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Old 09-28-2007, 03:49 PM   #13
Dave Paton
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Warning, devils advocate:

I don't doubt that other countries have more relaxed drug testing standards, but it is also possible that only the best genetically gifted athletes from other countries are weightlifting in the olympics and rest have been weeded out at an earlier age. I am sure there are many many athletes in the USA, who if they started training at age 7 and only lifted and did not work (like Casey)that at age 24, could lift weight comparable to other countries--regardless of the USA's strict drug testing. Let's not just say other countries cheat and that is why they are better, but let's think about the possibility that our best genetically gifted athlete's don't participate in weightlifting.
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