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Registered: Mar 2005
Location: St. Albert
quote:Originally posted by Guest
The governing body does not take the easy attitude and that's what counts.
Long live the Belly Putter and the Curling Stick.
Does no one consider a 2 year ban for a first infraction rather harsh? Regardless of where the ruling body controls this decision (Canada or Olympics) it's too large in my opinion. When honest mistakes are possible (and they certainly are) then a first infraction should be given a lesser sentence.
I also have little trust in the judgment of decisions on how certain things are deemed legal and other not. And frankly, I care very little as it pertains to tis sport. Deer antler spray, anyone?
quote:Originally posted by Unregistered a warning letter would have been adequate
another decision i didnt care for is when they wouldnt allow ed to compete in the trials 20 years ago because he didnt meet their fitness criteria
Wrong. Please get your facts right.
It was 26 years ago and Ed Werenich did compete in the trials. He also met the fitness criteria that was expected of him and every other competitor who qualified for the trials through the tryout camps. Four teams came from those camps, the other four from the 86 and 87 Briers.
If a 5th man were to test positive at the Olympics and despite not playing any games would only that player be banned? Or would the entire team be stripped of medals? If answer is yes, then does the Worlds have different rules?
Also, why did this take so long to come out (July). They would have known test results in April, so what happened for 2 months? Any other sport and we all would have known right away, so what was going on here?