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Athletics World Championships
« on: August 07, 2017, 06:59:19 PM »
I cannot believe there is no thread on this, especially the most talked about topic of late ... Gatlin and Bolt

Well I will give my take now .... Wherein I do not condon cheats Gatlin paid his price and was allowed back.  He won fair and square.  I was totally ashamed of my countrymen (and others) booing this guy, made me so angry.

There are others here who have had bans but not one boo !!

Angry.com .. just a little less than the other night

On another note we have some real talent in our runners, so excited

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Re: Athletics World Championships
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 12:40:23 PM »
I cannot believe there is no thread on this, especially the most talked about topic of late ... Gatlin and Bolt

Well I will give my take now .... Wherein I do not condon cheats Gatlin paid his price and was allowed back.  He won fair and square.  I was totally ashamed of my countrymen (and others) booing this guy, made me so angry.

There are others here who have had bans but not one boo !!

And how many of those with two bans won gold medals? He's a twice "convicted" drug cheat. I wouldn't have booed him but I most certainly wouldn't have applauded.

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Angry.com .. just a little less than the other night

On another note we have some real talent in our runners, so excited


Mo Farrah doesn't get the credit he deserves. Even if he wins the 5000M I doubt he's going to win sports personality of the year. It's a shame.

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Re: Athletics World Championships
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 03:31:31 PM »
Mo certainly deserves good food after his retirement :)

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Re: Athletics World Championships
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 06:52:58 PM »
I'm not condoning drug cheats plandy, just want some parity. Incidentally there is still a ? about Gatlins first ban. Still winning or not we either boo cheats or we don't, all or no one

Mo will win sports personality

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Re: Athletics World Championships
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 11:09:40 PM »
I think Jermaine Defoe will win SPOTY.

The thing with the booing is that Gatlin is the highest profile. Obviously there's others, many others, just as guilty as him but they are not as well publicised. That's why he gets booed and the others don't. The Usain Bolt factor is purely coincidental; Bolt or no Bolt Gatlin'd be booed anyway.

Very wet there this evening. Mo got through easily.

Amazing finish to the women's 400m.

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Re: Athletics World Championships
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 12:00:11 AM »
Bolt.....what a disappointment....He didn't look the part anyway....