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Olympic drugs cheat accusations?

should any nation be allowed to suggest that sportsmen and women from other countries have cheated even though no such evidence has come to light?

if a country falsely accuses another of cheating, should they be punished?

should we view all olympic champions with suspision regardless of which country they represent, or just those from certain countries?

your thoughts please?

posted on 31/7/12

why cant they just test everybody who wins a medal, or do they do that anyway?

posted on 31/7/12

i think they do this as a matter of course, but i also think that some are suggesting that some performance enhancing drugs are "below the radar" so to speak I:E not traceable.

the story of which im referring too is the Americans suggesting that a Chinese swimmer may have cheated by use of drugs.

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posted on 31/7/12

There was even rumoured talk of "gene" treatments.

posted on 31/7/12

Admin1,

is it possible to make just an Olympic thread as i feel this topic is worth broader discussion? i noticed i had to specifically nominate a given sport, in this case swimming, when i feel this issue concerns all Olympic sport.

posted on 31/7/12

I assume your referring to the Americans and the young Chinese swimmer ,ye shiwen.

I think the fact that she swam the last 50m of her race faster than ryan lochte is what has made people just wonder about her.She is extremely quick,and has really took the swimming events by storm.Personally i think there will always be suspicions over any athlete that pushes the boundaries further,But innocent until proven guilty in my eyes.If she has been tested and she is passing the tests,then the topic of doping should not really come up.

The fact that she is from china has maybe also unsettled people,and the performances of other Chinese athletes in the pool events may have aroused suspicion.I've actually been surprised on how good they have been,but i would put it down to hard work rather than drugs.

However there has been athletes who get found out a month or two after the Olympics,so only time will tell.

posted on 31/7/12

I was watching the final and the way that the young Chinese swimmer just swam away like that was amazing, but you do wonder if she was on something. If she was, she probably doesn't even know it, like a lot of the East Germans at the time.

I know she has passed the drug test, but as vik has already said, she swam faster than Ryan Lochte in the final 50m of her race. That does not add up.

posted on 1/8/12

What's slightly shocked me is how well china are doing in every event.There also starting to dominate in events that they previously havn't been that good in.I suspect there medal haul to slow once track and field events start.

posted on 1/8/12

Completely agree with OP. To suggest cheating and tainting someone’s gold medal moment is an absolute disgrace. All medallists are tested… nothing needs to be said. She is clean!
Maybe a punishment of bringing the sport into disrepute or something would be fitting?

posted on 1/8/12

Vik,

China have an awful lot of people to choose from these days,perhaps its just the law of averages?

still seems odd to me that whenever America or any Western country do well, its put down to sheer superiority, but whenever any one else does well we have to question why this should be.

it is odd isnt it?

posted on 29/8/12

It is true however that athletes are years ahead in terms of masking doping.

The doping boards keep hold of blood samples for close to 8 years in the hope that their screening advancements in that time may show up different results in the blood tests.

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