Bob Duncan wrote:Haven't Tyson and VCB been training in the same location in Florida?
If I'm not mistaken, they both trained with Lance Brauman, the former Arkansas coach who went to prison.
what do u expect ? It would like if your tax preparer was the same one wesley snipes used then u shouldn't be surprised u might get into trouble too ! if TG trusted people like that then he is totally naive and deserves his fate. But why does a sport keep associating with people like conte, graham and so many other dubious at best characters ?!?!
I agree....to some extent. However you enter college as a teenager, do you honestly think these young athletes know who are the likely dirty or clean coaches? Especially when sponsorship companies are encouraging to go with the most successful and probably using the "not guilty until proven guilty" guilty response to any queries.
Absolutely true. if your job is running and that is all u know and leave all the details to others who come across as the trusting uncle types then it is likely u might get burned.
I have ambivalent feelings... This news breaks my heart, but on the other hand, it helps to reconfirm my trust in either WADA or USADA, despite the fact that I still believe that only a small percentage of drug cheats are caught due the the technology that the cheaters (who can afford it) have.
It might as well rain and thunderstorm in Moscow now. Yea Tyson is only a sprinter in 2 events, but he was Bolt's main rival. Most people were interested knowing that Bolt could potentially be beaten in Moscow in a few weeks. Unlike VCB who was somewhat showing signs of decline, Tyson was literally on the verge of improving his PBs in both events with some of the top tines in history...
welp. Let's hope the sport keeps going like after Ben and after Marion. Still gotta love the sport I guess.
Track's governing body confirmed Friday that it received paperwork about the tests from the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission. IAAF spokesman Nick Davies did not identify the athletes or the drug.
Herb Elliott of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission told Radio Jamaica that four men and one woman have been informed of the results and will have an opportunity to contest them at a hearing. They tested positive at last month's national championships and all of them were chosen for the 46-member team representing Jamaica at next month's world championships in Berlin, Elliott said.
The Jamaica Observer, citing unidentified sources, first reported the positive tests and said they did not include any of the top sprinters. The newspaper reported there were two members of the men's 400-meter relay team, two on the men's 1,600-meter relay and a female runner in the 1,600 relay.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt said he was not concerned.
"As long as I'm clean I'm just going forward," Bolt said after winning the 100 meters at the London Grand Prix. "It's sad for the sport because the sport was getting on so well. I was trying to bring it back. This is probably a step backwards because people start questioning everybody, especially from Jamaica.
"For me it doesn't matter because I will be going out there, day after day, doing my best. I get tested all the time. It shows that people get tested and they get caught if they are on drugs."
Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding called a meeting with top athletics officials to discuss the situation, government spokesman Ken Jones said.
Success in track and field is a source of national pride in the Caribbean nation whose sprinters dominated the Beijing Olympics.
"I'm heartbroken because you never want anybody from your country or your team to ever be tested positive," Aleen Bailey said after the women's 200 at the London GP. "It hurts when it's someone from your country, so it's kind of hard for me right now."
Jamaican sprinter Julien Dunkley was dropped from the team a year ago after testing positive for the banned drug Boldenone during Olympic trials. Dunkley, who said he was innocent, also was banned for two years by the IAAF.
Former 100-meter world record-holder Asafa Powell said "it's their bad luck."
"It's not for me to worry about," he said. "It doesn't affect me one bit. People might be saying bad stuff now but it doesn't really bother me."
A representative of one of the sprinters declined to comment.
The other sprinter was down to compete in Europe on the weekend but did not face the starter."
Biggest sprint meet this weekend Madrid? Anyone not race as planned?
I am definitely not in the know, in the loop, or in much of anything, but I read start lists and results lists, and noticed one JAM sprinter included on the Madrid 100m start lists who was not on the Madrid results lists.