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Re: WADA threatens to expel Jamaica -> Olympics -> drug test

Postby JumboElliott » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:22 pm

toyracer wrote:
ehop101 wrote:Well if we can't have a level playing field then maybe some countries shouldn't compete. This improving crap or it is getting better is for the birds.


What exactly is the standard in terms of a minimum level of testing?

The minimum standard should be that the anti-doping body should have the resources available to do an out of competition blood test or carbon isotope ratio urine test on any individual athlete in their testing pool at a given time.
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Re: WADA threatens to expel Jamaica -> Olympics -> drug test

Postby beebee » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:54 pm

JumboElliott wrote:
toyracer wrote:
ehop101 wrote:Well if we can't have a level playing field then maybe some countries shouldn't compete. This improving crap or it is getting better is for the birds.


What exactly is the standard in terms of a minimum level of testing?

The minimum standard should be that the anti-doping body should have the resources available to do an out of competition blood test or carbon isotope ratio urine test on any individual athlete in their testing pool at a given time.



A declaration of National indigency is truly a limp dick excuse for a virtually nonexistent anti-drug program. I guess we all should shut up and trust them :roll:
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Re: WADA threatens to expel Jamaica -> Olympics -> drug test

Postby toyracer » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:43 pm

JumboElliott wrote:
toyracer wrote:
ehop101 wrote:Well if we can't have a level playing field then maybe some countries shouldn't compete. This improving crap or it is getting better is for the birds.


What exactly is the standard in terms of a minimum level of testing?

The minimum standard should be that the anti-doping body should have the resources available to do an out of competition blood test or carbon isotope ratio urine test on any individual athlete in their testing pool at a given time.


They apparently have the resources now. The budget has been increased for Financial Year 2013-2014. But I don't think that just having the resources is enough. Actual testing is what counts. It's no use saying that the personnel and test kits exist to do 500 tests yet none are done. That doesn't do anyone any good. The test numbers for the first half of this Calendar Year showed a marked improvement in relation to the same period last Calendar Year, which is a good thing.

I think that the IAAF/WADA drop the ball where this is concerned. There should be a minimum amount of tests for each standard of athlete. "A" standard must be tested at least "x" times for the year while "b" standard must be tested at least "y" times for the year. When such a minimum target exists, then a national body can be called into question if the target is not met. Now, there is too much ambiguity. With no minimum target there isn't any real way to say that any national testing body is failing, and that's not good.
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Re: WADA threatens to expel Jamaica -> Olympics -> drug test

Postby ehop101 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:40 am

beebee wrote:
JumboElliott wrote:
toyracer wrote:
ehop101 wrote:Well if we can't have a level playing field then maybe some countries shouldn't compete. This improving crap or it is getting better is for the birds.


What exactly is the standard in terms of a minimum level of testing?

The minimum standard should be that the anti-doping body should have the resources available to do an out of competition blood test or carbon isotope ratio urine test on any individual athlete in their testing pool at a given time.



A declaration of National indigency is truly a limp dick excuse for a virtually nonexistent anti-drug program. I guess we all should shut up and trust them :roll:



All I have to say is preach Beebee!!
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Re: WADA threatens to expel Jamaica -> Olympics -> drug test

Postby toyracer » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:16 am

(AP) - The world's anti-doping authority is launching an "extraordinary" audit of Jamaica's drug-testing agency following allegations that its policing of the island's sprinting superstars led by Usain Bolt all but collapsed in the months before they dazzled at the London Games, The Associated Press has learned.

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Wor ... ng-Jamaica
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Re: WADA threatens to expel Jamaica -> Olympics -> drug test

Postby gh » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:23 am

this new development has its own thread in Current Events.
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Re: WADA threatens to expel Jamaica -> Olympics -> drug test

Postby toyracer » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:32 pm

gh wrote:this new development has its own thread in Current Events.


Thanks gh, I saw that after posting, but left it here since it is very relevant.
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