Unless you represent the IAAF, don't resort to personal pronouns. A lot of "us" are all for lifetime bans after a first offense, let alone two of them.
MR. WallE wrote:
What on earth are we doing letting this joke of an athlete compete?
He has no marks from July 2012 until his race in Lausanne this last July.
Tyson Gay lost less than a year.
Totally agree with everything you say.
MR. WallE wrote:
What on earth are we doing letting this joke of an athlete compete? He is now the face of the track and field world, at least until Bolt comes back. He is a CONVICTED, PROVEN cheater and doper. He is the best track athlete this year. Bolt himself said he couldn't beat him, and Bolt is the best of all time. Regardless of what you think about Bolt, up to this point he is not a proven cheater. He has done more for the sport than anyone else over the past 15 years. I can't stand the fact that everyone just lets him get away with this. As far as we know there are 100% clean athletes out there who are training as hard as they possibly can to scrape by to make a living. Gatlin just made $60,000 today. More than a lot of "pro" runners make in two years. This is truly a travesty.
Well, yeah, butt...
So you believe that Bolt is clean or it's ok to dope as long as you don't get caught?
First of all you are taking Bolt's statement out of context. Bolt being the fastest all time has nothing to do with his form this season. Bolt said he can't beat gatlin THIS YEAR! Not because gatlin is running too fast but because Bolt is not in his usual top form. The issue here is Bolts form not Gatlin's!
Bolt has taken a lot of money from athletes.. No matter how much Bolt has done for track it has not benefitted the other athletes financially! Now we have 10.0 kids out of college who are struggling to get a contract because the WR is now 9.58. It really bothers me that people truly believe that Blake, Gay, Gatlin etc are doped but Bolt is doing his crap clean. 19.75 to 19.30 to 19.19 lmao so if Alonso Edward runs 19.36 next year what would you say? Oh wait he ran 19.81 as a teen so that's fine he's "talented" lol!!... Blake is the worst thing to ever happen to Bolt's legitimacy not because of his failed test but because he ran 19.26! There is clearly a drug that causes such great times cuz regular dope won't make u run 19.2/9.69 unless u agree that blake is a great talent?
ADHD and someone who will massage steroids into you wonder what excuse he is on now
So I assume that people with ADHD in general should just be annex by the IAAF?
I know, I keep scratching my head when I read "convicted drug cheat Mary Slaney" and not a word about Gatlin. In fact, rojo was posting about how he doesn't even care that Gatlin got busted because he served his sentence or something.
So, we have Justin Gatlin runing2 fast times in Zurich.
Perhaps I missed it, but I don't remember seeing him referred to as "drug cheat Justin Gatlin".
However, go to the Women's 3000m coverage, and what do we find there?
"drug cheat Mary Slaney".
In fact, every time there is a mention of Mary Decker Slaney, it is ALWAYS either "doper" or "drug cheat".
Quite frankly, I am sick of seeing it, and I'm sure many others feel the same.
Compared to the coverage of Gatlin, what we have is hypocrisy.
You nailed it. "Selling your soul" is now the only path to attaining international success as an athlete.
agreeing with you wrote:
...you have to sell your soul to be a pro in just about anything.