Monthly Archives: July 2006

>A thought to ponder

>Let’s suppose Justin Gatlin admits his guilt in using exogenous testosterone. And let’s suppose he does what most of us would consider ethical and explains to the anti-doping authorities the details of his use; how, when, and so on, probably … Continue reading

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>More Info

>In reference to the Justin Gatlin doping case, previously I wondered about the various tests used to examine testosterone levels. Here’s some more info via the San Francisco Chronicle: Donald Catlin, who runs the Olympic drug testing laboratory at UCLA, … Continue reading

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>Bombshell

>Well, this was not something I expected. “Reigning Olympic and world 100-meter champion Justin Gatlin said Saturday he has been informed that he tested positive for testosterone or its precursors, the same positive test that has thrown Floyd Landis’ victory … Continue reading

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>X-Man Done Tuckered Out

>Remember when Xavier Carter ran a stunning 19.63 in Lausanne, the second-fastest mark of all time? Well, in three meets since then he hasn’t won. I think the long collegiate season finally caught up with him. Anyway, when he ran … Continue reading

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>Anti-Doping News

>Reuters now reports as fact what has recently been rumored: Tour de France champion Floyd Landis failed a doping test after stage 17. This was Landis’ amazing breakaway win that brought him from oblivion back into contention for the title. … Continue reading

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>More Ohio State News

>An Ohio State University presented its new women’s head track coach this morning. As generally predicted, it was assistant coach Karen Dennis. I went to one of her clinic presentations once, and I wasn’t super-impressed, although it’s very easy for … Continue reading

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>Fantasy League update

>There was little top competition this last week, as the World Athletics Tour took a break. Many countries held their national championships last weekend. At this point, each team got two extra selections. Team totals are still the top eight … Continue reading

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>All-Time Top Tens — Men’s 800 meters

>Third in a continuing series. #10. Joaquim Cruz, Brazil#9. “Peerless” Mel Sheppard, USA #8. Alberto “El Caballo” Juantorena Danger (Cuba)Born September 3, 1950, Santiago de Cuba The 800 meters was actually Juantorena’s second-best event, as he specialized in the 400. … Continue reading

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>Why Am I A Superfan?

>People rarely stop to wonder why their interests so fascinate them. I mean, plane spotters might be able to foil the CIA but people whose idea of fun is taking pictures of aircraft and posting the tailnumbers on the internet … Continue reading

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>The latest from Sports Illustrated

>Tim Layden posts his rundown on the international season so far. Little if any of it is news to regular Superfan readers. The most interesting portion is right at the beginning, about Marion Jones. I refuse to climb on the … Continue reading

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