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North Korean Olympic Pistol Competitor Busted for Doping

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Justin, Aug 15, 2008.

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  1. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    Via the AP:

    This is the first time I've ever heard of a doping scandal in an Olympic shooting competition. Can't say as I'm surprised that the N. Koreans are the ones committing the shenanigans.

    Evidently, the N. Korean competitor was busted for having Propranolol in his system. According to Wikipedia, Propranolol is a beta-blocker commonly used to control high blood pressure.
     
  2. Hoppy590

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    honestly? thats like testing the looser

    "hey, i know you came in dead last... but pee in this cup"

    do some age tests on those chinese gymnasts. birth records, DNA, Physicals, heck cut them open and count the rings! ( people are like trees right?) :p
     
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    A communist country doping an athlete? Has that ever happened before?
    :)

    Just my .02,
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    Good on the Olympic Committee!
    My big concern is false positives, but that said, I hope they keep the Olympics "clean" and the athletes don't feel they have to use drugs to be competitive.
     
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    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    Whoops! I'll just close this one. :eek:
     
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