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Old October 22nd 03, 04:10 PM
Inger Skramstad Jørstad
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Earlier today, our national media reported of an expected future, but still
rather imminent, huge doping scandal in particularly US and UK athletics,
because new methods of testing have shown clear presence of a brand new
designer drug called something like THC or THK in numerous blood and/or urin
samples taken from especially US athletes during the last Athletics World
Championships earlier this year. But the only individual who has been named
so far, is a very famous UK sprinter, but I do not remember his name just
now. Some say here that this might ultimately disqualify all US athletes
from participating in the Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Greece, next year.
This is of course the "worst case scenario", and could very likely happen to
some UK athletes, too, obviously.


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Old October 22nd 03, 04:14 PM
George Cleveland
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On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 18:10:06 +0200, "Inger Skramstad Jørstad"
wrote:

Earlier today, our national media reported of an expected future, but still
rather imminent, huge doping scandal in particularly US and UK athletics,
because new methods of testing have shown clear presence of a brand new
designer drug called something like THC or THK in numerous blood and/or urin
samples taken from especially US athletes during the last Athletics World
Championships earlier this year. But the only individual who has been named
so far, is a very famous UK sprinter, but I do not remember his name just
now. Some say here that this might ultimately disqualify all US athletes
from participating in the Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Greece, next year.
This is of course the "worst case scenario", and could very likely happen to
some UK athletes, too, obviously.


THC? There goes the Jamaican bobsledding team. :^(

g.c.
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Old October 22nd 03, 04:17 PM
Walt
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"Inger Skramstad Jørstad" wrote:

Earlier today, our national media reported of an expected future, but still
rather imminent, huge doping scandal in particularly US and UK athletics,
because new methods of testing have shown clear presence of a brand new
designer drug called something like THC or THK in numerous blood and/or urin
samples taken from especially US athletes during the last Athletics World
Championships earlier this year.


THC is the active ingredient in marajuana. It's neither designer nor
new. I don't think it's possible to [ob]snowboard without it.

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Old October 22nd 03, 04:24 PM
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"Inger Skramstad Jørstad" wrote in message
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Earlier today, our national media reported of an expected future, but

still
rather imminent, huge doping scandal in particularly US and UK

athletics,
because new methods of testing have shown clear presence of a brand

new
designer drug called something like THC or THK in numerous blood

and/or urin
samples taken from especially US athletes during the last Athletics

World
Championships earlier this year. But the only individual who has been

named
so far, is a very famous UK sprinter, but I do not remember his name

just
now. Some say here that this might ultimately disqualify all US

athletes
from participating in the Olympic Summer Games in Athens, Greece, next

year.
This is of course the "worst case scenario", and could very likely

happen to
some UK athletes, too, obviously.


At least one of the players in the current World Series are scheduled to
testify before some sort of Senate committee about these. They talked
about it a little bit last night. There were something on the order of
20 players in the 4 major US professional sports set to testify. They
mentioned some from Baseball and Football but I don't know who.

What's odd is that there have been cases of new drugs, like LSD, that
weren't illegal when they first appeared because they had never been
considered.

Will the Olympic Committee have to make new rules for these drugs and
*make* them illegal or are they already illegal under some sort of
blanket rule?

pigo


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Old October 22nd 03, 04:34 PM
MoonMan
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Default Designer drug doping disaster?

In , pigo typed:
"Inger Skramstad Jørstad" wrote in message
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Earlier today, our national media reported of an expected future,
but still rather imminent, huge doping scandal in particularly US
and UK athletics, because new methods of testing have shown clear
presence of a brand

new
designer drug called something like THC or THK in numerous blood

and/or urin
samples taken from especially US athletes during the last Athletics
World Championships earlier this year. But the only individual who
has been named so far, is a very famous UK sprinter, but I do not
remember his name just now. Some say here that this might ultimately
disqualify all US athletes from participating in the Olympic Summer
Games in Athens, Greece, next year. This is of course the "worst
case scenario", and could very likely happen to some UK athletes,
too, obviously.


At least one of the players in the current World Series are scheduled
to testify before some sort of Senate committee about these. They
talked about it a little bit last night. There were something on the
order of 20 players in the 4 major US professional sports set to
testify. They mentioned some from Baseball and Football but I don't
know who.

What's odd is that there have been cases of new drugs, like LSD, that
weren't illegal when they first appeared because they had never been
considered.

Will the Olympic Committee have to make new rules for these drugs and
*make* them illegal or are they already illegal under some sort of
blanket rule?



The drug involved, a steroid, was and is illegal, it was just undetectable
'til very recently.



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Old October 22nd 03, 04:46 PM
Robin Gray
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Will the Olympic Committee have to make new rules for these drugs and
*make* them illegal or are they already illegal under some sort of
blanket rule?

pigo

The drug was THG - (Tetrahydrogestrinone an anabolic steroid) and the UK
Sprinter was Dwain Chambers European 100m Champion. Apparently they are
testing samples taken earlier in the year with a new test for this up to now
"undetectable" drug. And yes it is illegal under current rules.

RG
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Old October 22nd 03, 05:31 PM
Inger Skramstad Jørstad
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"Robin Gray" skrev i melding
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The drug was THG - (Tetrahydrogestrinone an anabolic steroid) and the UK
Sprinter was Dwain Chambers European 100m Champion. Apparently they are
testing samples taken earlier in the year with a new test for this up to

now
"undetectable" drug. And yes it is illegal under current rules.


Thank you for clearing this up. It is probably THG just like you say,
because it is an anabolic steroid, and definitely not marijuana or THC. An,
again, yes, correct, the name of the famous UK sprinter is indeed Dwain
Chambers. Again, thanks. Yes, it is a former "undetectable" drug, but now
luckily highly detectable, it seems.


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Old October 22nd 03, 06:49 PM
Terje Mathisen
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pigo wrote:
What's odd is that there have been cases of new drugs, like LSD, that
weren't illegal when they first appeared because they had never been
considered.

Will the Olympic Committee have to make new rules for these drugs and
*make* them illegal or are they already illegal under some sort of
blanket rule?


As you surmise, they are illegal under one or more blanket rules,
similar to the one that simply bans all forms of blood manipulation.

Terje

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Old October 23rd 03, 02:43 PM
Inger Skramstad Jørstad
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"Inger Skramstad Jørstad" skrev i melding
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Earlier today, our national media reported of an expected future, but

still
rather imminent, huge doping scandal in particularly US and UK athletics,

The media here report today that one more well-known US athlete is caught
using the designer drug THG, after his/hers blood/urin sample has been
reanalysed, using the newest available test methods. His or her name has not
yet been revealed here. All of our own samples will also now be
reanalalysed.


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Old October 24th 03, 07:22 AM
Janne G
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Default Designer drug doping disaster?

pigo wrote:

At least one of the players in the current World Series are scheduled to
testify before some sort of Senate committee about these. They talked
about it a little bit last night. There were something on the order of
20 players in the 4 major US professional sports set to testify. They
mentioned some from Baseball and Football but I don't know who.


Why is it called the "World Series", it is only Canada and the US that
participating?

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Janne G
 




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