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U.S. swimmer suggests his Olympic races were 'probably not clean'

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That good old Olympic spirit on display.

10 ( +23 / -13 )

Nothing happens in Russia without President Putin's okay.

Nothing he would do, would surprise me.

3 ( +22 / -19 )

Sore loser.

-3 ( +22 / -25 )

He is probably not wrong. But there is a certain very successful male swimmer on his own team who could be a body double for The Hulk. Murphy won't mention him I bet...

7 ( +18 / -11 )

Russia certainly bought its way into these Olympics.

3 ( +21 / -18 )

Russian guys-must be bad.Equals doping.

Others dont do of course/irony off/

How about to just realize that russian guy was better than american one?

.....!

-3 ( +15 / -18 )

Have any of you looked up what Russia has done in the past?.....Please look it up'

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DaveToday  04:15 pm JST

Have any of you looked up what Russia has done in the past?.....Please look it up'

Seems like they have not.

No Russian athletes should;d be allowed in these or the upcoming Olympics.

And the IOC even let Russia hold the Winter Games in Sochi!

Nothing dirty going on??

5 ( +15 / -10 )

He thinks that there is lot of doping in swimming. Now which country wins most medals in swimming?

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VictorToday  04:23 pm JST

He thinks that there is lot of doping in swimming. Now which country wins most medals in swimming?

Australia? China?

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

Butthurt.

-2 ( +10 / -12 )

Doping is widespread in almost every event that requires strength or endurance. Don't kid yourself that any team, nation or sport is free from doping.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Americans are sore losers

-5 ( +12 / -17 )

Mr KiplingToday  04:43 pm JST

Doping is widespread in almost every event that requires strength or endurance. Don't kid yourself that any team, nation or sport is free from doping.

Evidence suggests certain countries have a greater problem with it than others though coughRussiacough so he has a valid point.

8 ( +16 / -8 )

let's be realistic...

Russia has a whistle blower, they had a large centrally organized program but not necessarily more on the juice than the US or quite a few countries with laughable anti doping... Cough.jamaica.cough..

0 ( +6 / -6 )

I am of 2 minds about this. On the one hand, banning an entire country is essentially collective punishment. On the other hand, giving Putin a slap on the wrist only emboldens him. In order to get him to stop, you have to put real punishments in place (like banning an entire team) that will make him follow the rules.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Using the word, “his” in the title made me think he was accusing himself, but he isn’t. So... he’s clean, the winners are clean, and he has no specifics, but someone isn’t?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Critics have pointed out that the punishment lacks any real bite, since Russian teams are wearing full national colors. Their flag is banned and their national anthem can't be played during medal ceremonies, but they do get music from Russian composer Tchaikovsky.

The Russians are the only real people in this world to know how the Taiwanese, the real Leaders of China feel.

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

The Russians have been quite brazen with their doping. No matter how many times they are asked not to do it, they still do.

6 ( +13 / -7 )

Russia shouldn't even be in the Olympics this year. ROC...what a joke.

Russia was sanctioned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after it was accused of running a state-backed doping program.

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Their flag is banned and their national anthem can't be played during medal ceremonies, but they do get music from Russian composer Tchaikovsky.

And they will get a personal meeting and welcome from Mr. Putin when they return, along with generous rewards. Correct, there is no real bite.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Maybe the Russian Sputnik vaccination is a performance enhancer ?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

"I have always been for clean competition,"

So he gets of the juice 2 months before?

The only way I'll believe that any country caught doping is clean is by weekly tests for 2 yrs prior to an event, collected and performed by people from outside that country with no political ties. I wouldn't trust Belarus to collect and run tests on Russians, for example.

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Sounds like a sore loser. Better not to make such inferences without proof..

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Of course it's the American, the American ego cannot be contained and if someone has beaten them it's because the better person cheated. This is also because 'cheating' is a way of life in America and we see it in EVERYTHING that we do here so it's natural that this would seem a likely scenario for a pouty American. There are almost as many 'scams' alive and operating at any given time in America as it has people. Lying and cheating is the mainstay of Capitalism and the Spirit of the Wolf of Wall Street lives in the hearts of our most ambitious particularly if they are in anything related to finance but also in anything 'competitive' or providing 'power'. Perhaps another reason is that Mr Murphy, himself, successfully 'doped' without detection and figures, given that, someone who beat him MUST HAVE doped even more. Russia, of course, does not have the control of global media that America has and we see that stories of 'others' misdeeds get much more attention than do those of Americans, albeit if media access were equal, a different picture of America might exist in the World's minds...How embarrassing, Murph! What were ya thinkin'...? Maybe a Snickers before you opened your mouth woulda bin a good idear...

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He is just being a sore loser! He should concentrate on his physical koans mentality of winning rather than complaining later. The Russians aren’t even a super power in the Olympics this year as it’s been dominated by Australia, Japan and China. The Americans have performed very poorly in all events by their own standards so far…really pathetic! Don’t blame others for not being successful. Be like the Japanese swimmers and runners who lost and said it’s just my own fault for not trying hard enough…that’s the spirit!

Have any of you looked up what Russia has done in the past?.....Please look it up'

By your definition you are saying that no one should be forgiven for their past bad actions! So we shouldn’t forgive Japan for the bad things they did during the war, we shouldn’t forgive The US for dropping the nuclear bombs or the countless bad deeds they’ve done in the past! Or bad actions in sports like Zidane head butting his opponent, Messi pushing away a child who wanted his autograph after Argentina lost to Germany in the world cup, Maradona using his hands to score and win the World Cup and countless other actions by athletes. People have already forgiven and moved on! Your comment is purely idiotic! Learn to forgive others and move forward with a clean heart and mind or you’ll become extinct like the dinosaurs!

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'DOPING' is bad for many reasons, most of them the physiological and psychological damage the usual substances inflict on the person driven to such behavior although it might be said that the REAL damage is what caused them to dope in the first place. Are there undetectable ways to artificially enhance athletic performance? Perhaps. Has Mr Murphy availed himself to these? We cannot know. Perhaps the question in not IF there is 'doping', but what all can be used to do the same thing...

This has to be said:

"...but they do get music from Russian composer Tchaikovsky."

One of the most popular pieces of music played at FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVALS in the United States is the 1812 Overture which celebrates Russia's victory over the French (!?) but contains CANNONS. Nothing rocks the American heart like "rocket's red glare" or "bomb's bursting in air" or, especially, the sounds of artillery sending little messages of love to 'bad' people downrange... America has the single most pathetic anthem of any country in the world. The Russian anthem speaks of the beauty of Russia and its people while the American version describes only another political symbol (a symbol whose only reference is another symbol(!)) in a phony battle (see: actual history) in a lost financial war with the Bank of England coupled with AWFUL plagiarized music from a failed European comic opera, BUT has lots of warlike references which, again, somehow, warms the American heart. One of the greatest joys of having lived in Nihon as long as I did is that, returning home, I am able to actually SEE my own country as it really is without the programming that blinds so many of my fellow citz to mindless cheering for things that, instead, should bring tears and shame.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

This swimmer was diplomatic about it. Russians were in the event. It was 100% definitely doped. The only question is how they're not getting caught.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Such a loser. How about just only swimming some faster than all the opponents? lol

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Sore loser - what a cheap comment. Of course they are doped-up. Which is cheating. Pretty simple. Instead the unknowing try to make hash of the comment, also tossing in some jingoistic verbiage.

The individual's demeaning commentary alluding to doping in sports, is clueless. It is rampant. The use of PEDs is throughout sport. Those who have provided pharmaceutical enhancement to athletes have testified to such. Those in kinesiology have spoken about the performances of athletes beyond the bounds of physical limits - that such can only be accomplished through the use of drugs. The measure of an increase in muscle mass is one such obvious element. Same with endurance. Or an increase in 'speed' that is impossible over a determined period of time without drugs and also which exceeds parameters for individuals well beyond peak age for particular sports.

For a past example, one may look at the detailed records kept by former East Germany. The pretense that it has ceased is delusional.

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Doping is way ahead of testing.

Question is, which swimmer is clean? Probably very few.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Typical excuse of a loser who did not do what was necessary to win, who blames others and who sees how his country is losing medals and believe they will win in everything but it is not like that, there are more countries that can win too..

Hollywood and their propaganda has brainwashed generations.

I will tell you again, these Olympics will be won by China and it will be a blow to the big ego of Westerners.

And if the Russians were doped, well, as if in the USA athletes do not dope too, everyone is doped in sports..

French Jacques Anquetil, five-time winner of the Tour de France, said once: "The Tour is not won by drinking water mineral".

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Totally classless sore loser.

He inferred and without much doubt that he lost only because the Russian guy is doped up.

Why oh why do the Americans who are so strong at the Olympics always lose with zero class.

Very dissapointing.

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They keep the tests of these athletes for something like 7 years after the fact, and as they devise new testing technologies, they will find the Russians who were doped and take way their medals, giving it to the athletes from nations that don't run state-sponsored doping programs. The sad thing is, the athletes from those non-doping nations, while getting the medal, are cheated out of their time on the podium by the doped up Russians.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

The individual's demeaning commentary alluding to doping in sports, is clueless. It is rampant. The use of PEDs is throughout sport.

The difference is that doping is an individual choice, made against the rules of their nation, in nations that would kick them out if they caught them doping. In Russia, the doping is state-sponsored, and encouraged.

I fault the individual athletes when they dope. Cheaters, and worthless. But when it's a nation running the doping program, it's a snub to every other nation who sends their athletes in the interests of fairness in competition. Russia is run by a government of trolls, and they have proven they have zero interest in sending a team to the Olympics in the spirit of fairness in competition. They just want to cheat.

Every time a Russian athlete dopes and takes home a medal, it's to a significant degree the fault of the ioc, for continuing to let anything Russian into the Olympics. All of these athletes should have to compete under the banner and rules of other nations that aren't Russia, and aren't running state-sponsored doping programs.

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