Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sportsleaks

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  1. I hope the Russian or Mexican soccer team doctors one day blow the whistle on those teams. I find it hard to believe they are not being doped up as a whole. Not that the Russians are playing like supermen but given how dirty Russia is with doping it's hard to believe they are 100% clean! And even the Mexican youth team all tested positive to clenbuterol (correct me if I'm wrong) and given the streak the national team is on, they must nevertheless be clean though, right?

    As for tennis, maybe someone can leak some info on exactly what Boris Becker does to his puffy face.

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    1. Lol, Russian or Mexican? Try all soccer teams, not just the ones you don't like.

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  2. This story in the New York Times yesterday about WADA is pretty chilling with regard to whistleblowers. But it is a great idea. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/16/sports/olympics/world-anti-doping-agency-russia-cheating.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

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  4. BBC documentary on Seb Coe and the Russian Olympic doping scandal. Truly shocking stuff.................

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07gy406

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    1. I got this error message: "BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues."

      Any suggestions on how to watch it in the USA? Thanks.

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    2. I was one of the original posters on this site. I was under a different name. Thanks for all of the great work!

      One of our favorite topics was Operation Puerto. The bags may finally be tested! I'm linking to a blog site, so you can follow the links:
      http://deadspin.com/the-pandoras-box-of-doping-cases-is-about-to-be-opened-1782120282

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    3. @Rick Leskowitz --- use Hola on Chrome -- an excellent proxy add-on

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    4. @Rick Leskowitz --- use Hola on Chrome -- an excellent proxy add-on

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    5. Thanks, . Still no luck on my Mac, though, despite clearing the cache. I'm not willing to go for the paid VPN Hola suggests, so I'll consult with my visiting tech support person (ie, my son).

      And yes, the prospects are mouth-watering!

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    6. Hey Rick
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUAP6p_a0CQ

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    7. Thanks, Arcus. Coe looks pretty slippery, esp. when he's stonewalling the BBC reporter, despite knowing that he's being filmed. Where there's smoke....

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  5. My mouth is positively watering at the day that someone who has seen the positives for Nadal, Serena and Djoko drops those docs in the virtual mailbox to sportsdopingleaks.com .... really, I am salivating ....let's all cross our fingers

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    1. Sadly it probably won't happen until they are all long retired.

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  6. My mouth is positively watering at the day that someone who has seen the positives for Nadal, Serena and Djoko drops those docs in the virtual mailbox to sportsdopingleaks.com .... really, I am salivating ....let's all cross our fingers

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  7. Now that Lebron "HGH" James has won his 3rd NBA title people are already putting him in the GOAT conversation.

    But we'll just brush aside the fact that three years ago Lebron's name was on the list of Biogenesis clients and had steroids and HGH mailed to his house using his assistant's name. Just like with Peyton Manning except he used his wife's name.

    Just like with Peyton Manning, the sports media sticks their fingers in their ears and does "LALLLALAALLALA" when it's a media fave being fingered as a cheater. No one wants to be the "bad guy" and tell the truth about the sports media heroes.

    Sharapova was named years ago as a client of Mark Lindsay, a chiropractor, who was buddy-buddy with Anthony Galea who gave athletes HGH and other illegal performance-enhancing drugs. So Sharapova was known for associating with dopers for years but the media buried their heads in the sand because Sharapova is/was a "big name athlete." No one in the media wanted to do the deeper digging. Now everyone is shocked - SHOCKED I tell you! - that Sharapova was caught being a doping cheater and has been a doping cheater for at least a decade.

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    1. Also, yes, there are others in the NBA/NFL/other sports using HGH and steroids, etc. LeBron and Peyton aren't the only ones in their respective sports using. I used them because they are the two biggest winners in sports this year so far and both of them have links to HGH that the media won't talk about.

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    2. @Seeya:Do you think Michael Phelps is a doper.I felt Phelps is curious and I've never seen a swimmer like Phelps.

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    3. @dung9856
      Everyone is suspect in my opinion, sad to say. Swimming is rife with doping as well but that doesn't get talked about as much because people only tend to care about it at Olympics time(s).

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    4. Does anyone know the actual height of Sharapova's family? Father, mother, grand parents?

      Wondering how early they get started on this stuff back in "Soviet Russia."

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    5. @MTracy

      1) First of all, she has been living in the USA for almost her whole life( she is now 29), precisely since she was 7, just a little kid!!

      Hence, if that was the case, don't blame Soviet Russia!!


      Source: http://www.cnbc.com/2015/03/23/maria-sharapova-i-wont-trade-russian-citizenship.html

      2)Secondly, her parents' height is nothing special at all,anyway, I haven't found any new about her grandparents, however, I think that if her grandparents were tall, her PR team would have already put much emphasis on this aspect to justify her particular height!!

      3)Third, Maria Sharapova height is 6,2 (188 centimeters), anyway, the optimal height to be a professional tennis player on WTA tour is 5,10 ( feet, inches - 178 centimeters ), instead on ATP tour is 6,08 ( 185 centimeters), the same height of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer!!

      In conclusion, she is 3,93 (feet - 10 centimeters) taller than the optimal height, it isn't a good thing at those top levels, any female tennis player would lack a little bit of physical agility, furthermore, considering the fact that there isn't any new about her grandparents height, yes, at this point, it might be that when she was a teenager, her height was stimulated with something like HGH ( in the USA and not in Soviet Russia!! ) but the results haven't been nothing special because they missed the optimal target!!

      Best regards.

      Fabrice

      PS http://www.livescience.com/46894-how-humans-changed-in-100-years.html


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    6. @Fab Farn

      "Hence, if that was the case, don't blame Soviet Russia!!"

      It was her Soviet Russian Doctors who supplied her with Meldonium all these years.

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    7. @Northwestcircus

      You're totally wrong!!

      Have a careful look at:

      "Full Decision in the case of Maria Sharapova"

      http://www.itftennis.com/media/231178/231178.pdf

      and you'll realize straightaway that Mr. Eisenbud ( an American Jew ), Maria Sharapova's agent, who has been working for IMG ( American company ) for several years, the most powerful sport agency in the world, knew very well all the things that Sharapova was taking, legal and illegal stuff!!

      If you want to believe in his ridiculous excuses ,ok, it's your opinion, at that point, anyone can also say that there are a lot of flying elephants in the sky!!!!

      Best regards.

      Fabrice

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    8. @Fab Farn - Not sure what his religion has got to do with anything?

      That aside, if you're takeaway from the ITF report is that her incompetent agent was the central actor behind her doping rather than the Russian state-sponsored program, which has been exposed doping literally hundreds of athletes then you have a problem with basic comprehension.

      Similarly I don't understand how you read the article you linked where Sharapova confirms her unshakable allegiance to the Russian State and take from it that someone in the US rather than Russia is filling her with drugs. Doesn't matter where she resides, the whole point of state-sponsored doping is to raise the profile of a country internationally through sporting success. Sharapova she is one of Russia's biggest global sports stars and therefore the biggest success story of their program.

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    9. @Northwestcircus

      You're again totally wrong!!

      1) First of all, when I wrote in brackets (an American Jew ) in reference to Mr.Eisenbud, it wasn't to point out his religion but I was just to point out that being an America Jew he might ( I repeat "might", it isn't sure,it's just "might" ) belong to the most poweful lobby in the business and political field in the USA, if you are so naive that you still think that American Jews are like other Americans, think much better about it, just a very meaningful note:

      https://www.amazon.com/Neoconservative-Revolution-Jewish-Intellectuals-Shaping/dp/0521545013

      2) Secondly, Mr. Eisenbud and IMG ( from USA, not from Russia, China, North Korea, and so on!! ) have worked very hard over the years to make Maria Sharapova a global brand around the world, especially in the Western world, in fact, all her sponsors have come from the Western World, the most important is Nike which is an American company, what a strange coincidence....!!

      As a logical consequence, Mr. Eisenbud and IMG ( from USA ) didn't care a fig if Meldonium was widespread among a lot of Russian athletes, for them Meldonium could even come from Japan, Brazil, New Zealand, from any country in the world, for Mr. Eisenbud and IMG ( from USA ) the only most important thing was to make Maria Sharapova ( obviously, Sharapova and her father agreed with them 100%!! ) a winning global brand in the Western world to make as much money as possible and at any cost, even if it involved to break the laws because professional tennis is just a business, in fact, " For Maria, tennis is just a business" by Nick Bollettieri, founder of IMG and former tennis coach of Maria Sharapova.

      What a strange coincidence...!!!!

      3)Third, if you want to understand a business, follow the money, flows in and flows out!!

      If you don't understand ( or you don't want to understand ) a logical and rational priciple like this, the problem is only yours and not mine!!!

      Best regards.

      Fabrice

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    10. @Northwestcircus

      Excuse me, I was in a hurry when I wrote:

      "For Maria, tennis is just a business" by Nick Bollettieri, founder of IMG and former tennis coach of Maria Sharapova. "

      The correct version is:

      "For Maria, tennis is just a business" by Nick Bollettieri, business partner of IMG and former tennis coach of Maria Sharapova.

      Best regards.

      Fabrice

      PS https://www.imgacademy.com/sports/bollettieri-tennis/coaches/coach/nick-bollettieri

      A very close relationship over the years!!

      What a strange coincidence....!!

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  9. This looks like a great site (so far) but I do wonder about the follow-ups they will be doing based on the submissions. Hopefully they publish full results of their investigations.

    But, sadly, we have seen time and time again information come out linking big names to doping and the mainstream sports media either ignores it or plays dumb.

    I hope this does a lot of good but I won't hold my breath. I know I am way too cynical.

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  11. Some journalists seem anti-doping is not a cause worth fighting for.

    https://twitter.com/BenRothenberg/status/744869467415580672

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    1. Thankfully he's getting roasted in the following tweets by people. Sharapova ADMITTED she doped yet you still have idiots like Rothenberg defending her.

      But I will say that Craig Reedie's comment was stupid and ill-advised. Why give Sharapova any ammunition to use in her appeal?

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    2. Luckily enough, WADA just didn't appeal. It was the ITF that made it to the tribunals. So, those statemtns shouldn't be any ammunition for the doper.

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    3. I hope so. Sharadopa doesn't deserve any sympathy but - sadly - she is getting some based on his statement. Let's hope her appeal fails and they don't lessen the punishment.

      He still shouldn't have phrased it like that. A lot of people criticizing him for that statement, especially since WADA is being heavily criticized for their original handling of the Russian doping scandal back in 2012/2013. The U.S Senate is even involved. Not a time for him to be flippant when he has to answer Senate questions and WADA is being portrayed as turning a blind eye to doping.

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  12. It's my understanding that 'disclosure' or revelations on all levels of existence is imminent. Truth, honor and real justice will be the order of the day very soon. Why should sports be left out?

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  13. From : http://www.usada.org/meldonium/

    Does anyone know where this statement came from: "meldonium was originally developed in the late 1970’s as a growth-promoting agent for animals by the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis"

    What growth was it supposed to promote? Presumably, there are some animal studies that showed something?

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  14. Anybody heard about McIlroy skipping the Olympics? Sounds like someone who's trying to avoid doping tests.

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    1. Or maybe he's just trying to avoid the Zika virus. Honestly, this Olympics is a joke. Why they chose Rio, with all it's problems, is beyond me. If I were a top athlete I wouldn't want to go. And for tennis players they aren't even awarding points anymore so I think it has become less desirable.

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    2. I have to agree with Lopi. I don't think avoiding doping controls has anything to do with athletes choosing to skip this particular Olympics.

      Zika virus, political unrest, sewage/feces/garbage in the water, half-built stadiums, rampant crime, etc. are all contributors to people not wanting to go.

      Rio won the Olympics because the IOC is a corrupt organization and went for the money over stability.

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    3. Also, golfers will have to spend 5/6 hours a day out doors on a course full of trees, long grass and bodies of water. If anyone is going to be at risk its them.

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    4. Rory wants to keep sitting on the fence regarding his national identity (issue surrounding whether he'd play for Britain or Ireland) He didn't compete in the last Olympics either for this reason. When money is to be made there's no use in burning bridges I guess.
      But a lot of others are using the zika excuse though. Agree with the other comments the Olympic location was down to a lot of dollars stuffed in envelopes. Zika or not I wouldn't go http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/06/18/rio-olympics-failure-global-elites/

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  15. Djokovic lost to Goffin at Boodles, an insignificant exhibition tournament (except in that it is Djokovic's only warm-up to Wimbledon). I didn't watch but I'm pretty sure he lost just to divert attention away from himself. The guy wins everything and is never upset unless he wants to be upset. I really hope he doesn't win Wimbledon because the CYGS (or I guess the Golden Slam since it's an Olympics year) talk will be unbearable. But we all know what he's gunning for.

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    1. Meaningless Lopi. He lost to Zverev there last year as well.

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    2. I know it's a meaningless tournament which is why he allows himself to lose there once in a while. So it doesn't look like he wins every match he plays. He could play Halle or Queens and actually get points but he plays an exhibition so he gets in the practice and can lose a match and keep playing (I think it's round robin). It's not like he needs the money.

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    3. Something tells me Serena is doing the exact same thing except that she's actually losing the slams to not draw attention to herself. B/c of the whole Sharapova doping scandal making her cautious She'll get her 22, but think it'll be at US Open. As for ATP, The only one that has even a remote chance of challenging Djoker at Wimbledon is Murray/Lendl combo. Otherwise, it looks like he's headed for the golden slam.

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    4. Pacing himself perhaps? I don't know how drugs work, but maybe it isn't ideal to push yourself in order to avoid peaking too early. In fact, if you're playing without using drugs, I'd say the same thing.

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  16. Ben Affleck basically threw the entire NFL under the bus with the rant that nobody would be left to play if they actually tested properly for steroids & HGH. While he's not actually the most credible source on doping, he must have inside information given how chummy he is with Brady.

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