Is this what AlSal tells his athletes to convince them it is OK to cheat?
What am I missing wrote:Ostrich wrote:I must be missing something, because I don't understand what it means talk about disproportionate use of an allowed substance under the doping rules. Since thyroid meds are not banned, there are no restriction of their use by runners. Under the doping rules, runners can use thyroid meds whenever, and for whatever reason, they want.
Wrong. The comment is about the disproportion number of hormone users at NOP.
Using or prescribing drugs without a sound medical reason might create legal or licensing problems for a doctor or patient, but it does not create doping problems for runners under the WADA Code. The Code imposes no restrictions on the reasons people take thyroid drugs, (or allowable drugs more generally). The Code only requires reasons when people take banned drugs; those reasons must be given in order to get a TUE. But since thyroid meds are not banned...