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    DH champ tests positive for THC

    Chris Del Bosco loses title, second place finisher Duncan Riffle named US national champion. I think it is wrong to ban this substance.

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    well its illegal and the rules were posted well before this race season, so its his own stupid fault for getting caught. whether he agrees with the rule or not, he's a professional rider who gets paid and has now let his company down. Stupid.
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    THC is in weed. Weed is illegal. How can he argue that he should be allowed to smoke weed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurlySurly
    well its illegal and the rules were posted well before this race season, so its his own stupid fault for getting caught. whether he agrees with the rule or not, he's a professional rider who gets paid and has now let his company down. Stupid.

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    reality=choices with consequences

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    Any of you guys got the munchies all of the sudden..? or is it just me
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    I understand the weed is illegal and all but I just have to ask- How performance enhancing is weed? I sure don't see any increases in my performance.

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    You guys all know how much they test for THC in XC races right?......he should switch to racing XC, then he can smoke all the reefer he wants.

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    hey what happens if he has a perscription for it. i mean in oregon and california,washinton ,nevada,texas,new york,new ham,washinton d.c. and about 25 or so more states, all have Medicinal MJ related laws. so what if???

    all i'm possing is a legal point of view..

    But

    its still Illegal so. its bad..
    not performance enhancing at all

    like those shakes most racers drink, not like those pills most people take

    i think its lame

    my opinion though

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    In the olympics, even in that case, it is illegal. Heck there have been athletes that have had the medals removed because they took allergy pills with ephedrine in them.

    Also,isn't the medicinal allowance pretty small, you have to be severly suffering from something dibilitating and have tried EVERYTHING else. Not really a case of a world class athlete.

    I think some banning of drugs is as much in the interest of how a sport looks as performance. POtheads don't make an easy sell

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    thats reall true!! totally agreed


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom
    I think some banning of drugs is as much in the interest of how a sport looks as performance. POtheads don't make an easy sell
    Maybe not to sponsors, but look how much cooler it made snowboarding...
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    Ahhh e-sarc ...

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    The snowboarder was allowed to keep his olympic gold medal on appeal. In my initial post I said I though THC shouldn't be banned. After I posted that, I realized I meant to say that it should be banned but the ban should not be enforced, they shouldn't waste their resources chasing recreational drug user especially when the drug is not performance enhancing and the drug stays in your body long after you use it. These guys can't go out and drink alcohol because that will mess up their bodies. So these guys should be monks, can't get a little buzz to relax or have a little fun? WADA has bigger problems they need to focus on. Yes it is illegal, but prohibition made a lot more sense than the laws against marajuana in my opinion.

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    dinstee you're right its not performance enhancing, if anything it does the opposite, all the more reason why you shouldn't have the substance in your bloodstream whilst tearing down the mountain at high speeds?

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    Ross Rebagliati is the name of the boarder, nice guy actually met him a few times around town.

    As for legality vs sports vs morals vs anything. Imo, as far as sports are concerned. It is not performance enchancing. It is not the sports job to push law. Fine, it is illegal, the governing body should have a cluase to pass the information along to appropriate legal bodies, I still don't think it is the responsibility of the governing body as, living here, your laws don't apply to me when I am here (thank god). That way the local law applies and not someone elses system. Thats just my opinion since...95% of the people I know pro or not pro smoke, but I also live in a place where is not entirely illegal. And it definately doesn't HELP their athletic ability.

    Thats my 2cents.

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    It must be the conservative <expletive>s who are in control of the sports and wish to impose their views onto the participants. That's all I can figure.

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    no mael and others. I wasn't dissing the snowboarder guy, I was being serious. It endeared an olympic sport to more of the type of audience that is similar to them in demographic. Young'uns.

    I totally agree with GMSDC, they dont need to waste their time eliminating the people from competition that partake in such activities, because they may find out they are hurting their field of competition more then they anticipated. IMO, it shoudn't be used as just a "back up" excuse in case they want to remove someone specific for one reason or another.

    And Mael, if W didn't just win I would have asked to come stay with you for a while...

    BC rocks...
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    You guys are missing the point. In NO OTHER PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS are you allowed to smoke. Why should sports be any different? They are doing a job, and whether you agree with the rules or not, they need to be followed. Else, why have any rules at all? Im glad this guy got busted too, as kids look to these riders as role models, and hopefully will learn better not to **** up in the same ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurlySurly
    You guys are missing the point. In NO OTHER PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS are you allowed to smoke. Why should sports be any different? They are doing a job, and whether you agree with the rules or not, they need to be followed. Else, why have any rules at all? Im glad this guy got busted too, as kids look to these riders as role models, and hopefully will learn better not to **** up in the same ways.

    1. (In NO OTHER PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS) This can be disregarded since it's just not true.


    2. you're right. many people look to professional athletes and famous people for moral guidance. Ben Affleck is my Northern Star
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    Well of couse XC racers ALWAYS get screened for THC.....COUGH COUGH COUGH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurlySurly
    You guys are missing the point. In NO OTHER PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS are you allowed to smoke. Why should sports be any different? They are doing a job, and whether you agree with the rules or not, they need to be followed. Else, why have any rules at all? Im glad this guy got busted too, as kids look to these riders as role models, and hopefully will learn better not to **** up in the same ways.
    I agree with this dude
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurlySurly
    You guys are missing the point. In NO OTHER PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS are you allowed to smoke. Why should sports be any different? They are doing a job, and whether you agree with the rules or not, they need to be followed. Else, why have any rules at all? Im glad this guy got busted too, as kids look to these riders as role models, and hopefully will learn better not to **** up in the same ways.
    This isn't true and falls under my idea of location illegality. It just isn't illegal here. SOME companies do it but in canada specifically (I realize this was the states) you can't be fired for smoking weed.

    kids look to these riders as role models
    Thats probably the only point I can agree with. I wouldn't want any child of mine looking up to a pothead let alone an alcoholic or anyone addicted to pain killers. THAT is the only point that holds much water with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clancy98
    And Mael, if W didn't just win I would have asked to come stay with you for a while...

    BC rocks...
    Don't have to tell me that ...best province in canada by far, especially as far asriding is concerned

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    I wonder if he just "ate some poppy seeds" on a sandwitch.

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