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Roland Garros Dope Positive was WTA - Is Puerta off the hook?

L'Equipe announced that the mysterious "Round of 16 Roland Garros doping case" culprit has turned out to be WTA player Sesil Karatancheva, not Mariano Puerta as was previously suspected. Does this mean that Puerta is not facing a lifetime ban?
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http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/20051220_085152Dev.html
This was the article L ´equipe published today. As far as I understand, Hood, Puerta and Karatantcheva tested positive in RG according to L´equipe. And Puerta was in London for a hearing a week and a half ago, aprox....
So, no, he is not off the hook.....at least not yet...

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Re: Roland Garros Dope Positive was WTA - Is Puerta off the hook?

Puerta is very much on the hook.

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Re: Roland Garros Dope Positive was WTA - Is Puerta off the hook?

From Eurosport today:

Puerta decision expected soon

A decision on the future of French Open finalist Mariano Puerta is expected this week following his failed Roland Garros drugs test. The Argentine tested positive for the stimulant etilefrine after losing to Rafael Nadal in June this year.

Puerta - who tested positive for clenbuterol in 2003 and served a two-year ban - faces a life ban for a second doping offence if the ITF (International Tennis Federation) applies the WADA code.

But appearing before an ITF tribunal in London two weeks ago, Puerta argued against an end being put to his career by explaining that at the time of his first offence, the WADA code was not in effect and he therefore should not be subjected to a life ban.

Puerta claims the substance found after the final was due to a sudden thirst gripping him the night before the game, and he drank a cup of water containing medication for his wife, who suffers from hypotension, with etilefrine being one of the active ingredidents.
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Puerta decision expected soon

A decision on the future of French Open finalist Mariano Puerta is expected this week following his failed Roland Garros drugs test. The Argentine tested positive for the stimulant etilefrine after losing to Rafael Nadal in June this year.

Puerta - who tested positive for clenbuterol in 2003 and served a two-year ban - faces a life ban for a second doping offence if the ITF (International Tennis Federation) applies the WADA code.

But appearing before an ITF tribunal in London two weeks ago, Puerta argued against an end being put to his career by explaining that at the time of his first offence, the WADA code was not in effect and he therefore should not be subjected to a life ban.

Puerta claims the substance found after the final was due to a sudden thirst gripping him the night before the game, and he drank a cup of water containing medication for his wife, who suffers from hypotension, with etilefrine being one of the active ingredidents.
So the report was true Well, sorry, but that excuse sounds a little to rediculous for me. Doesn't most medication for hypotension come in the form of tiny pills? Why was it disolved in a cup of water? Why didn't his wife say, wait, my medication is mixed in that? Didn't he taste the medicine? It just doesn't make sense and the word "bullshit" suddenly comes to mind.

Shame, shame, shame Puerta..............



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Puerta claims the substance found after the final was due to a sudden thirst gripping him the night before the game, and he drank a cup of water containing medication for his wife,
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I say, hang Puerta out to dry.
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Why is it that all these doping cases all turn up at Roland Garros???

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Maybe Mariano is pregnant
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First of all, the Eurosport article has got a mistake, he served a 9 months ban, not 2 years... but thats other story... or the same
Then, as I said in other thread, I couldn´t find other article that gave this same information. It is not clear were this information comes from, no news agency or source (apart from eurosport uk...) and it´s the only one that speaks about what Puerta claims it happened with the positive....
I hope this article is not true.
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Why is it that all these doping cases all turn up at Roland Garros???
I don´t know... What do you mean?
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I found this article in Clarins this morning and posted it on Mariano's Forum:- http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pa...p?pagId=1111410

Because I'm at work I can't translate it now - maybe at lunchtine or when I get home tonight - but it says the verdict should be known today and is "unlikely" to be as harsh as first feared.

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The link doesn´t work for me Rosie..., but it´s in today´s OLE, right?

I guess is this one... http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pag...?pagId=1111410
Interesting...I hope it´s true...

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The link doesn´t work for me Rosie..., but it´s in today´s OLE, right?

I guess is this one... http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v4/pag...?pagId=1111410
Interesting...I hope it´s true...

Yes - sorry Lau - I am at work and not meant to be on here at all - so must have copied it incorrectly. It worked fine over on his Forum Sorry. I hope it's true too.

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