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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2002, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Muehlegg Drug Busted; Loses Gold

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"SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Triple Olympic gold medallist Johann Muehlegg has tested positive for a new blood-boosting drug with similar properties to EPO (erythropoietin), International Olympic Committee medical committee member Jordi Segura said Sunday.

Segura told reporters the substance detected in a urine sample taken from the German-born skier, who was competing for Spain at the Salt Lake Games, was darbepoetin. He said the substance was not specifically named on the IOC's list of banned substances."

More at: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...s_doping_dc_11

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He looked superhuman in all races. In the 30K he almost ridiculed the world elite, even though he had struggled in World Cup races prior to the Olympics. Now we know why.

Apparently, he will only be stripped of his third gold medal from the 50K race yesterday. Instead Ivanov of Russia takes it (if the b-sample confirms, of course).

I think he should lose all his gold medals. No one will ever recognize him as an true Olympic champion, only as a drug-cheating Olympic champion. But he's certainly not the only one to deserve that label.
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I think they are still waiting for another test.
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That's what they've just told us on the news.
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Yes, the routine b-sample.

It is now being rumored that 5 people have tested positive!
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 2002, 04:26 PM
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So sad... I still don't know why they drug themselves... the chanses for them to get caught are good.... Stupid jerks... maybe Muehlegg will blame this on his former German coach again... ??

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Why should he blame his former coach???

This has nothing to do with his former coach(es). He has a norvegian coach for some time... so he has nothing to do with his former ones for a long time...
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i´m happy mühlegg didn´t start for germany.

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Earlier in his career, he blamed a German coach for sending out negative, spiritual vibes which caused him to lose.
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I read in my favourite bildzeitung that he is in a cult, maybe they gave it to him

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he has a portugues charwoman (right word) with spiritistically abilities, and he call this wife Graciousness
and this wife is at SLC too


and he said once, she is the reason for his success

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Lola, I was being sarcastic... not a good attempt... I forgot the at the end. Muehlegg has a very strange history!
Norwegian coach?? really? Oh my... that I didn't know...

I also read that his former coach casted a spell on his training drinks... lmao!

So I hope he loses his medal... that's if he's drugged...

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yes, muehlegg had problems with his former coaches, but that was earlioer in his career.

O.K., Marri, got your sarcasm now.
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Yeah, But It's Skiing, so, I mean, who really cares?
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I do! I like skiing very much!
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