Three More Doping Bans Added To FINA Case Book

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The number of doping cases reported by FINA has swelled to 18 in 2013, with there more swimmers joining the list of positives this week. Russia, swimming in a sea of cases across many sports this year, has suffered yet another setback on the way to hosting the 2015 World Championships in Kazan; Methylhexaneamine accounts for two of there three latest cases

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The number of doping cases reported by FINA has swelled to 18 in 2013, with there more swimmers joining the list of positives this week. Russia, swimming in a sea of cases across many sports this year, has suffered yet another setback on the way to hosting the 2015 World Championships in Kazan; Methylhexaneamine accounts for two of there three latest cases

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Swimming Mom

I wish they would list the brand names that have the product in, it makes it easier for the man in the street and sometimes the athlete as well. The athletes ALWAYS need to inform and remind their doctors and pharmacists that they are professional sportsmen/women.

DanishSwimFan

I find the utter inconsistency in how these cases are handled somewhat baffling. There should be always be scope for taking into consideration mitigating circumstances but I don’t understand why one swimmer can be banned for 3 months and another get off with a warning for an identical offence. I guess there may be some info that explains it that we aren’t privy to, but that gives the impression that athletes are not all equal before the relevant authorities which isn’t good for the sport.

Bill Bell

I keep saying y go after the small fry?

You mean to tell me ALL the medal winners at London/Kazan/Barcelona and Dubai were cleaner than a hound’s tooth?

The greatest swimmer in history won all those medals and set all those world records and won all those golds on nonfat milk and Mother’s Cookies?

Right and Santa is coming to town too in seven weeks.

Give me a break!

neer

I agree with Bill. It’s the unfortunate reality with all professional sport.

Craig Lord

Bill. Don’t taint all because some cheat. It doesn’t wash. it doesn’t explain. It lets cheats (and I’m talking about the folk in the shadows behind the kids when it comes to swimming) prosper and reinforces the falsehood that if you don’t cheat you can’t win (consequence, give up the fight). I don’t buy it. True, a lot more small than big fry get caught and the anti-doping system is a long way from where it needs to be but that does not mean that everyone is cheating and that everyone who was ever a winner cheated too, as you imply

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