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Postby Guest » Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:45 am

They need to either suspend or not suspend and finish up with the punishments. This is hurting our sport and causing innocent runners hold up on prize money!!!!
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Asterix » Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:20 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Modafinil classified as a stimulant that results in a DQ of the event where the test took place? Can you point me to the rule that would call for these suspensions you seek?
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:21 pm

And while they're at it, why don't they reveal the 5th THG name on their current list of positives? They said that 4 U.S. athletes failed the A-test. They've already revealed 3 U.S. and one Brit. What ARE they hiding? Or rather, WHOM?
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:25 pm

Far as I know, neither USATF nor USADA has realeased ANY names, let alone the fifth one. They're observing due process. The names already out there were "leaks" not official "namings." Remember Bernard Lagat?
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:30 pm

"she's a witch! burn her!"
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:34 pm

>Far as I know, neither USATF nor USADA has
>realeased ANY names, let alone the fifth one.
>They're observing due process. The names already
>out there were "leaks" not official
>"namings." Remember Bernard Lagat?

Due process?? I watched a movie the other night about the DC-area snipers! Wow, they were baaaad dudes! How inhumane of them to kill innocent people like that! Guilty guilty guilty! MURDERERS!! Oh wait, except for the fact that they *really are* innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and the movie aired the night before their trial began.

So, where the hell is due process there? How come these guys are plastered across every television screen in America as "the DC Snipers" when their trial hasn't even started? What happened to due process for accused violators of the law?

Compare that to not releasing the names of some cheaters because of their "rights as Americans" until the magical second test has been done (and it takes three months to do it, for some reason -- thank goodness the British are so much more technologically advanced in the medical field).
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Asterix » Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:40 pm

Compare that to not releasing the names
>of some cheaters because of their "rights as
>Americans" until the magical second test has
>been done (and it takes three months to do it,
>for some reason -- thank goodness the British
>are so much more technologically advanced in the
>medical field).

Compare the difference between US criminal law and the rules/regulations governing sport, which include accepted international anti-doping procedures. One of these things is not like the other...

While you're at it, you may want to review in particular the process for the second test (which you seem to think is conducted by the governing body and not the independant labs). Ever try to arrange a convenient testing time where the athlete and/or their legal/scientific representative can be prepared and present, along with the other involved parties?
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:45 pm

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more at http://thecave.virtualave.net/TheWitchy ... -holy.html
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:55 pm

>Compare the
>difference between US criminal law and the
>rules/regulations governing sport, which include
>accepted international anti-doping procedures.
>One of these things is not like the
>other...

Exactly. So why does due process, as defined by American law / Bill of Rights, seem to hold only for Americans in international athletics?

The national federations are permitted to release the names of the A positives if they so choose. So explain the ruling in which the USATF decided that they can't release names until after the B test. As I recall, it stems from rules that aren't that much different than criminal cases.
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:00 pm

So, where the hell
>is due process there? How come these guys are
>plastered across every television screen in
>America as "the DC Snipers" when their trial
>hasn't even started? What happened to due
>process for accused violators of the
>law?>>

Have trouble keeping up with current events do we? The first trial started October 14.
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:01 pm

>The national
>federations are permitted to release the names of
>the A positives if they so choose.

Really? That'd be news to the IAAF.
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 10, 2003 1:04 pm

>Have trouble
>keeping up with current events do we? The first
>trial started October 14.

The movie aired in mid-October.
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby BisonHurdler » Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:14 pm

Ummm......they already released the 4 US names:

Toth, Jacobs, that Hammer thrower, and Calvin Davis.


Am i wrong?
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:29 pm

calvin davis????????????? i have not heard that one. i think u r wrong
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Asterix » Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:06 am

>Ummm......they already released the 4 US
>names:

>Am i wrong?

Possibly. Who is "they"? USATF/WADA or unspecified leaks to the media?
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Asterix » Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:07 am

Toth, Jacobs, that Hammer thrower, and
>Calvin Davis.

Furthermore, are you talking Modafinil positives (as suggested by the thread subject) or THG positives? You seem to list a mixed bag.
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby bhall » Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:39 am

Calvin Davis has NOT been named at any point in connection with THG or Modafinil. Please take the time to read our fact or fiction explanation ( http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/tfn/di ... .jsp?id=72 ) or completely educate yourself before dragging someone's name through the mud.
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:48 am

Ben, what about this article that you posted on October 25 in the "Now Calvin" thread?

It states that "Harrison tested positive for the stimulant modafinil when scientists reviewed 350 samples taken at the United States Championships in June."

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/athletics/s ... 15,00.html
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby bhall » Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:55 am

Calvin DAVIS and Calvin HARRISON are two different people.
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Jefferson Buffalo » Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:00 am

>Calvin DAVIS and Calvin HARRISON are two
different people.<

Amd one of them has a twin brother named Alvin and the other one has a twin brother named Scott. Right?
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby gh » Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:05 am

I've checked with the alphabet soup people, and I'm pretty sure this is how everybody stands at the moment:

Kelli White and Chris Phillips have been officially charged with Modafinil positives from the World Championships. Both these cases are pending arbitration. Should they be found guilty, they will lose that meet, nothing more.

Dwain Chambers has been officially charged with a THG positive from early in August. He is also eligible for arbitration. THG is a 2-year-ban substance, but the IAAF has been making public statements about using the reduced-sentence provision for people who come clean (n pun intended) and provide details on the chain of supply.

Kevin Toth, Regina Jacobs and John McEwen have been reported in newspapers to be THG positives. No governing body has issued any sanction against any of them.

Calvin Harrison was listed in a newspaper story as being a Modafinil positive. He has not been charged by any body, but did say to a newspaper that he had indeed taken it. Since he has a cold-medication violation from his Junior days almost a decade ago, this would apparently be construed as a second strike and result in a 2-year ban.

i THINK that's the sum total of all that can be said with certainty at this point.
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:25 am

Someone should really investigate this sudden increase of narcolepsy in athletes. This could be an epidemic. :-)
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:49 am

>Someone should really investigate this sudden
>increase of narcolepsy in athletes. This could
>be an epidemic. :-)>

Can someone rework this attempt at humor since it's been repeated for the better part of two months?
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Guest » Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:54 am

the attended rumor is the general public finds t&f too boring and given this predilection, a previously undisclosed form of narcolepsy has infected the participant class, thus raising the precipitent need for medication...

recent finding from JAMA...
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby Asterix » Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:06 am

Can
>someone rework this attempt at humor since it's
>been repeated for the better part of two
>months?

Maybe ainferno was having trouble staying awake in class?
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby BisonHurdler » Wed Nov 12, 2003 9:43 am

Whoa, sorry, I made two really big mistakes. Yes i meant Harrison and I'm an idiot, he was implicated with modafinil not THG.

Feel free to delete my previous post.
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby MJD » Wed Nov 12, 2003 10:00 am

>Feel free
>to delete my previous post.

...or petition Ben to get an edit function going....
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Re: When are they going to Suspend tha Athletes for modafini

Postby BisonHurdler » Wed Nov 12, 2003 10:10 am

Yes, that would be better.
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