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Olympics scheduling / more doping testing
"Anger at Beijing swimming switch British Swimming bosses have hit out at the International Olympic Committee for switching swimming finals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics to the morning." - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/6086814.stm swimming competitions switched to morning, gymnastics also. [quote]Much of the gymnastics programme will also be switched to the morning sessions, although athletics finals will be held in the evening, with rowing and diving staged in the afternoon for British and Australian television respectively. [/quote] [quote]NBC paid
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interesting
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maybe ABC will buy the broadcasting rights after 2008...! NBC good tv, good to have gymnastics programming on tv!!
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doping at World Cup in May announced this week: "Belarusian gymnast banned one year" - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/more/12/21/bc.gym.gymnastdoping.ap/index.html?section=si_latest Belarusian gymnast Nadejda Vyzotskaya tested positive for the banned diuretic furosemide which is also "classified as a masking agent on the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of banned substances" during the World Cup event in May. She's banned from competition until December 31, 2007, and has a few weeks to appeal. Her standing at World Cup were: At Qualifiers vault: 11th floor: 11th beam: 14th (top 8 make event finals)
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Doping also in rhythmic gymnastics, again banned diuretic that can be used to mask steroids, same one too: furosemide "Russian gymnast banned for Games" - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/more/05/07/gymnast.ap/index.html?eref=si_more Anastasia Guseva will miss the Beijing Olympics as she is banned until November (for one year, from November 2006-2007, tested positive for the diuretic furosemide at the 2006 World Gymnasiade in Athens June 2006) and will miss the qualifying event for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, which is the rhythmic world championships in Patras, Greece on September 19-23, as the FIG announced Monday in a statement. You wouldn't really think doping like that would happen in rhythmic gymnastics would you? Seems like its more flexibility than strength especially in rhythmic gymnastics.
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Ya doping in rhythmic gymnastics seems weird; you do need to be fit and strong for it, but compared to artistic gymnastics and bars and high bar and vault, and tumbling 5 tumbling passes with double flips sure you would be surprised of the doping in the rhythmic gymnastics compared to artistic gymnastics.
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Rhythmic gymnastics looks like more flexibility than strength... someone made a youtube video in response to people who say rhythmic gymnastics is easy (people can have different meanings when they say 'easy' though): Rhythmics is NOT easy! [youtube]Viu7U8_IhD4[/youtube] Follow the link to read people's comments! related: rhythmic gymnastics- the training [youtube]ncAJTxiMSfk[/youtube] I like artistic gymnastics - the excitement and adrenaline rush rocks!! Love to fly!!!
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