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ande
March 24th, 2015, 03:16 PM
Swimmers in Trouble is a thread to discuss the troubles of elite PRO swimmers and other adult swimmers if there's something newsworthy, let's keep kids out of this. Troubles with the law, FINA, USA Swimming, WADA, & other governing bodies.
I'd prefer we share and discuss factual news based topics. This is not a thread to slander, bash or troll.

Phelps DWI & the fall out could be good to discuss or what about

Park Issues Apology After Receiving FINAís Doping Suspension (http://swimswam.com/park-issues-apology-after-receiving-finas-doping-suspension/)

"Park would be eligible for competition again on March 3rd, 2016, which, in theory, would enable the four-time individual Olympic medalist to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, there is what seems to be a subjective domestic rule within the Korean Swimming Federationís constitution, which tacks on an additional 3-year suspension for a national athlete to begin at the end of the FINA-mandated disciplinary period."

What do you think about tacking on an extra 3 years?



I'm certain over the years we'll have plenty to share & discuss.

John Smith
March 24th, 2015, 04:55 PM
20 positive drug tests from Russian swimmers in recent years (not counting water polo or cannabis).

Good grief..... How bad does it have to get before WADA and FINA shut them down?


http://www.swimvortex.com/melnikov-epo-doping-ban-is-russian-case-no-20-since-fina-voted-for-kazan-worlds/

knelson
March 24th, 2015, 06:29 PM
"However, there is what seems to be a subjective domestic rule within the Korean Swimming Federation’s constitution, which tacks on an additional 3-year suspension for a national athlete to begin at the end of the FINA-mandated disciplinary period."

Aren't penalties--by their very nature--always subjective?

Allen Stark
March 24th, 2015, 08:55 PM
Unless an athlete has positive proof that that their positive test was due to inadvertent use(which I suppose has happened,maybe) their suspension should be at least long enough to miss at least one Olympics.Anything else really has no teeth.A 16 mo suspension doesn't keep anyone out of the water or from training,only from competing.If you get to compete in the event you want by stopping cheating 16 mo before,where is the incentive to not cheat prior to that?

__steve__
March 25th, 2015, 12:03 AM
Its like, sorry about that, see you at Rio:)

sunruh
March 25th, 2015, 09:29 AM
or better yet,
how does Sun Yang get 3months and Park get 16months for the same infraction?