Quote Of The Day
“I didn’t know what to believe when we came outside. I saw the media. I saw, of course, when they say they found drugs in my room. It was a news story but it wasn’t my room it was somebody else’s who I have no association with. We just say hello at the track. … Of course when Genzebe broke the [world 1,500m] record, they say ‘obviously she cheated.’ But she is tested all the time. There is no way in the world you can get away with cheating if you have a high level athlete. … The IAAF have the right to investigate athletes and everybody. But what did they find? They came to my room. The police were here. They found magnesium and calcium and vitamins. It is injections that I use for myself. After world indoors, my energy was down and the doctor told me I should take these vitamins and magnesium and calcium. I threw the garbage bag outside.”
– Jama Aden trying to explain away doping allegations after his recent arrest in Spain. We can’t know for certain whether or not he is doping his athletes, but with statements like, “There is no way in the world you can get away with cheating if you have a high level athlete,” it’s hard to take anything he says seriously. *Discuss
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