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Old 04-28-09, 01:44 PM   #1
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Rebellin CERA positive

Cyclist named in Olympic CERA positives
Six Olympians have tested positive for the EPO variant CERA, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday. La Gazzetta dello Sport has reported that the positive athlete is Davide Rebellin, who took second in the road race in Beijing. The Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) has confirmed only that one of the athletes is from Italy, but has not given a name.

The IOC performed retroactive testing on the Beijing Olympic Game samples using a newly developed test for the recently introduced EPO drug Mircera, for which several riders tested positive during the 2008 Tour de France. Seven samples of 847 total tested turned up positive for CERA. Two of the positives were from the same athlete.

"The further analysis of the Beijing samples that we conducted should send a clear message that cheats can never assume that they have avoided detection," said Arne Ljungqvist, Chairman of the IOC Medical Commission. "The vast majority of athletes do not seek an unfair advantage. We intend to do all we can to ensure that they have a fair environment for competition."

The IOC said it is notifying the athletes of any "adverse analytical finding" through their National Olympic Committee (NOC).

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no ****ing way.

It's spreading now:
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olymp...71542760_x.htm
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?...pr09/apr29news
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Do they send out the results via carrier pigeon?! It's been how many months since the Olympics and they are just getting the results?
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Who was 4th?
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Do they send out the results via carrier pigeon?! It's been how many months since the Olympics and they are just getting the results?
nope, they hired a few guy a to deliver it by foot (running specifically).

unfortunately they were only able to run +/- 41.195 km, before dying. then the next runner would continue on with the message.
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41.195 km
Not strong enough to make it to 42.195 kilometers?
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Does that make Philippe Gilbert 3rd in LBL?
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F Schleck i think
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Not strong enough to make it to 42.195 kilometers?
this dude must have made a typo.
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F Schleck i think
nope. ANDY Schleck was 5th. Kolobnev was 4th.
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hey, i was close.
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Deeply saddening, but not completely unexpected. You just know there are other cyclists in the remaining 6.
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this dude must have made a typo.
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Deeply saddening, but not completely unexpected. You just know there are other cyclists in the remaining 6.
Let's hope not. Hey, I also see that 6 horses tested positive. Low life trainers! Ban them too (unless they already have been).
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I wonder if this means Schleck also "won" Fleche-Wallone too?
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I wonder if this means Schleck also "won" Fleche-Wallone too?
don't encourage him.
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Do they send out the results via carrier pigeon?! It's been how many months since the Olympics and they are just getting the results?

Actually, the results were brought to his house a month ago, but he wasn't sure if the guy was the real deal...so he went on racing while his assistant waited with the courier.
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Deeply saddening, but not completely unexpected. You just know there are other cyclists in the remaining 6.
It sounds like 2 were cyclists, 3 track and field, and a weightlifter.

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Rebellin of all people?

This hurts.
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I knew it....I could tell by the way he looked while riding that he was doping....

What a second that's ridiculous. never saw it coming.
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Retro-active testing is such bull****. I'm against doping of course, but I'm more against violations of decent common sense and fairplay it makes more sense for athletes to only be required to be "clean" when their original samples are tested by whatever methods were on hand at that time.

Going back months (or in some cases years) and re-testing samples that have been held long enough for chain of custody type issues to crop up or any other number of reasons to question the validity of the results just makes for a bad doping system that won't be trusted by everyone.

I swear to god the various powers that be really need to sit down and figure this crap out once and for all. ONE testing protocol. Update methods, sure, but only for future samples. No bull**** where athletes are tested 50 times a year out of competition. No bull**** where an athlete is tested by two different agencies in the same day like Levi was the other day. There is just no need for that kind of lack of coordination.
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