Naman Keïta tests positive [iaaf confirms]


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Naman Keïta tests positive [iaaf confirms]

Postby Powell » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:56 am

According to AFP, Olympic 400 meter hurdles bronze medalist Naman Keita tested positive for testosterone in Osaka. They say Lamine Diack mentioned on the last day of the WCh that there was one positive test, but did not give the name. French federation hasn't commented so far. B sample yet to be tested.

Source (in Polish): http://sport.onet.pl/74450,1248733,1599 ... omosc.html
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Postby gh » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:05 am

Phew! This confirms story I heard on plane on way back yesterday; I was worried it might turn out to be somebody significant. (nobody in particular; just live in eternal fear of the day the second BALCO scandal hits the fan)
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Postby bad hammy » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:44 am

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Postby einnod23 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:10 am

I should know this, but how long does it take to confirm the B test!
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Postby gh » Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:35 pm

There is no mandatory timetable; both sides may need to find a sjuitable time to be present for the testing. As we have seen in some cases, can take months.
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Postby peach » Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:20 am

""We are not at the point of a positive result,"

So why the HELL has it been announced as being him ?
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Postby EPelle » Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:31 am

Keita:s perspective:
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Postby Thor » Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:37 am

peach wrote:""We are not at the point of a positive result,"

So why the HELL has it been announced as being him ?

Because track needs all the positive exposure it can get.
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Postby einnod23 » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:08 am

gh wrote:There is no mandatory timetable; both sides may need to find a sjuitable time to be present for the testing. As we have seen in some cases, can take months.
An unlimited timetable is a problem.
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Postby gh » Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:30 am

In theory it's not unlimited, and if the athlete truly believes in his/her innocence, then it behooves them (and it's "always" teh athlete side that tends to drag it out) to getit done right away, because their earning power goes away while they're in limbo.
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Postby runsaul » Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:38 pm

So I have a quick question?
Who finished 4th in that race?
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Postby tandfman » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:23 pm

What race?
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Postby gh » Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:55 pm

Note that if you pull Keïta from his heat, then Van Zyl (one of the great "failures" of the meet) advances to the semi..... ah, what might have been.
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Postby gh » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:30 am

Keïta as quoted in Athletics International:

<<“I made a huge error,” Keita admitted. “July was a catastrophic month for me in terms of performances and after the French Championships I was suffering a little in my stomach. I was advised a dietary supplement to help the muscle regenerate and I ordered it off the internet. It wasn’t my coach, nor my agent, nor anyone from the Federation who suggested doing it. The mistake I made myself”.>>
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Postby EPelle » Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:33 am

(Linked above in "Keita:s perspective").
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Postby Cooter Brown » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:10 am

einnod23 wrote:An unlimited timetable is a problem.


Exactly. It's the athlete's job and should be treated as such. WADA should give them a date within 45 days of the A test. Be there or not, your choice.
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Postby gh » Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:51 am

Can't give you chapter & verse, but there have certainly been instances where athletes and their reps have been ready to go and the governing body (not nec. WADA) hasn't had personnel in place. It remains a 2-way street.
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Postby gh » Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:58 am

IAAF confirms his positive as part of story now on front page about zero positives at WC

<<As already noted, one athlete, Mr. Naman Keita (FRA), tested positive for exogenous administration of testosterone or its metabolites following out-of-competition testing during a team training camp in Japan. This result has been confirmed by the B sample, and the case will now be dealt with in accordance with IAAF rules and results management procedures.>>
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Postby tandfman » Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:49 am

gh wrote:Can't give you chapter & verse, but there have certainly been instances where athletes and their reps have been ready to go and the governing body (not nec. WADA) hasn't had personnel in place. It remains a 2-way street.

I thought the other key party was the lab, not WADA or the governing body.
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Postby peach » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:11 am

Whether it's a true excuse or not, doesn't it make a refreshing change to have an athlete just put their hands up and say "ok, I accept it, I was at fault..."
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Postby Flumpy » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:25 am

peach wrote:Whether it's a true excuse or not, doesn't it make a refreshing change to have an athlete just put their hands up and say "ok, I accept it, I was at fault..."


Completely agree. When an athlete actually does this I tend to believe their story as well. If I tested +ive for PED's I'd be so embarrassed I'd fess up straight away. I almost hate the lying more than the cheating.
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