jamaica - fastest nation on earth!!

Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by marty21, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    they've won all the sprints

    100 and 200 men
    100 and 200 women


    should get the 100 relays in both too i reckon

    :cool:
     
  2. grimble

    grimble 50/34 12/27

  3. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    I swear i read something in a thread last week that the jamaican team was being tested more than most at the olympics?
     
  4. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    That took approximately 7 minutes...I thought it would've been said quicker TBH. :(
     
  5. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    Yup 32 times in the first 4 days.

    Asafa Powell 4 times in 5 days.
     
  6. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    the top ones run on the international circuit, so i'd say they get tested enough

    jamaica is not exactly a wealthy country either, so spending money on drug testing athletes is not exactly a priority
     
  7. gilroy

    gilroy New Member

    Iv heard that mentioned on the Beeb as well - the Jamaicans were not moaning apparently, just pointingout that their sprinters have been properly targeted by the testers.

    Not sure about this pre olympics though.
     
  8. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

  9. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Just to state the obvious, that's called testing 'in competition', the link describes the testing regime in Jamaica i.e. out of competition.

    And there isn't any effective testing in Jamaica out of competition.

    And yes, it's as important.


    - just to clarify.
     
  10. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Read the post above yours,LC.
     
  11. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    That's it then, they are all on drugs! :(
     
  12. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Please. You're still suffering from that compulsion to post before you think.
     
  13. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Oh shut up, all you care about is just saying 'HES ON DRUGS' and attacking us, get over yourself, twat.
     
  14. Flashman

    Flashman wtf did I do?

  15. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

  16. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

    [​IMG]
     
  17. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    "all you care about" :D

    I sometimes forget the range of ages of people on message boards.
     
  18. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    just wondering London_Calling , do you actually like watching sport at all ?, or is your enjoyment spoiled by your belief that anyone who wins something might have taken performance enhancers
     
  19. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Well if you have something else to care about, focus on that rather than attacking me or saying 'THEY'RE ON DRUGS' or you're proving me right.
     
  20. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    If you read my post, I tried to help you becasuse you hadn't grasped the difference between the liked article (which alked about out of competition testing) and the view you expressed.

    It's also not about how many tests someone has had "this year".
     
  21. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    It's a fact that Jamaica doesn't have effective out of competition testing. I mentioned that becasue people stated a position but hadn't taken on board the difference between out an in of competition - there are a lot of people here who are relatively new to athletics, and are also quite excitable.

    Fwiw, I remember the East Germans, and the Americans of earlier this decade, and a lot in between.

    As a mature adult, I imagine your memory goes back some way as well ?
     
  22. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    it does go back to those days, but those days are totally different, the testing is a lot more sophisticated these days
     
  23. Jessiedog

    Jessiedog Keeping the faith.

  24. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

  25. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Why is that?

    It's an arms race and always has been
     
  26. Jessiedog

    Jessiedog Keeping the faith.

    First mooted in 2005, the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission (Jadco) remains an organisation with more good intentions than testing kits. Repeated promises have been made to fast-track the necessary legislation and funds through parliament but three years later all that is clear is the island's sprinters are faster than its lawmakers.




    :hmm:


    Woof
     
  27. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    more money is being spent on testing, in all sports - you never used to get footballers caught, not you do, even cricketers have been banned
     
  28. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Yep, we know that. It's important the IOC is seen as doing everything it can otherwise, as they're very aware, the credibility of the sport is undermined.

    So they tell us time and again how testing is improving.

    Fwiw, I'd do the same if I was involved with an organisation that made even the Formula One cash cow look like a boys scouts cook out.
     
  29. Jessiedog

    Jessiedog Keeping the faith.



    :hmm:


    Woof
     
  30. Melinda

    Melinda Kama roa, efshar livloa?

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