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World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

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They'll get caught, cheaters never prosper.

Advantages: Dope tests are increasing, punishments are tougher
Disadvantages: Determining who took the drugs knowingly and who made a mistake

This year saw the 2007 World Athletics Championship in Osaka, the 2nd largest event in the world of Atletics, only preceeded by the Olympics. It should have been a time for the world's athletes to shine, a stage to show their skill and talent, pitting the ...

piggypine 06.09.2007 · Read full review
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Review of World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

World Champs 07: A benefit to athletics

Advantages: Exhibits governing bodies clamping down on drug testing, Shames former drug users
Disadvantages: No immediate knowledge of drug use

The Athletics World Championships - the second most important event in every Track and field athlete's sporting life. Ruthlessly, they pit themselves against the greatest and best in the world in a competition so significant, it is hosted in a stadium of ...

mummy2harry 03.09.2007 · Read full review
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Review of World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

A brilliant spectacle too many rumours

Advantages: The Japanese managed to pull off a wonderful athletics extravaganza.
Disadvantages: The rumours surrounding our one gold medal winner!

...I remember when, as a child my whole family used to gather around the television to watch the World Championships in Athletics. We used to really enjoy watching the competitors and root for the Great British teams taking part. We had our heroes Coli ...

tizzyday 02.09.2007 · Read full review
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Review of World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

'Athletics' - World doping games??

Advantages: Some new talent out there
Disadvantages: The tarnishing of the sport by drugs and their users

...Osaka translates as the 'City of Water', many a tear shed during the World Athletics Championships in this little known Japanese city during the last nine days, many more at the coming positive drug tests than the closing ceremony, me thinks. The Athletic ...

sakewl 13.09.2007 · Read full review
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Review of World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

World Championships Osaka

Advantages: Great event to be held and to be at
Disadvantages: The cheats of the port with send a dark cloud over the sport

The world athletics championships in Osaka, what can I say. Its a great event for world class athletes to attend to show of their form. There has been lots of critisim from athletes to athletes about drugs in the event. I am a athlete my self and it a won ...

jameswildi 29.09.2007 · Read full review
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