August 15, 2006

Doping materials found after European athletics championships: A bag containing "what appeared to be materials used for doping" has been found in Gothenberg. And it looks like the syringes, catheters etc had all been used.

posted by Fence to other at 03:52 AM - 7 comments

I know, drugs in an athletic competition, who'd ever have thought it? The article also mentions that some former atheletes had been detained for using cocaine at an "old athletes" party.

posted by Fence at 03:54 AM on August 15, 2006

I would be interested in hearing from the SpoFi Euro Contingent regarding the steroids scandals of recent years. As you can tell from any number of threads/posts here, we Americans are completely out of our minds when it comes to there the righteous indignation over there as well, or is it just accepted as a part of sport?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:15 AM on August 15, 2006

I think there is huge amount of indignation. But there is also a certain amount of acceptance, not that it is right, but that it happens, and that those using drugs usually have an advantage over those trying to catch them. Here in Ireland drugs in sport is often hidden away. Some don't accept that Michelle Smith was doing something a little dodgy. And of course the following Olympics we had a horse test positive. Although after that went through the system it was accepted that it was treatment for an injury rather than performance enhancement. I think it is a worldwide problem, and one that isn't going to go away anytime soon.

posted by Fence at 05:51 AM on August 15, 2006

If any sort of true investigation into doping were to happen within American pro sports (of all kinds), I'm guessing that those who claim to be surprised that such things happen would be mighty surprised. Rest assured that no such investigation will take place though, because far too many hands are in the pot and they're all pulling out gigantic wads of cash.

posted by JohnSFO at 10:42 AM on August 15, 2006

C'mon people, this is a nothing story. Now, throw in an eyewitness account from a stripper or two, then we'd have something.

posted by Amateur at 02:54 PM on August 15, 2006

Was Bonds or Landis in the area?

posted by T$PORT4lawschool at 06:48 PM on August 15, 2006

Now, throw in an eyewitness account from a stripper or two, then we'd have something. Perhaps somebody called Mr. Wolf. Or, worse yet, Greg Maddux.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:24 AM on August 16, 2006

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