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    Jamaican Sprinter Alleged Failed Test [B. Williams cleared]
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    http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/s...doping-dilemma

    The gist of the article is claiming that...

    1. An athlete tested positive for a diuretic.

    2. Athlete had recently taken OTC cold medicine purchased in Jamaica which did not list this as an ingredient.

    3. Athlete has medicine tested. Medicine is contaminated with this diuretic.


    No official announcement has been made.

    Contaminated supplements are a known issue, but contaminated medicine?!

    I googled the medicine (the paper posted a picture of it on Twitter) and it looks super dodgy. The name of the company has been used here and there in the medical community, but primarily for a spermicide, and that company had a different logo. There is no website for the company. The medicine was only listed on two websites, both Jamaican. There was one random product review, and it mentioned a lack of safety warnings in/on the packaging, and mentioned the medicine did not seem to help their symptoms much.

    If the statements in the article are true, Jamaica could have issues with poorly regulated medicines on their store shelves, which is a far bigger issue than one athlete failing a drug test.

    But as for that athlete, if this is all true, I hope they just get a warning. Diuretics are not inherently performance enhancing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by polevaultpower View Post
    http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/s...doping-dilemma

    Diuretics are not inherently performance enhancing.
    They are indirectly performance enhancing if testosterone is causing water retention, and someone is suddenly carrying an extra 10 pounds.

    "Diuretics are often abused by athletes to excrete water for rapid weight loss and to mask the presence of other banned substances."

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2962812/
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    Also, aren't diuretics used to get rid of traces of PEDs from the body faster? IIRC that was the reason they were banned in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    Also, aren't diuretics used to get rid of traces of PEDs from the body faster? IIRC that was the reason they were banned in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Javelin-dave View Post
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    Perhaps he jumped the gun a bit, but it appears to have been confirmed now.

    http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/s...anned-diuretic
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    Her attorney has confirmed the report, the athlete is 17yo Briana Williams.

    The athlete being very young does make it more plausible that she was not covering up actual PED use. It is far less common (though not unheard of) for athletes this young to begin PEDs.

    Her lawyer reiterated that they believe the positive result was due to contamination of her medication.


    http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/s...VpvMTssU8ZqU0s
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    Quote Originally Posted by polevaultpower View Post
    The athlete being very young does make it more plausible that she was not covering up actual PED use.

    You mean like Marion Jones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by guru View Post
    You mean like Marion Jones?
    Could be wrong, but I don't believe there has ever been an evidence, credible or otherwise, that Jones was dirty as a high schooler. But if you want to talk about '97, when after a couple of years being more of a hoopster and as a 20-something she unveiled the Marion Jones 2.0 body.....
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    Perhaps hiring Johnny Cochran for missing an out of competition drug test contributes to the suspicions of Jones during her high school years.
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