Wouldn't surprise me if this was a bit of a bureaucratic "hit." I think the only major Jamaican sprinters actually on their WC team training in the USA are Mullings and VCB. They may have intentionally set up a USA based athlete to make native Jamaicans appear clean to the Jamaican fan base.
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I don't know about tons of withdrawals, I don't think the IAAF could weather that storm very well.
Remember it was, I think, the Jamaican nationals that were watched by a huge television audience worldwide.
It couldn't have been just for Bolt, since he didn't even run!
My guess is that they picked a fall guy to send a warning shot to everyone else.
Will the fall guy be bitter and squeal?
I hope so. I'd be pissed if I got banned for a 9.8x when some other clown didn't get banned for a 9.58
But as you know well, the IAAF can't afford financially to have 9.58 caught. But they also know the amount of suspicion of their program (they only have to read the NY Times or BBC to see that). Could also be that the JAAA really wants Nesta Carter to begin with. Could be that Mullings, guilty before, has always been doping, so he may have been an easy mark.
Lance Brauman is a convicted crook, but not for doping. And Tyson is voluntarily tested every week by USADA. VCB also used to train in that group.