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:Rawwb:
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:05 AM
From http://www.eurosport.co.uk/home/pages/v4/l2/s57/e6649/sport_lng2_spo57_evt6649_sto797645.shtml

Pound warns of more positive tests

The chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Dick Pound, believes there will be more positive tests amongst players now that the International Tennis Federation (ITF), tennis' governing body, has taken over the anti-doping programme from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).



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"The ATP had an imperfect and botched process. Perhaps now that there is a rigorous testing process in place, the penny will drop among the players," Pound said on Friday.

The warning came as Karol Beck of the Slovak Republic, who is believed to have tested positive for a banned substance during the Davis Cup semi-final against Argentina, pulled out of his opening singles rubber against Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic and Saturday's doubles rubber in the Davis Cup final in Bratislava, with a knee injury.

Beck, the world number 57, denied the allegation that has been circulating for two weeks on Wednesday. But the 23-year-old was selected by the Slovak captain, Miloslav Mecir, despite not having played a match since the St Petersburg Open in October.

The Slovak Tennis Federation knows that were one of its players to have a positive doping test confirmed after the weekend, any wins by that player could be rescinded.

The 2005 season has already witnessed Argentina's Guillermo Canas banned for two years in August after taking a banned diuretic, and three others: Mariano Puerta and Mariano Hood, and an unnamed women's player - testing positive at the French Open - are yet to face a tribunal.



Jees - I never knew there was a women's player too! And I thought they were allegations that sort of were forgotton because Hood was identified. I wonder who it could be

CCCP1
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:06 AM
I think Lourdes Dominguez Lino tested positive to cocaine some years ago

:Rawwb:
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:07 AM
Also, do we know if this WTA player is also ffrom Argentina?

:Rawwb:
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:08 AM
I think Lourdes Dominguez Lino tested positive to cocaine some years ago

Yes, youre right, maybe she was just a crack addict though - how can it help your game? But it was this years French Open

-Em-
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:27 AM
Yes, youre right, maybe she was just a crack addict though - how can it help your game? But it was this years French Open

it can for example boost your heart rate and brain activity, it can also block pain and improve reactions.

:Rawwb:
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:33 AM
it can for example boost your heart rate and brain activity, it can also block pain and improve reactions.

Wow :eek: I didnt realise it did all that - its actually quite effective then for a tennis player...

Maryamator
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:37 AM
maybe elena likhotseva NAH!

Sonf@
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:38 AM
But that's not the case.

Lourdes was inmature enough to try a line of coke in a party that was taking place in barcelona. The coke remains is detectable for a couple of weeks, but its effect just lasts some hours. She tested positive at a doping-test made in Acapulco, so she didn't take it to improve her game.

:Rawwb:
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:40 AM
But that's not the case.

Lourdes was inmature enough to try a line of coke in a party that was taking place in barcelona. The coke remains is detectable for a couple of weeks, but its effect just lasts some hours. She tested positive at a doping-test made in Acapulco, so she didn't take it to improve her game.

Thats what I initially thought sonfo....

jochem
Dec 4th, 2005, 11:12 AM
Yes, youre right, maybe she was just a crack addict though - how can it help your game? But it was this years French Open

I know who it was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MOMO!!!!! She thought after all these failed FO attempts she should try something stimulating to help her move that ass and finally win the thing... to bad it did not work out again... :angel:

CooCooCachoo
Dec 4th, 2005, 12:58 PM
Mariano Hood? :o :tape:

:Rawwb:
Dec 4th, 2005, 01:52 PM
Mariano Hood? :o :tape:

Yeah, I read somewhere his defence was that he was using it to stop balding

Meesh
Dec 4th, 2005, 02:41 PM
Does ITF take over doping for WTA also? Or does WTA still oversee that?

If it was positive at the French Open wouldn't we have heard about it by now?

:Rawwb:
Dec 4th, 2005, 02:48 PM
Does ITF take over doping for WTA also? Or does WTA still oversee that?

If it was positive at the French Open wouldn't we have heard about it by now?

Yeah! I really wanna know who it is!

OMG what if it was Mah-ree! She suddenly started playing magnificently at Roland Garros :scared: But i dont think she would be so stupid

Tripp
Dec 4th, 2005, 03:40 PM
Also, do we know if this WTA player is also ffrom Argentina?

The player that tested positive reached, at least, the round if 16, as far as I've heard. And there was no WTA argentinian player there.

Yeah, I read somewhere his defence was that he was using it to stop balding

I actually believe Mariano...Have you ever seen his head?. He's been progressively loosing his hair since a couple of years ago, and he's always trying to hide it.
...Which of course doesn't make it true that he's not guilty.

:Rawwb:
Dec 4th, 2005, 03:43 PM
Paola Suarez was there wasnt she? Last 16 of doubles and she hasnt played a match since the French Oppen - but didnt she have knee/shoulder surgery I dont remember which one

Tripp
Dec 4th, 2005, 03:47 PM
Paola Suarez was there wasnt she? Last 16 of doubles and she hasnt played a match since the French Oppen - but didnt she have knee/shoulder surgery I dont remember which one

Right, I forgot about doubles. If you ask me, I'd put my hands on fire for Paola. She's always been a top force in doubles, been a multiple winner there in Roland Garros, and she had a crap year anyway, winning only 3 matches in her whole season.
And she had a hip injury that required surgery, that's why she's been absent all this months.

croat123
Dec 4th, 2005, 03:51 PM
lucic tested positive in france once. they banned her from playing in france. then she showed them the documentation she had for an anti-depressant.

vogus
Dec 4th, 2005, 04:17 PM
WTA is still hanging on to control of their doping administration, they don't want to let the WADA and the ITF anywhere near it, which is a bit suspiscious to me.

In September the FFT announced that an un-named player in the French Open R16 had tested positive for a banned substance. I didn't know that it had been specified it was a female player, that would be news to me.

Kelly
Dec 4th, 2005, 06:57 PM
i remember a few years ago one WTA player was banned and fined because her caffine levels were to high....she just drank alot of coffee and as a result failed a drugs test. i remember reading about in an old issue of ACE magazine

clonesheep
Dec 4th, 2005, 07:29 PM
WTA is still hanging on to control of their doping administration, they don't want to let the WADA and the ITF anywhere near it, which is a bit suspiscious to me.

In September the FFT announced that an un-named player in the French Open R16 had tested positive for a banned substance. I didn't know that it had been specified it was a female player, that would be news to me.
The player was later identified as Mariano Puerta, the finalist at FO. It was NOT a WTA player.

There's never a confirmed report that a WTA player tested positive. The Round of 16 thing was always refered to ATP players in the new reports.

:Rawwb:
Dec 4th, 2005, 07:30 PM
Thanks for clearing that up clonesheep!

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Dec 4th, 2005, 07:58 PM
Sveta?

VeeReeDavJCap81
Dec 4th, 2005, 09:02 PM
Hmmmmmm....I wonder who the un-named women's player is, and what they tested positive for.

Jennifer North
Dec 4th, 2005, 10:37 PM
Hmmmmmm....I wonder who the un-named women's player is, and what they tested positive for.
we'll never know, maybe in 10 years from now, the WTA is that seclusive

maxomax
Dec 4th, 2005, 11:56 PM
''Rumours suggest the unnamed woman player's offence is more serious''

This is the last sentence of an article of the Herald Sun.

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,17457612%255E3162,00.html

monster
Dec 5th, 2005, 12:01 AM
Sammy Reeves tested positive to a drug 5-6 years ago- she got away it (as in she wasn't banned) as it was proved she was taking a weight loss supliment.

CooCooCachoo
Dec 5th, 2005, 12:02 AM
Yeah, I read somewhere his defence was that he was using it to stop balding

Well, he definitely needs that :eek: I have seen him for years in a row and every year I see him, he is balder.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Dec 5th, 2005, 08:35 PM
I want to know who this woman player is....arg..

vogus
Dec 5th, 2005, 10:54 PM
The player was later identified as Mariano Puerta, the finalist at FO. It was NOT a WTA player.

There's never a confirmed report that a WTA player tested positive. The Round of 16 thing was always refered to ATP players in the new reports.


The statement in bold is false - the "Roland Garros Round of 16 doping case" news reports back in September were very clear in that the sex of the player in question was not being identified. I never read any confirmation that the "Round of 16" case is the same incident as Puerta's asthma inhalation stuff, we only know that those stories came out at about the same time. I mean, maybe you are right but i haven't read any confirmation of what you've said.

LadyLil
Dec 6th, 2005, 02:24 AM
Wow. Who is this woman player?

Albireo
Dec 6th, 2005, 02:42 AM
Dick Pound does the WTA.

/kinda fits :rawwb:'s avatar