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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...
  2. I thought that was just internet/social media...

    I thought that was just internet/social media discourse in general.
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    I seem to remember a rumour that what actually...

    I seem to remember a rumour that what actually happened was Rezazadeh failed a test, but the coach made a deal where he sacrificed the rest of the team to keep Reza. Of course, this is categorically...
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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...
  7. Now, I can be awful cynical about this stuff, but...

    Now, I can be awful cynical about this stuff, but what little faith I may have had in the IOC was irrevocably shaken when they axed wrestling. I think without major change weightlifting is still on...
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    https://i.imgflip.com/2uxelh.jpg...

    https://i.imgflip.com/2uxelh.jpg
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    It was never a rule during the season, but last...

    It was never a rule during the season, but last summer they voted it in: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/23582533/nfl-owners-approve-new-national-anthem-policy

    Would have required anyone on the...
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    What you're describing kind of sounds like the...

    What you're describing kind of sounds like the NFL instituting rules that everyone on the field must stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem (those rules are, I think, currently frozen...
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    Well, erpel's post is a good example of how what...

    Well, erpel's post is a good example of how what is/isn't disrespectful is not always something that crosses cultural boundaries.

    Curious, which technical rules would you do away with?
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    Exaggeration for effect, much? So if I was...

    Exaggeration for effect, much?



    So if I was handling, say, a firearm, I don't need to worry about handling/treating it with respect because it's inanimate, regardless of the fact it could end...
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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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    She would get the placing for her highest ranking...

    She would get the placing for her highest ranking in an Olympic category. So, in both of your examples, her ranking in the 81s would get scratched because that's not an Olympic category. The rankings...
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    There will be some overlap. As an example, Lidia...

    There will be some overlap. As an example, Lidia is the top 81 as of this moment, but will be aiming to qualify for Tokyo as a 76.

    Qualification in a nutshell: lifters have to do 6 international...
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    I remember reading somewhere that the ROBI points...

    I remember reading somewhere that the ROBI points were going to be calculated based on those world record standards for the duration of the qualification period, which would be why you see the guys...
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    I remember reading a story where he got pulled...

    I remember reading a story where he got pulled over for drunk driving next to a giant billboard of himself. Must have been within a year or two of his Olympic gold.
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    If you're not going to split, then jerk like...

    If you're not going to split, then jerk like Apti.

    https://youtu.be/LB1ALgep5Kg
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    Well, the whole point of requiring so many...

    Well, the whole point of requiring so many qualification events is to have athletes subject to stricter in-competition testing more often and throughout the entire qualification period, and I'm...
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    Well. I don't even know what to say besides that...

    Well. I don't even know what to say besides that sucks, and it smells awful fucky.



    It does. From the Explanatory Document for the 2020 qualification (not the actual qualification procedures...
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    Do you have personal knowledge of this happening,...

    Do you have personal knowledge of this happening, because I see that nowhere in the article? I've never been on the administrative/federation's side of things, but if the athlete's personal...
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    As much as I would like to try to argue that the...

    As much as I would like to try to argue that the numbers weren't picked arbitrarily, after hearing about how the new weight classes were determined, I don't think I can do that.

    Personally, I...
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