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Doctor involved in saga gets a fine

Discussion in 'ASADA, WADA, and Drugs in Sport' started by Satan, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Satan

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    Couldn't find an old thread on this, but just read that the good Doctor Robyn Wilcourt was found to be a shit bloke by his colleagues. Officially.

    This sentence from the article was a bit alarming though...

    "Despite the blood test results revealing abnormal hormone results in three players Dr Willcourt failed to follow these up directly, even after marking “alert” on one result and finding another was “terrible”."


    Oh dear.
     
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    Lucky Dr Reid was there to maintain the integrity of the system....oh wait!
     
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    Shame he didnt have the other Bruce to write his letters and follow them up.
     
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    Seems like an all-round good guy really:

     
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    Seems some records of events are not shrouded in such secrecy as some would have us believe.
     
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    FTFY
     
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    Smoke and mirrors sort of stuff. If someone has abnormally low levels of hormone, they can apply for a TUE. They then can be treated with the guidance of an approved medical person. This article is absolute nonsense. For example, insulin is also banned. If you're not producing enough (Diabetes) are you not allowed to receive any because you are playing sport? Of course not. There is no difference with testosterone and GH.
     
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    Official sources from the Medical Board of Australia and VCAT. What was an obstetrician and gynaecologist doing ordering these tests for Dank?? The optics of this are so wrong.
     
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    You've just now worked that out? The most telling test ordered by Dank early on was IGF-1 levels. That's a very specialised blood test in medicine only ever ordered by endocrinologists usually looking for Growth Hormone secreting tumours. It also happens to be a marker which goes up when using GH releasing peptides. Now why do you think Dank wanted to know the level of this??????
     
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    I guess some sports scientists are there to monitor and apply proven therapies, record all results and use their observations and results to obtain maximum benefits while staying within the boundaries of maintaining good health and the rules. Others are employed to push the boundaries while ensuring that there is nothing to prove that any rules were broken.

    But I'm not an expert on this so I can only assume.
     
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    What's that got to do with IGF-1 levels? The ONLY reason to monitor these is to make sure they don't go over the accepted limit by WADA. That means he was either using or planning to use GH releasing substances and would know how far he could push them before any alarm bells would start ringing.
     
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