Michelle Collins Re-Instated


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Michelle Collins Re-Instated

Postby EPelle » Thu May 15, 2008 1:19 am

"All I want to do now is return to the sport I love," Collins said in a statement released by the Valparaiso Sports Law Clinic, which represented her. "I look forward to competing again."


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/m ... index.html
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Postby Jon » Thu May 15, 2008 1:25 am

Interesting - she was represented by the same people who represented LaTasha Jenkins.
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Postby Matt » Thu May 15, 2008 1:42 am

Is someone having a laugh? I can't believe this.
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Postby EPelle » Thu May 15, 2008 1:44 am

Matt wrote:Is someone having a laugh? I can't believe this.


"We are pleased that the IAAF gave full consideration to her case and in our mind made an appropriate decision, based on her willingness to provide truthful cooperation and assistance."

Tygart and the Valparaiso Law Clinic said Collins is believed to be the first person reinstated by the IAAF after providing information about other athletes and coaches and speaking to children about the harm performance-enhancing drugs can cause.
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Postby Powell » Thu May 15, 2008 3:08 am

At 37 and after 5 years out of the sport, she can ingest what she wants and she still isn't going to be much of a factor.
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Postby EPelle » Thu May 15, 2008 3:10 am

Agreed. I believe the moral victory for her was being re-instated a year early, and, this after an initial eight-year ban.
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Postby 26mi235 » Thu May 15, 2008 4:12 am

And maybe playing along might actually help, even if it is primarily a 'moral' victory?
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