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British Olympic silver medalist Ujah suspended for alleged doping

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BB. That's not how it works.

He will say he is innocent and doesn't know how it got into his system. Then add it's too difficult and expensive to fight so will accept a 2 year ban. Ingest industrial amounts of steroids while still training and make his comeback in time for Paris!

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Bet China's glad to hear this since they came in 4th.

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Majority of these top level athletes are doping. There are multiple avenues of defeating the drug tests, the tests are pretty much a joke.

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If the case is proven, then 27-year-old Ujah and the British team will be stripped of the silver they won behind Italy in Japan.

I don't want to have to look it up, but why not include in the article which team would then get the silver, and bronze? That information isn't relevant?

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Nobody wins the Olympics just by drinking mineral water.

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XuluxToday  09:08 am JST

I don't want to have to look it up, but why not include in the article which team would then get the silver, and bronze? That information isn't relevant?

From the article:  "Canada would get the silver medal, and China the bronze."

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So in the next Olympics, will we see British athletes competing under the BOC flag?

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If he cheated, ban for life. I truly feel for the other 3 athletes and all British Olympians if he cheated. Michael Johnson handed his gold medal back when one of his relay team admitted they cheated, wasn't even asked to. Hope the Brits do the same.

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Harry_GattoToday  10:19 am JST

From the article: "Canada would get the silver medal, and China the bronze."

Wow, that was quick how they revised the article after my comment; thanks for the update. I'm doubting this is the first time that has happened.

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If, British sprinter CJ Ujah, is proven to have taken illegal performance enhancing substances. Then CJ Ujah must face the consequences, no more excuses.

Handing back medals is only half the story.

The Athletes that dope have to be banished indefinitely, after the completion of an open independent investigation, and levels of culpability.

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Oh dear.

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Majority of these top level athletes are doping. There are multiple avenues of defeating the drug tests, the tests are pretty much a joke.

It will really help if you can list some of the avenues.

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So in the next Olympics, will we see British athletes competing under the BOC flag?

Not unless it rises to the level of systemic like Russia

If it's just the athlete cheating, then punish just the athlete

But if it's the system that's cheating, then punish the whole system

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I think kids competing with adults should be more of an issue rather than nose spray for a stuffed nose.

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drlucifer.....

It will really help if you can list some of the avenues.

Each performance enhancing drug has a time span it is detectable in the athletes body. This could be 2 days to 6 months. The drug in question (SARM) builds muscle and is reported to be undetectable in urine after about 10 days. So all the athlete needs to do is take the drug, and build power in the off season. If the out of competition testers come calling (unlikely) just don't answer the door. You can miss two tests without penalty. however, recent reports say the time SARM is detectable may be up to a month with the latest testing. This is probably where Ujah slipped up. He probably had a last build phase to max power and drop his body fat a month to 3 weeks before thinking he would be clear.

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"commonly used to build muscle." ? What muscle?

He should ask for his money back.

Not exactly a walking advert for the "muscle building" drug, is he?

As he says himself, "truth is madder than fiction".

Its only the minority of cheaters that get caught though.

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@Speed: "Bet China's glad to hear this since they came in 4th."

And I bet China will be particularly glad (relieved) to get the medal without having to do the drug test.

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