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Nigerian sprinter Okagbare suspended after positive for HGH

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theFu.....

this has nothing to do with testosterone levels, or sex testing.

She failed a test for hGH. The latest test can tell the difference between natural hGh in the body and that which has been manufactured and injected.

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Looks like someone messed up their dosage and timings very badly, July 19th is too close to the event to get any benefit from hGH.

She didn't time the blood transfusion correctly. Maybe finding a compatible blood type was harder in Japan than expected? https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17163813/

Or perhaps she is in the 1 in 2000 humans born with naturally high hormones or non-binary genetics. Some great female athletes have been accused of not being female for over 100 yrs. Some had their medals stripped at the time, but had them returned after having children later. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/azeenghorayshi/sex-testing-olympians

Male/Female isn't going to work as the split in groups of competitors. Grouping by tested levels will probably end up being the result. Society just needs to catch up. There are men with low testosterone levels who don't compete well against other men. Should they be prevented from competition against their "peers"?

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suspension is "provisional" because there is a A test and a B test.

Two tests. Any full suspensions will be after the second B test results.

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Okagbare tested positive in an out-of-competition test on July 19, the Athletics Integrity Unit said. The AIU said it was only informed of the finding on Friday and after Okagbare had already run in the 100 heats at the Tokyo Games.

They will give her a test for HGH and if that is positive, then she will lose her medal for the 100 and be sent home.

If the test is negative, then she will be allowed to do any further heats she is entered for.

zichiToday 12:47 pm JST

Most of her team are in covid quarantine. There are millions of good Nigerians.

but it only takes one bad apple to spoil the rest.

Maybe she was taking it to improve herself, but stopped before any races so it would be out of her system during competitions, but was caught out by the "out-of-competition" test.

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suspended after positive for corona...

hahaha... I had to read the article to realize its HGH. corona horror.

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I don't see the problem, from what I found she was taking a male growth hormone, sounds fair to me seeing eventually the women will be competing against people that benefited most of their lives from that same hormone just did it naturally since birth.

Lol, human growth hormone (HGH) is not a "male" growth hormone

(the name should already give ya a clue, both human males and females naturally produce HGH - if only males produce it, then females would all be dwarves)

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wonder why she was allowed to run, and why it took 10 days for the test result to filter through. also wonder why the suspension is "provisional"..... you'd think it would be just as easy to give facts in articles as all the definite-maybes that abound these days. or not? 「(°ヘ°)

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Looks like someone messed up their dosage and timings very badly, July 19th is too close to the event to get any benefit from hGH.

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I don't see the problem, from what I found she was taking a male growth hormone, sounds fair to me seeing eventually the women will be competing against people that benefited most of their lives from that same hormone just did it naturally since birth.

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Most of her team are in covid quarantine. There are millions of good Nigerians.

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She already ran in the 100 heats and thought she got away with it, just like when you get one of those dear Mam/Sir letters telling you you inherited a hundred million and you write them back and they thought they got away with it! Not!!!

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Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare was provisionally suspended Saturday after a positive test for human growth hormone.

This shambolic pandemic cash grab Olympics has shown that the anti-doping severity of the JOC is empty virtue signaling.

We are on the cusp of a transhuman revolution, many athletes have joints artificially replaced or have done cycles of performance enhancements before the testing for the games.

Let the Olympics be a medical technology driver for innovation and maybe in the near future there will not even have to be a distinction between the Olympics and Paralympics Games.

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