Greek track athlete tests positive and is thrown out of team


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Greek track athlete tests positive and is thrown out of team

Postby lalala » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:00 am

Just mentioned as "breaking news" on the BBC...though remains unnamed
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Postby Jon » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:01 am

Deja vu :shock:

Wasn't it on the evening of the Athens opening ceremony that the KK/ET news broke?
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Postby lalala » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:02 am

I don't recall...but interesting nonetheless. Probably a "no-mark" but still, there are a few I could HOPE for...
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Postby larzzon » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:20 pm

The have named him now, its the sprinter Tassos Gousis.
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Postby lalala » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:32 pm

World championship finalist then

A shock in that I hadn't really registered him on my radar that much but he improved to 20.11 last year all of a sudden so not really that much of a surprise all in all

Still, not what you need...
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Postby Magedd » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:15 pm

Anastasios Gousis.. My hopes for a clean greek sprinter looks pretty bad.
Doesn't look too good in Greece. 11 weightlifters, a boxer, a top level swimmer..
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Postby cacique » Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:16 pm

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Postby Dave » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:30 pm

Is this the result of the new testing procedures? ie are athletes being caught who would have gotten through in prior years or just deluded into thinking it wouldn't happen to them?

Of course, a third possibility is that there are a lot of false positives.
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Postby Johnboy » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:34 pm

Hi All

Some father info on this fellow, he is coached by Georgios Panagiotopoulos who finished 5th at the World Champs in Athens in '97.

Panagiotopoulos was coached by the infamous Christos Tzekos (Kenteris, Thanou) and Gousis is the second athlete from his training group to test positive to the steroid Methyltrienolone - Dimitrios Regas tested positive in June.

Interesting that Fani Chalkia is also coached by Panagiotopoulos!!!!

What I find pleasing about this story is that it was the Greek Doping authorities that have caught all these CHEATS ( Weightlifting, Swimming, Athletics)
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Postby Snation » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:39 pm

Methyltrienolone, favorite of the Greeks.


http://grg51.typepad.com/steroid_nation ... sis-g.html
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Postby Mennisco » Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:57 pm

along with Tzatziki....another Zit-Greeky bites the dust...
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Postby Paul Henry » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:28 pm

This is tantamount to tossing WADA another bone. nb. the great motor bike crash. These guys are great strategists.

I am all for targeting teams with known records of doping offences. Too many offenders are out there siting on undeserved medals. We all should lobby to stem this trend. Canvasing teams with a history of offences is a good idea. If this is wrong then having a sex offender registry is wrong ( and that's a good measure).
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Postby eldrick » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:45 am

this guy raised surprised me when running 20.11

after all, that's pretty much the leading euro 200 time since well... kk ?!

i think it was edmonton '01 when christian malcolm ran a quicker time than a non-greek

greeks have had some decent 60m guys in last 15y - papadias won indoor once, but they don't usually do to well at 200

that's 2 fastest greek 200m runners of all time having bans :twisted:

it looks like whenever a greek male runs <20.2, there will be immediate suspicion...
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Postby croflash » Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:25 am

eldrick wrote:this guy raised surprised me when running 20.11

after all, that's pretty much the leading euro 200 time since well... kk ?!

i think it was edmonton '01 when christian malcolm ran a quicker time than a non-greek

greeks have had some decent 60m guys in last 15y - papadias won indoor once, but they don't usually do to well at 200

that's 2 fastest greek 200m runners of all time having bans :twisted:

it looks like whenever a greek male runs <20.2, there will be immediate suspicion...


Obikwelu and Ndure ran faster, but I don't know if those two count for you.
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