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ande
June 22nd, 2005, 12:00 PM
She may have been banned from swimming and internationally denounced as a drugs cheat, but disgraced Olympic champion Michelle Smith de Bruin is ahead in the race to be declared Ireland's greatest woman in history.
http://www.canada.com/sports/story.html?id=8bc1ef99-19ca-4706-951c-ca3b25fc30b6

any one have any comments on this?

ande

Tom Ellison
June 22nd, 2005, 12:05 PM
Michelle Smith de Bruin is ahead to be declared Ireland's greatest woman in history .....did they mean..."Greatest drug cheating lier in history.....?"

Leonard Jansen
June 22nd, 2005, 01:33 PM
Nonsense. My one grandmother was the greatest woman that Ireland ever produced.

-LBJ

Frank Thompson
June 22nd, 2005, 08:03 PM
Today on Swim Info, Phil Whitten provides a commentary of this.

The Irish Friend
June 24th, 2005, 05:21 AM
Listen , it was only a radio show poll and I believe the result is just people having a laugh . It has hardly got any press coverage at all in Ireland .

Us Irish are a great bunch , we're specialists in messing up polls especially with the BBC (UK national television) where we have had unheard of music singers or sportsmen voted as the best of all time - it's amazing what you can do with a couple of e-mails , a worldwide network of "paddies" and a common loath for how the BBC just love their Tim Henmans !!!

Anyway , I can assure you Michelle brought worldwide disgrace to Ireland and she will forever pay for it .

Tom Ellison
June 24th, 2005, 07:55 AM
"Anyway , I can assure you Michelle brought worldwide disgrace to Ireland and she will forever pay for it ."

The Irish Friend....thank you for your open and enlightening assessment regarding the polls in your neck of the woods. I personally would never judge and entire nation over the lack of honor and integrity of one athlete. We did find the current results of this poll somewhat hilarious and off the wall…but now we have a better understanding of the mission.

As to Michelle Smith, she made her poor choices and she paid the price with a four-year ban from swimming. At this point, I would encourage her to send her medals back to the Olympic Governing body in an attempt to demonstrate some semblance of decency and respect for the swimmers she robbed of those Olympic medals.

Irish Friend....the next time you're at the local Pub....please have one for all of us......ok Paul...maybe two....

craiglll@yahoo.com
June 24th, 2005, 01:18 PM
TI's electronic newsletter has a story onthis also. Just becasue her husband/trainer used steroids that doesn't prove that she did also. also, Ireland has such a small population, how many great athletes coudl they possibly produce anyway?

Tom Ellison
June 24th, 2005, 01:57 PM
Quote Craig: "Just becasue her husband/trainer used steroids that doesn't prove that she did"

Ah...no....but....
Michelle Smith de Bruin failed a surprise drug test in January 1998 with the steroid, androstenedione in her system. I'd say that proved it!

craiglll@yahoo.com
June 25th, 2005, 12:00 PM
Originally posted by Tom Ellison
Quote Craig: "Just becasue her husband/trainer used steroids that doesn't prove that she did"

Ah...no....but....
Michelle Smith de Bruin failed a surprise drug test in January 1998 with the steroid, androstenedione in her system. I'd say that proved it!

Tom,
I thought that was resended because the lab used wasn't yet officially designated as a certified lad. I might be wrong though. Also, I was kind of kidding. she claimed also that she was set-up & was given something in a hotel when before the test was given. I think that probably many people would test positive becaseu of how chemicals in supplements change or react in our bodies. Isn't that why they are taken.

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