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Thread: RIO OLYMPICS - general thread (not tennis)

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    By the sounds of it, The Rio Olympics are descending into a complete farce, what with the problems with the Russian's, Zika, unfinished accommodation blocks, and the suggestion that the aquatics events will be carried out in incredibly polluted water. In London 2012, there was the ticketing farce and problems with security, but I don't think anyone truly doubted that the British would muddle through in their usual fashion with everything being alright on the day. I don't have the same feeling with Rio.

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    Put these links in the first post


    Official website - https://www.rio2016.com/en

    Official schedule - https://www.rio2016.com/en/schedule-and-results

    BBC - Rio 2016 Olympics day-by-day guide

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    Bencic pulls out - behind in her training schedule.

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    all this talk of a blanket ban - surely it's not that cold out in Rio...

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    Quote Originally Posted by suttontennis View Post
    all this talk of a blanket ban - surely it's not that cold out in Rio...
    Well Rio is nearer the equator than Chile.

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    Guardian - Lizzie Armitsteadís Olympic reprieve questioned by fellow athletes

    Having missed one test you'd think an athlete would be ultra careful about missing anymore, apparently not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bardot View Post
    Guardian - Lizzie Armitstead’s Olympic reprieve questioned by fellow athletes

    Having missed one test you'd think an athlete would be ultra careful about missing anymore, apparently not.
    The first one apparently was the failure of the doping control officer so does not count.

    A statement on behalf of Armitstead said: “Cas ruled that the Ukad doping control officer had not followed required procedures nor made reasonable attempts to locate Armitstead.

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    Apparently her phone was switched off and she didn't get the messages and also when the doping officials called at the hotel she was staying at 6am they didn't have appropriate id and hotel staff wouldn't let them go up to her room. The big question is why she didn't appeal this missed test at the time. As other athletes are saying, once you miss a test you're on heightened alert for the next 12 months not to miss anymore. Missing two further tests is unprofessional to say the least even if there is a sudden family crisis. A Belgian cyclist was drug tested at a crematorium when he was making arrangements for the death of his infant son. Chris Froome had a similarly missed test last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bardot View Post
    Apparently her phone was switched off and she didn't get the messages and also when the doping officials called at the hotel she was staying at 6am they didn't have appropriate id and hotel staff wouldn't let them go up to her room. The big question is why she didn't appeal this missed test at the time. As other athletes are saying, once you miss a test you're on heightened alert for the next 12 months not to miss anymore. Missing two further tests is unprofessional to say the least even if there is a sudden family crisis. A Belgian cyclist was drug tested at a crematorium when he was making arrangements for the death of his infant son. Chris Froome had a similarly missed test last year.
    Yes, she should have appealed against the first missed test, but no idea if she would have been allowed to do that.

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    Reading a bit further it seems Lizzie Armistead accepted responsibility for the first missed test when put to her by UK Anti-Doping at the time and it was only after the third missed test that she decided to challenge on a technicality through CAS. Hence this statement from UKAD after today's decision.
    Ms Armitstead chose not to challenge the first and second Whereabouts Failures at the time they were asserted against her. At the CAS hearing, Ms Armitstead raised a defence in relation to the first Whereabouts Failure, which was accepted by the Panel. We are awaiting the Reasoned Decision from the CAS Panel as to why the first Whereabouts Failure was not upheld.

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