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    It is weird, isn't it? Oddly enough there were...

    It is weird, isn't it?

    Oddly enough there were 7 Thai lifters who got sanctions in 2011 (not at worlds, but over the course of the year), all for methandienone, including Sukanya Srisurat.
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    Ah, right, back when he was lifting for...

    Ah, right, back when he was lifting for Azerbaijan. So that's 3 Olympic champions from Rio who had served prior doping suspensions (Rahimov, Moradi [methadone], and Lasha), and then the ones that got...
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    Knowing what we knew then, it was ridiculous. Off...

    Knowing what we knew then, it was ridiculous. Off the top of my head, 2 of those 6 Kazakh medalists had prior sanctions (Ulanov and Zaichikov).

    Not doping related, but Rahimov also benefited from...
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    To be pedantically clear, the rule states that...

    To be pedantically clear, the rule states that the athlete must have received notice of the first violation before committing the second violation for the violations to be treated separately; if this...
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    I feel shame. Check your inbox.

    I feel shame. Check your inbox.
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    Tried to send you a pm to ask which two but it...

    Tried to send you a pm to ask which two but it wouldn't go. I wasn't there this year and watched some but not all of the stream, and have an idea who you may be referring to, but was curious....
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    Why would testing based on appearance be illegal?...

    Why would testing based on appearance be illegal? I would also argue you can use visual indicators of PED use to help decide who you're going to target with testing, whether that guy places first or...
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    In the case I mentioned it wasn't USADA, it was...

    In the case I mentioned it wasn't USADA, it was CCES (Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, handles antidoping in Canada). Though that's what she said too; I have to go to work and you have to follow...
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    It's a slow process to begin with, and also - ...

    It's a slow process to begin with, and also -



    Depends on the circumstances of the refusal. There was a case years ago involving a Canadian wrestler who refused to piss because they showed up...
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    I see what you did there. Also, I thought you...

    I see what you did there.

    Also, I thought you could detect Boldenone for up to a year and a half after use or something crazy? Are there different esters with shorter detection times or is this...
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    So, were these samples not tested the first time...

    So, were these samples not tested the first time around and they're just getting to them now, or are these new positives from the same samples based on advances made in anti-doping in the last 2...
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    How many cases are there where an athlete was...

    How many cases are there where an athlete was vindicated by a B sample that came back negative? I can't think of any off the top of my head. What are the odds this guy just dodged a bullet because...
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    It's interesting on several levels. He's listed...

    It's interesting on several levels. He's listed as "Banned - IWF/IOC" but if you go on the IWF website his sanction isn't listed and on the reanalysis page it says his case is "ongoing - IWF". Also,...
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    Wikipedia also says it's produced from the...

    Wikipedia also says it's produced from the metabolism of testosterone, so I'm wondering if if this is a new metabolite they're testing for or if they've always been testing for it and are now just...
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    I'm stealing this. Don't think I've ever...

    I'm stealing this.



    Don't think I've ever seen a positive for etiocholanolone before; wonder what that's indicative of as far as testing procedures.
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    I remember reading a story where Reza tested...

    I remember reading a story where Reza tested positive and the national team coach cut a deal that had most of the rest of the team suspended in exchange for letting Reza off the hook. Can't remember...
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    Can't explain Khurshudyan's 4 years, but maybe...

    Can't explain Khurshudyan's 4 years, but maybe Korobka only got 2 years because her other ban was after the Olympics she tested positive on the reanalysis, so they can't technically treat it as a...
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    Interestingly enough, a few months back I...

    Interestingly enough, a few months back I overheard a few lifters talking about how they could already see changes in her facial structure, allegedly from anabolic/HGH use. I don't pay enough...
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    If weightlifting gets kicked out of the Olympics,...

    If weightlifting gets kicked out of the Olympics, then who "actually matters" anymore? We'd all just be barbell masochists in our own way. I'm not even sure the IPF "actually matters" any more than...
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    I'm not so sure, and I think the number of...

    I'm not so sure, and I think the number of untested powerlifting federations that exist might contradict your statement.



    I don't think it will happen so long as weightlifting is in the...
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    I think I'm on your side of the fence with this...

    I think I'm on your side of the fence with this one, plenty of people seem to want to boil down the result of a 60 minute game to a single subjective call by a referee, especially if it goes against...
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    Interesting which two Canadians they chose to...

    Interesting which two Canadians they chose to include.

    Edit: Also just saw this: http://www.iwf.net/2018/04/25/iwf-canadian-centre-ethics-sport-announce-collaboration-combat-doping/
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    Totally on board with this. Totally on...

    Totally on board with this.



    Totally on board with this as well.



    Honestly, I don't have any issue with figure skating or gymnastics. Not sure about the others. I mean, maybe the rules...
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    These days the Olympics is less a strictly...

    These days the Olympics is less a strictly competitive event and more of an international celebration of the spirit of sport.

    At least, that's the vibe I get from the people who make a fortune on...
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    Those comments she made that you're referencing...

    Those comments she made that you're referencing were made after her positive for Meldonium in 2016...
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