Comments on: Drug-testers catching up? http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/rowlandjack/2009/05/11/drug-testers-catching-up/ Rowland Jack on International Sport Mon, 02 Jan 2012 13:26:51 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Rowland Jack http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/rowlandjack/2009/05/11/drug-testers-catching-up/comment-page-1/#comment-128 Rowland Jack Tue, 12 May 2009 08:10:52 +0000 http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/rowlandjack/?p=52#comment-128 Yes, there is a big issue that the professional sports leagues outside the jurisdiction of the Olympic Movement tend to enforce shorter bans. However, MLB in particular has become stricter recently and the volume of coverage of the Ramirez case suggests that the media are taking the issue seriously. I find the progress encouraging. Yes, there is a big issue that the professional sports leagues outside the jurisdiction of the Olympic Movement tend to enforce shorter bans. However, MLB in particular has become stricter recently and the volume of coverage of the Ramirez case suggests that the media are taking the issue seriously. I find the progress encouraging.

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By: Tim Maitland http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/rowlandjack/2009/05/11/drug-testers-catching-up/comment-page-1/#comment-127 Tim Maitland Tue, 12 May 2009 03:24:16 +0000 http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/rowlandjack/?p=52#comment-127 Nice post Jack! Taking a global view on this... the longer-term issue to grapple with is how and when MLB and the other Major sports are going to catch up and start punishing failed drugs tests in oline with WADA and the IOC. Manny will get 50 games... a quarter of a season... a couple of months... as opposed to two years and a ban from the next Olympics. BTW... nice story on ESPN gives a real insight into what is at first glance a strange story. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4159870 Also worth comparing and contrasting Gasquet's situation with that of Belgian ultra-superstar cyclist Tom Boonen... who won't get sporting sanctions for an out-of-competition positive for Cocaine, but who has embarassed team and sponsor alike with a repeat offence. Nice post Jack!
Taking a global view on this… the longer-term issue to grapple with is how and when MLB and the other Major sports are going to catch up and start punishing failed drugs tests in oline with WADA and the IOC.
Manny will get 50 games… a quarter of a season… a couple of months… as opposed to two years and a ban from the next Olympics.

BTW… nice story on ESPN gives a real insight into what is at first glance a strange story.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4159870

Also worth comparing and contrasting Gasquet’s situation with that of Belgian ultra-superstar cyclist Tom Boonen… who won’t get sporting sanctions for an out-of-competition positive for Cocaine, but who has embarassed team and sponsor alike with a repeat offence.

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