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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    New Zealand has named a trans woman to the weightlifting team, causing….reactions
    This person competed as a male less than a decade ago.

    https://nypost.com/2021/06/21/new-ze...rce=NYPTwitter

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    New Zealand has named a trans woman to the weightlifting team, causing….reactions

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    I would say that a majority of the results from '88 Seoul should probably be suspect. Everyone from the Eastern Bloc and probably half of the Allied countries was doping somehow, except for maybe the demonstration bowling teams.
    Barnes set his record in 1990, then he was busted months later yet his record stood. But yeah, 1980, 1984, and 1988 were all pretty tainted.

    Some questionable records:
    Men’s Discus set in 1986 by GDR Juergen Schultz
    Men’s Hammer Throw set in 1986 by USSR Yury Sedykh
    Women’s 100m and 200m set in 1988 by USA Florence Griffith Joyner
    Women’s 400m set in 1986 by GDR Marita Koch
    Women’s Shot Put set in 1987 by USSR Natalya Lisovskaya
    Women’s Discus set in 1988 by GDR Gabriele Reinsch

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    I think we have a favorite for the shot put…

    31 year old World Record broken. And let’s be honest, Randy Barnes wasn’t clean either, he got caught and suspended for PEDs in his career.

    Edit: Barnes got popped twice and hit with a lifetime ban in 1998.
    I would say that a majority of the results from '88 Seoul should probably be suspect. Everyone from the Eastern Bloc and probably half of the Allied countries was doping somehow, except for maybe the demonstration bowling teams.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    I think we have a favorite for the shot put…

    31 year old World Record broken. And let’s be honest, Randy Barnes wasn’t clean either, he got caught and suspended for PEDs in his career.

    Edit: Barnes got popped twice and hit with a lifetime ban in 1998.
    Last edited by Jimjamesak; 06-20-2021, 06:33 PM.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by The Sicatoka View Post

    The only thing worse than falling on that surface was trying to field a short-hop.
    Best part of that kind of turf was the Frankenstein seams. A spinning ball clips one of those and you're down a testicle.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
    I played a game on the original turf in the Metrodome. It felt like you were playing on the worst Putt Putt surface one could imagine with no padding whatsoever. And even as a 15 year-old I thought "this place is a dump" when on the field, in the lockers rooms, etc. How the MSFC got away with that giant POS is beyond me.
    The only thing worse than falling on that surface was trying to field a short-hop.

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  • Handyman
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    Yeah I did too...saw lots of injuries.

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  • Slap Shot
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    I played a game on the original turf in the Metrodome. It felt like you were playing on the worst Putt Putt surface one could imagine with no padding whatsoever. And even as a 15 year-old I thought "this place is a dump" when on the field, in the lockers rooms, etc. How the MSFC got away with that giant POS is beyond me.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Many of those women died tragically young from health problems.
    Did they 'die', or were they the DDR version of Tuskegee.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by The Sicatoka View Post

    You miss the DDR (East Germany) women's Olympic teams, don't you. :-D
    Many of those women died tragically young from health problems.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    I'm pretty sure this is what the Russian Federation nationals are.
    You miss the DDR (East Germany) women's Olympic teams, don't you. :-D

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by RaceBoarder View Post

    I think that we need to see what the human body is really capable of. I say that every 5 years we contest a truly "open" non-Olympics. Allow doping, unlimited spending, exotic equipment, etc. and see what humans are really capable of.
    I'm pretty sure this is what the Russian Federation nationals are.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    They did that at old Busch Stadium because the on field temperature was 150.
    That was the old bad gen-one turf. It was horrible. Ozzie Smith would tell stories about it. Cincy and Three Rivers (PIT) had the same surface but STL had the worst.

    But even the new magic carpet, turf-like (with infill) is good for +20 over ambient.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    There's a whole new meaning to ...

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