Oh, true, but I thought they were going to put in a retrospective 2 year ban as well? etc.
I think Abeylegesse's ban would start from when she tested positive ('07 WC), thus making here ineligible for '08 OG. Thus here results would be stripped and Flanagan upgraded.
There is some sense in not releasing the list.
Think about it like this: from those 28, 3 are still active and headed to beijing.
What if the real number was like 5? Maybe the other 2 used something so unbeliavably undetectable even with means available in 2015?
Not knowing if the anti doping technology would improve enough to catch them or not 8 years later, those 2 remaining are covered in fear, therefore faking said injury.
This means that there might be 5 'injuries' but really just 3 positive tests from those still active. Either way it will show who was really doped regardless of the number of positive samples. It's a win-win situation.
I hope my english is sufficient altough not being my main language.
think about it this way wrote:There is some sense in not releasing the list.
Yes, possibly but not necessarily in the way you think. Remember that athelets who cooperate with the investigation (like Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell) can get shorter bans.
So right now is the negotiating phase, it probably starts something like this; "Hi, you're on the list, do you wanna confesse and cooperate and give up everyone and his grandmother who helped you dope in exchange for a short ban (also we'll be soft on you in official statements and inofficially help you ward off lawsuits from old sponsors), or do you wanna claim innocence and risk a life time ban (also we'll come down on you with everything we have, including professional science knowledgeable witnesses to old sponsors that wanna sue you for every penny back that they've ever given you). OK, got that? You have one week to think about it, we suggest you ask your federation for legal advice, and then if you wanna cut a deal, call me on this number...".
They announced two other Turkish athletes are out:
"Prominent shot putter Emel Dereli and Kenyan-born steeplechaser Tarik Akdag Langat also won't compete in World Champs."
Neither of them were around in 2005-2007 and they don't imply it was 'last minute' like Abeylegesse. But you could speculate that knowing there is a reliable test for stanozolol was enough to scare them off...
Another guy who dropped out with injury since the documentary was announced is Teemu Wirkkala, Finnish javelin thrower who made the final in 2007 and finished 12th.
Holy cow I just noticed who made this thread...
All this doping news is waaaay more riveting than any Championship races this summer. I suppose it's because 100% of Champs finals ARE part of the doping news.