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November 02, 2012 1:35 AM

MotoGP » Anthony West fails anti-doping test

The anti-doping rules in all pro sports are so strict that athletes(riders) have to be amazingly careful with what they take. Most average people take over the counter remedies for common ailments that would cause them to fail a test. I spent some years in a competitive sport that was governed with drug testing, and the book of band substances was hundreds of pages thick. What this article does not say is the levels in Ant's blood. It is very likely, trace(which is so small it would have no effect), however the rules do not allow for any margin. Just sad that those who have little or no knowledge of this immediately conjure up images of the athlete injecting themselves with syringes of juice, and floating around the room! The fact that he has only been given a short ban would suggest it is not serious.


August 27, 2012 5:38 AM

MotoGP » Oil leak stifles Rossi progress

I see comments about the 07 Duke here again. What we should not forget is that in 07 it turned largely into a tyre driven championship, with Bridgestone pumping in cast domes of money to build tyres for Ducati, with Yamaha on the inferior Michelin. No matter how good a bike or rider is it is very difficult to overcome a rubber disadvantage. That's not to take anything away from Stoner. Just pointing out that it was far from a level playing field.

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