Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Re: If a tournament winner gets exposed as a doper, should he be stripped off his awa
I think the tournament could "vacate" the title, but the prize money should not be forfeited.
And no the runner-up should not receive the prize anymore than any player the "doping" champion beat along the way. There's no guarantee that the finalist would have won if someone else had been in the final. And even if a player is shown to have doped in the past, since he was not caught at the time, there is no way to know with certainty that a particular win was dubious because of the doping. Its all speculation.
If players are being tested and not found to be doping, then it should be left at that. Endless speculation, innuendo is not fair. You would not want people attacking you without any factual basis to their claims.
You cannot penalize a player you might suspect, just because the testers cannot find what may not be there.