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Doping in Tennis ?

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Team Sky seem to have a lot of members who suffer from asthma. How did Chris Froome get on. I am sure there are many tennis players doing the same. If Sharpova had not admitted to doping would we have ever known.  The testing is pathetic. We may never know as so much money is involved. I just feel that it would be a shame as it really hurts the clean players. You only have to look to Jessica Ennis to Dee how they feel.
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^ Strangely enough I thought the same thing about all these alleged asthma sufferers!   As for Froome -

Chris Froome is available for selection despite being asked by the International Cycling Union (UCI) to explain elevated levels of salbutamol found in his urine, say British Cycling.

http://www.skysports.com/cycling/news/15264/11202716/chris-froome-currently-available-for-selection-say-british-cycling


Pretty disgraceful that really, but no surprise coming from a sports organisation whose credibility is already in shreds, although you'd think they would try to do something to improve their image, not make it look even worse than it already is.
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Team Sky surely must be getting a bad reputation?  How many asthma Sky sufferers are there?  I'm not very up to date with it.
I think Chris Froome should have been banned although I used to like him.
How can he still be available for selection?  It doesn't seem right.
I thought (but now can't remember) that Chris Froome was on the short list for those awards late last year?  Have forgotten the name of the awards now  shocking
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Team Sky surely must be getting a bad reputation?  How many asthma Sky sufferers are there?  I'm not very up to date with it.
I think Chris Froome should have been banned although I used to like him.
How can he still be available for selection?  It doesn't seem right.
I thought (but now can't remember) that Chris Froome was on the short list for those awards late last year?  Have forgotten the name of the awards now  shocking
BBC Sports Personality of the Year.  Froome came 7th with 47,683 votes, but I think that was before the news about the alleged doping broke.

Whether he keeps competing or not is up to his conscience, but the one consolation is that it he's found guilty then he'll be stripped of all his titles and prize money.
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Chris Froome will be competing in the Tour of the Alps - next week I think.
So has it all been sorted out now?
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Chris Froome will be competing in the Tour of the Alps - next week I think.
So has it all been sorted out now?
No, and might not be for quite a while yet, but meantime he's free to compete.
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^  I think the case won't be concluded until the 4th May, so he can continue to ride and compete, at least up until then.
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^ He can, but meanwhile I understand that considerable pressure is being put on Team Sky to suspend him from racing.
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^  I really do think Team Sky should suspend him from racing .....
Team Sky will want to keep him - but I don't know anything about cycling, but I wonder what cycling fans think?
& there was Lance Armstrong too ........  shocking
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Back to tennis...

Not a doping case but relevant to anti-doping processes. Madison Brengle is suing the WTA and the ITF for injuries caused by needles. She has a medical condition which she disclosed.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/09/madison-brengle-lawsuit-wta-itf-needles-doping-tests
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^ If she was suffering so much as a result of having needles stuck into her, then I don't understand why she didn't seek expert opinion long before she did as to what exactly was causing her body to react in that way.

That said I agree it was very irresponsible for the WTA and ITF to continue with their blood tests after being informed of her condition, but on the other hand as far as I can find out there's no other way of taking blood samples other than by injections, so what are they supposed to do in order to keep to their anti-doping policy if other players also claim they have problems with needles?

Her condition is so rare anyway that I expect that the worst effects other players have will be some localised tenderness and bruising which won't in anyway affect the use of their arms.   Needle phobia could be another problem, but like all phobias (and I have one myself) the sufferer can be helped to at least manage it.

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^  The Tennis Authorities apparently knew that she suffered adverse effects from needles, so it wasn't right to test her using them.  They could have found alternative  testing methods. It's very rare to have these problems from needles.
I really wouldn't have thought she'd have needle phobia though.
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I thought Troicki said he had needle phobia?
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^  Oh I don't know!
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I thought Troicki said he had needle phobia?

Yes he refused to have a blood test done, saying he had a needle phobia, and got banned for refusing to take a test.
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