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Swimming Australia defends concealing Jack's positive test


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A cheat is a cheat no matter which country they represent.

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FINA needs a 5-10 yr ban on any athlete who fails the tests at any time.

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I don't think some of drug substances should not be banned and allowed athletes to use if they have an illness and not damage their health. Athletes who have taken medicine that was prescribed by their GP or Physician should not call the drug cheater. Calling drug cheater to someone is cruel.

Ours Aussie swimmer Mack Horton protesting was simply out of jealously. Mack Horton cannot beat Sun Yang in the pool and he was trying to beat and shame Sun Yang out of the pool by calling him drug cheater. All Swimmers know what kind of drug offense their opponent was taken and committed.

Sun Yang had explained he has been prescribed Trimetazidine medicine by a doctor to treat heart palpitations he has suffered since 2008, and was unaware that it had been newly added to the banned substances list.

I though Sun Yang was a serious doping offender without thinking and checking about what kind of offense he committed when I read about him and the news title with drug cheater on all newspaper and online news. A few days ago, I googled and read about him on Wikipedia. We should not be called him as drug cheater.

Also, ours Aussie girl Shayna Jack was tested positive for Ligandrol, or LGD-4033. The Ligandrol, or LGD-4033 is a treatment for Osteoporosis and not marketing yet. It was still under developing by Ligand Pharma.

Ligandrol belongs to the family of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs). Ligandrol can be bought from black market and very popular amongst bodybuilders, fitness enthusiasts and other athletes according to Blue Cloud website.

Shayna Jack's Ligandrol (LGD-4033) is a more serious offense than Sun Yang. However, we should not rush to call her drug cheater. It's very cruel. We must wait her explanation about how Ligandrol enter her body. The drug can enter anyone's body via many ways. Foods and drinks can be tainted with banned substances and unknowingly eat and drink by athletes.

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