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Cool WTA sez: Our Girls passed Drug Tests (they got a 65)

WTA rejects claims doping is rife
Posted: Friday July 12, 2002 4:13 PM

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) -- The governing body of women's tennis on Friday rejected claims by a top Australian doping official that use of performance-enhancing substances is rife in professional tennis and anti-doping programs are ineffective.

"We categorically reject the claim that the success or physical condition of women's tennis players today is proof of rampant drug use," the WTA said in a statement. "In 2001, several hundred anti-doping tests were carried out on more than 140 different players at various tournaments and we are proud but not surprised by the fact that no anti-doping offenses were committed."

Australian Sports Drug Agency (ASDA) chief executive John Mendoza told The Australian newspaper that tennis authorities were living in a "fool's paradise" if they didn't recognize doping was widespread in the sport.

"Tennis is heavily under the influence of doping and (tennis authorities) are in denial if they don't accept that," Mendoza was quoted as saying in Friday's edition.

Mendoza said the problem was particularly prevalent in the women's game, where players needed to be "abnormal in body physique" to have any chance of reaching No. 1.

His comments came in the wake of an announcement last week that out-of-competition drug testing would be introduced on the women's tour -- a move opposed by leading players Venus Williams and Jennifer Capriati.

The WTA called Mendoza's remarks "irresponsible and damaging" and questioned the validity of ASDA's objectives.

"We will not tolerate remarks like Mendoza's and anxiously await the retraction and apology we have demanded from ASDA," the statement said.

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Welll I am STILL waiting on the (WTA to sez) or speak up about all the slander that Venus and Serena are getting their way. The WTA needs to speak up and defend the very people they are supposed to protect. Hell I am still waiting on my e-mail about this issue. 5 days and countining.

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Well, finally... a response.

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How about all the slander that Jenn gets on this issue? You aren't so quick to make mention of her
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Welll I am STILL waiting on the (WTA to sez) or speak up about all the slander that Venus and Serena are getting their way. The WTA needs to speak up and defend the very people they are supposed to protect. Hell I am still waiting on my e-mail about this issue. 5 days and countining.
Don't hold your breath!

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Nothing was said when jennifer become no1 ...may be a few posters on various boards etc largely irrelevent....but not the media or whatshisface mendo-whatever.........nothing was said while Venus and Jennifer were duking it out for No1 .....now the williams sisters are 1 and 2 all of a sudden these allegations surface .....wow what perfect timing couldn't be better .
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"In 2001, several hundred anti-doping tests were carried out on more than 140 different players at various tournaments and we are proud but not surprised by the fact that no anti-doping offenses were committed."

When those "several hundred" tests are done by WADA then I believe the tests are actually done and especially that no one is hiding any positive test results.
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It is obvious that the WTA which is a US-controlled and as such solely money-driven body heavily denies such allegations, by way of their CEO.

Jean-Marie Leblanc, head of the TDF, did so as well, before the big scandals broke out at the Tour De France.

But of course, who dares questioning the integrity of American CEO's these days ?

The WTA would already do itself a favour by starting to release the names of those who have been found out positive during last year and this year's Roland Garros.

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i'm surprised natalie tauziat's name wasnt mentioned in the article

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It is obvious that the WTA which is a US-controlled and as such solely money-driven body heavily denies such allegations, by way of their CEO.
Is there anything in this world which is not controlled by US?
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Nothing was said when jennifer become no1 ...may be a few posters on various boards etc largely irrelevent....but not the media or whatshisface mendo-whatever.........nothing was said while Venus and Jennifer were duking it out for No1 .....now the williams sisters are 1 and 2 all of a sudden these allegations surface .....wow what perfect timing couldn't be better .
I agree Brian, it's ironic isn't it? This man could of came out and said this when Jen got in shape and started winning slams, but he chose to do it when Serena started winning, and the sister's became #1 and #2. It's no coincidence why he did this, because he knew exactly what he was doing. Accusing Serena and Venus of doping was done maliciously to diminish their accomplishments. His accusations were not based on evidence but pure speculation. He should apologize to the WTA, ATP, Fed Cup, and Davis Cup. He has cast a negative imagery over tennis in general and should be released from his position. Allegations such as these which are unfounded and baseless are seriously damaging to tennis. Mendoza making statements without proof is an indication of his personal bias, and for that he should be fired.
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i'm surprised natalie tauziat's name wasnt mentioned in the article

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And ironic enough but I think Jen and Meghan Shaugnessy are two players who dope themselves up. I mean they IMHO have that "roid chest".

Becca, Jennifer didn't get any slanderous comments from other players and media folks when her ass won 3 slams. This example of bias was mentioned above. Personally I don't even know why you felt the need to ask me this question?? Anyway focus on Martina and her broke down body. and second and first serves.

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