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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
I would laugh my ass off if this test was done at the same lab that has been leaking all of these cycling results. This lab so needs to go down.
L'Equipe isn't wrong, in this case (or in Floyd's)...they just shouldn't have had the info when they did, the lab is the issue.
The tests were done in Sydney Australia by an Australian lab (Australian Sports Drug Testing Laboratory). The results were dodgy ( ratio testosterone/epitestosterone higher than 4 ). But B results were negative, meaning nothing to CONFIRM, that external testosterone had been taken. The level of 6 detected could have been of natural origin. What struck the observants is that Thorpe, who was regularly checked always had a testo epitesto level of 1.5...until these erratic movements after 2004. This is why FINA have orderedthe TAS to investigate, as the Australian national federation hasn't taken any step.
The only "French" bit in this news is, that French L'Equipe released it: they never said he doped, they are wondering why FINA is launching an investigation on this case. Oh yes, and the author of the article is Mr Damien Ressot, this "French bastard" who told all these "lies" about Mr Livestrong project !!!
Damien Ressot is probably one of the only (and excellent) press investigator specialising in doping in the world. He knows what he is talking about. And he knows a hell of people who will give him hints, or information. He isn't stupid, and he cross checks everything before releasing. It's thanks to guys like him, that scandals like the Watergate affair were released.
How did HE know about an Australian affair? Simply because he was in Melbourne with more than three quarters of the French sports press following French Laure Manaudou at the World Champs...
But what the heck, they have nothing to do with this, but let's close the French lab, they're "evil" anyway !
Have a nice day