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Visit from USADA

Unread postby kewh » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:00 pm

Had a visit from USADA today. Super nice people. They spend alot of money doing this testing. Airfare and rental car with two salaries. This is the fourth time Jack has been tested since 2009. First time from USADA. All elites keep your whereabouts updated. I was told more testing this year then in the past.

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Re: Visit from USADA

Unread postby ADTF Academy » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:54 pm

I made a joke on Face Book about this....


"Athletes tell USADA more about their lives than their parents."


They do come a calling at the most unusual of times. They come to South Bend a lot.

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Re: Visit from USADA

Unread postby fishman4god » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:31 am

kewh wrote:Had a visit from USADA today. Super nice people. They spend alot of money doing this testing. Airfare and rental car with two salaries. This is the fourth time Jack has been tested since 2009. First time from USADA. All elites keep your whereabouts updated. I was told more testing this year then in the past.


Why more testing than in the past? Just curious.

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Re: Visit from USADA

Unread postby kewh » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:37 am

fishman4god wrote:
kewh wrote:Had a visit from USADA today. Super nice people. They spend alot of money doing this testing. Airfare and rental car with two salaries. This is the fourth time Jack has been tested since 2009. First time from USADA. All elites keep your whereabouts updated. I was told more testing this year then in the past.


Why more testing than in the past? Just curious.


They would not say. They gave out very little info at all.

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Re: Visit from USADA

Unread postby IluvMarkHollis » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:53 am

I would think they test more in Olympic years than any other year, just makes sense to me! I hate it though haha :deadrose:
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Re: Visit from USADA

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:17 pm

They've also got this new biological passport program which may be prompting more tests.

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Re: Visit from USADA

Unread postby fishman4god » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:43 pm

rainbowgirl28 wrote:They've also got this new biological passport program which may be prompting more tests.


Ok so what is a biological passport? Dont mean to sound dim but drug screening/testing seems pretty clear cut.....................one would think.

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Re: Visit from USADA

Unread postby rainbowgirl28 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:01 pm

fishman4god wrote:
rainbowgirl28 wrote:They've also got this new biological passport program which may be prompting more tests.


Ok so what is a biological passport? Dont mean to sound dim but drug screening/testing seems pretty clear cut.....................one would think.


http://www.wada-ama.org/en/Science-Medi ... -Passport/

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Re: Visit from USADA

Unread postby fishman4god » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:06 pm

Wow! There is a concerted effort to leave no stone unturned in the war against doping......that is a good thing and hopefully the biological passport will prevent errant decisions.


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