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FasterSkier.com — “Doping is Such a Shame Here”: Why Skiing’s Next Positive Test Won’t Come from Scandinavia

FasterSkier.com — “Doping is Such a Shame Here”: Why Skiing’s Next Positive Test Won’t Come from Scandinavia | Doping in skiing | Scoop.it
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Doping will not touch every country in the world, scandinavia is out of the list of prospects ! For them it is morally incorrect to dope to achieve great success in sports. They believe in hard work and dedication to achieve their goals.

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Bode Miller's take on doping in alpine skiing: Legalize It? | Ski Racing

Bode Miller's take on doping in alpine skiing: Legalize It? | Ski Racing | Doping in skiing | Scoop.it
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Bode Miller has been known to think outside the box for multiple aspects of the sport, here is another one of his ideas. If doping is tolerated, there wont be any inequalities because every athlete would have every tool at its disposition and also legally. It would actually not be a bad thing in his opinion.

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Lindsey Vonn and the (Vast) Potential for Doping in Ski Racing

Lindsey Vonn and the (Vast) Potential for Doping in Ski Racing | Doping in skiing | Scoop.it
Last week, the New York Daily News ran a story that made a very tenuous connection between Olympic ski racer Lindsey Vonn and Bernd Pansold, a doctor who was part of a program that surreptitiously administered steroids to East German athletes in the 1970s and 1980s. But it did make me wonder: Are PEDs a problem among elite alpine ski racers?
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Considering the fact that skiing is a sport that mainly requires skill and not strength, It makes me wonder why they would suspect alpine ski racers to use PEDs (performance-enhancing drugs). Also, even if the athletes were to use drugs, I would agree to legalize them only if they could offer positive effects on their performances. For example, this article mentions that dope could be used to prevent the skiers from becoming fatigued toward the end of the course, and this should be taken into consideration to reduce the risk of injury of our athletes.

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Ski jumping: Morgenstern misses doping control

Ski jumping: Morgenstern misses doping control | Doping in skiing | Scoop.it
Triple Olympic ski jumping gold medallist Thomas Morgenstern of Austria admitted Friday that he missed a doping control.
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Considering that Thomas Morgenstern is a Triple Olympic ski jumping gold medallist, the fact that he has missed one dope test could be considered as an act of carelessness. Additionally, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, a six-time Olympic champion, has also missed one of his dope tests. This shows that sanctions should not only be given to those who miss at least three out-of-competition tests, but only one. The doping control should then be definitely stricter.

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Cross country skiing is still wrestling with doping issues.

Cross country skiing is still wrestling with doping issues. | Doping in skiing | Scoop.it
It's 2014, we're all grown up now, we've all shed the naivete that comes with doping. Our last shred of shockability might have gone burglarized by a Texan in bicycle shorts. That's why doping questions in cross country skiing are met with refreshing realism.
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Even when testing works, politics can interfere, of course. Here's a New York Times piece that should have gotten way more attention this week: At the 2002 Olympics, the chief drug-testing scientist, Don Caitlin, and IOC head Jacques Rogge simply sat on two positive tests in biathlon because pursuing them "would have raised a huge stink around the world," according to Caitlin himself. That's scandalous.

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