf-russia-dick-pound-banned
     
    Report released by former head of anti-doping Dick Pound has uncovered what amounts to state-sponsored doping. Athletes were warned of tests, testers were bribed to make results disappear. And there appears to be a link to bribes to the IAAF, where officials may have taken money to ignore results as well. And it appears to lead all the way to the head of sport for Russia. 
     
    The recommendation is for immediate suspension of all Russian athletes from competition in any events, fucking severe!
     
    Having just finished the Tyler Hamilton book, my question is, if they are all doping, how did they only finish 4th at the last olympics? Who beat the dopers?

    Must resist....



  • I'm certain that's the only way Drago beat Apollo Creed.....but NO ONE beats Rocky!!!
    'ADRIENNNNNNNNNNNNE'!!!!!!!



  • Canberra Times is banging on about some poor sod waiting for his Olympic medal to be upgraded. Should be thankful for having a silver medal considering walking isn't a sport.



  • he should have got a better dealer
     
     
     
    that's a fucking joke okay!!!



  • Must resist....

    Thats an awesome name, better than this poor bastard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Trickle



  • Anyway, back to the original topic. Would anyone be surprised if the chinese were equally as bad?



  • Anyway, back to the original topic. Would anyone be surprised if the chinese anyone were equally as bad?

    No



  • No

    Well you can rule out the impoverished nations for a start, probably most of the muslim countries too because the stans don't usually rate too highly in the medal count, us because we suck at most of the olympic events and probably the rest of the pacific islands too.
    Still plenty of scope there though.



  • yea, 'stanian weightlifters are notoriously clean....



  • Thats an awesome name, better than this poor bastard https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Trickle

    jegga, he committed suicide......dude.



  • great another sport that can no longer be enjoyed without an asterisk beside results. God help me if rugby union comes under this cloud internationally. Bunch of cunts.



  • It's only a matter of time really.



  • jegga, he committed suicide......dude.

    Yeah , he took losing his granddaughter hard along with his chronic pain . He was pretty cool about people giving him grief about his name though , Tom Cruises character in days of thunder was called Cole Trickle because of him apparently.
     
    Dick Trickle was so much more than a guy with a funny name.
    He knew his name was hilarious and often the butt of jokes. It didn't bother him a bit. He embraced it. Trickle realized his name was marketing gold.
    "We gave prominent attention to him, then his races, then all races. He helped mainstream NASCAR at SportsCenter.""No sports figure Dan and I had fun with took it more graciously,'' Olbermann wrote Thursday on Twitter. "In fact, gratefully. In a time in which athletes were really getting overly sensitive to what we and everyone was starting to do, his attitude was, 'Hey, you guys made me money. All I've got to do is put up with a little giggling, and I put up with the giggling anyway.'
    Trickle died Thursday at age 71 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Depression is a serious problem in our country, from soldiers returning home from the battlefield to people you might never expect who are struggling with everyday life. It doesn't receive enough attention and support. Sadly, it seems to have caught up with Trickle.



  • Russians probably were doping, but until Dick Pound and his political cohort removes cannabinoids from their banned substance list, it's difficult to take WADA and their mandate seriously.



  • great another sport that can no longer be enjoyed without an asterisk beside results. God help me if rugby union comes under this cloud internationally. Bunch of fluffybunnys.

    It's an inevitability, so brace yourself. I just hope the first blockbuster scandal doesn't touch ABs or NZ rugby, because that could do unthinkable damage to the "brand" and "aura."



  • The shit appears to have well and truly hit the fan with Russian athletics. 
     
    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/nov/09/wada-iaaf-russia-dick-pound-banned
     
    Report released by former head of anti-doping Dick Pound has uncovered what amounts to state-sponsored doping. Athletes were warned of tests, testers were bribed to make results disappear. And there appears to be a link to bribes to the IAAF, where officials may have taken money to ignore results as well. And it appears to lead all the way to the head of sport for Russia. 
     
    The recommendation is for immediate suspension of all Russian athletes from competition in any events, fucking severe!
     
    Having just finished the Tyler Hamilton book, my question is, if they are all doping, how did they only finish 4th at the last olympics? Who beat the dopers?

    Russia's response
     
    The Kremlin has dismissed accusations of widespread state-sponsored doping among its athletes as "groundless".
    Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there was no evidence for the claims.
    The acting head of the Russian Athletics Federation, Vadim Zelichenok, said there were few "fresh facts" in the report and past problems with doping had been tackled.
    The report depicted a culture of systematic cheating - with even the secret services involved.
    It said neither the All-Russia Athletics Federation (Araf), the Russian anti-doping agency (Rusada), nor the Russian Athletics Federation were complying with anti-doping procedures.
    The report - by an independent commission for the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) - sent shockwaves through the world of sport.
    Australia and the UK have backed its call to ban Russia from all competitions including next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
    The head of world athletics, Lord Coe, has given Araf until the end of the week to respond to the claims.
    Wada has suspended the accreditation of a Moscow laboratory where samples were sent for testing, with work there now said to have ceased.
    Wada commission recommends Russia ban
    What happens if the trust goes out of sport?
    Russia 'not alone in doping'

    'No interference'
    

    Russian reaction has ranged from outrage to a more conciliatory tone.
    "If accusations are being voiced, they should be supported by evidence," Kremlin spokesman Mr Peskov told reporters.
    "As long as evidence is not provided, it is difficult to accept accusations. They are groundless," he said.

    'Black Monday' for Russian athletics, by BBC Monitoring
    

    While reaction in the Russian media has been somewhat muted - just one mainstream daily carried the doping claims on its front page - others have used the story to criticise both Wada and the Russian state.
    The Sport Express calls the episode "Black Monday", with Gazeta.ru agreeing, describing it as "a heavy blow for Russian sport".
    Sovetsky Sport, blames the government for the situation: "Who spent money on professional light athletes and their brazenly maligned federation? The state."
    But the government-owned daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta warns against jumping to conclusions.
    "If the suspects haven't been proven guilty, why rush to demand that those who are possibly guilty be punished by the IAAF Council?"
    Russian media fear sports isolation
    Sports minister Vitaly Mutko has strongly denied that Araf destroyed hundreds of doping samples illicitly at the body's accredited laboratory in Moscow - insisting it had done so only at Wada's request.
    Mr Zelichenok admitted that doping had been a problem, but told the BBC: "There is no corruption now. I can lay my hand on the Bible."
    Rusada's executive director, Nikita Kamaev, told reporters his organisation had been compliant with Wada standards





  • "Rogue elements..."
     
    Lord Coe almost sounds like a conspiracy theorist.



  • "Rogue elements..."
     
    Lord Coe almost sounds like a conspiracy theorist.

    John comes across as a complete pillock in thsi interview.