The world is full of fools. For proof just look at how the Trump for President joke backfired.
Mr. Obvious wrote:
Does anybody have confidence in those retests at this point?
Retest for what exactly? What was missed first time out?
I suspect that there is a fair amount of doping in our sport. The incentive structure would seem to guarantee it.
Phantasy Star wrote:
Sure he's probably dirty but I don't get the hate directed towards this one specific dude. You really want a sauced-up Centro to be given a medal?
The entire 1500 field was doped to the dorsals with the exception of MAYBE Ingebrigtsen and Willis.
I am a fairly skeptical track fan, but I am not swayed by those who are convinced that Bolt is cheating. There is just as much reason to believe he is clean as dirty. His talent is prodigious, and other proven dopers have not achieved what he has achieved. So, it could well be the guy's talent is bona fide. I could be wrong, obviously. There are many cases where I have been on the side of those who assume doping explains fast times. But in this particular case, having watched sprinters for nearly 50 years, I think it's likely that he is in fact naturally this good. Let's hope. (And yes, I know we will now be reading how naive I am. Go on guys, let off your steam, I know it's what you live for.)
well goodbye bolt...
when that happens i'll believe in the process.
It's probably been 50 years since the last clean top class sprinter, so yay for Bolt.
But in this particular case, having watched sprinters for nearly 50 years, I think it's likely that he is in fact naturally this good.
Which is a nice way to sound like the IOC is doing something and then do nothing.
Meanwhile, the International Olympic Committee revealed it would retest â€œhundredsâ€ of stored samples from the London 2012 Olympics in a bid to catch cheats using substances that could not be detected at the time.
â€œWe also want to keep as many samples as we can for the next eight, nine or 10 years, because who knows what progress there will be [in science] over the next few years.â€
It is all a show, and you know this. They want people to shake in their boots and feel compelled to take a preemptive measure to keep bad things from happening to them. "oh no, what if they popped me? I'll pay I'll pay, just don't ruin me." It's pathetic
The IAAF makes a big show of announcing retests. Why don't they make a big show of announcing all the results instead? Is it because they are looking for bribes and negotiations from individual athletes and nations, like they did before? And then they appear to be doing something but we get no results. Where are those 99 Meldonium positives? Where are the 28 positives they caught before Beijing World's?