TOPIC: Rioli suspension

shane Rioli suspension 1 month 4 days ago #155

shane
He was given a 12 month good behaviour bond, if anyone is keeping score.
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fradonjan Rioli suspension 1 month 4 days ago #156

fradonjan
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Tragic Rioli suspension 1 month 4 days ago #157

Tragic
Hi Rogerrocks,
WADA have their case on the same website here.
their conclusion is somewhat different to your source.
"Recent advances in understanding the endogenous cannabinoid system demonstrate its
important role in many critical functions that could positively affect sports performance.
This fact, together with the detrimental health effects of cannabis and its violation of the
spirit of sport, supports the prohibition of cannabis and its analogues."
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rogerrocks Rioli suspension 1 month 4 days ago #158

rogerrocks
I read some of the WADA report. Basically, they said that there were strong arguments on both sides. For example, "Some delegates strongly argued that cannabinoids should not be included in sport regulations because consumption of can-nabis is not performance-enhancing in sports and therefore it should remain a social issue". This is essentially my position, and it is nice to know that at least some delegates to the world conference on doping in sport agreed with it.

WADA ended up deciding "prohibition of cannabinoids across all sports in-competition was established and this remained in force in subsequent versions of the Prohibited List". But I view their decision making process as something like, "cannabis is illegal, so we'd better say it is performance-enhancing and put it on the banned list. Think of the kiddies".

Naturally I disagree with the official WADA position, which puts me on the losing side, something I'm rather used to as a Freo supporter.
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Morgan Rioli suspension 1 month 4 days ago #159

Morgan
It seems that every major review of the evidence of a performance enhancing effect of cannabis concludes with the idea that there is preliminary evidence of inflammatory, neuroprotective and analgesic benefits, but there’s no real aerobic exercise or strength benefit, and until there are better studies performed (which have been hard to do while weed is illegal) we can only speculate in regard to its overall performance enhancing effects.

WADA has taken the strict view until more evidence is provided it will remain a performance enhancing drug, which is fair enough given their code needs to cover sports where the benefits may be outsized (a good example might be for marathon runners); but that doesn’t mean it’s an appropriate position for the AFL.

If there is a competitive advantage in players using cannabis, then the ones who suffer the competitive disadvantage would be the ‘clean’ players, and the ones that would suffer the health consequences would be the players themselves. Yet the AFLPA has been clear that it considers marijuana should be removed from the international list of performance-enhancing drugs list, so I’d be inclined to listen to their perspective on this.
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Raglan Matt Rioli suspension 1 month 4 days ago #160

Raglan Matt
RR, some delegates back in the 70's were of the opinion that anabolic steroids and the like were not performance enhancing, some Chinese delegates in th 2000's thought turtle extract was okay. It has been proven that they were wrong, your delegates may yet let you down.
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The_Yeti Rioli suspension 1 month 3 days ago #161

The_Yeti
Well, rr, I'll see your 'scientific' and raise you with my 'scientific'.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3717337/

(oooh, look, same website)

Clearly, cannabis induces euphoria, improves self-confidence, induces relaxation and steadiness and relieves the stress of competition. Cannabis improves sleep and recovery after an event, reduces anxiety and fear and aids the forgetting of negative events such as bad falls and so forth. Cannabis increases risk taking and this perhaps improves training and performance, yielding a competitive edge. Cannabis increases appetite, yielding increased caloric intake and body mass. Cannabis enhances sensory perception, decreases respiratory rate and increases heart rate; increased bronchodilation may improve oxygenation of the tissues. Finally, cannabis is an analgesic that could permit athletes to work through injuries and pain induced by training fatigue.

13. Conclusion

Recent advances in understanding the endogenous cannabinoid system demonstrate its important role in many critical functions that could positively affect sports performance. This fact, together with the detrimental health effects of cannabis and its violation of the spirit of sport, supports the prohibition of cannabis and its analogues.
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darthmarto Rioli suspension 1 month 3 days ago #162

darthmarto
How's this for scientific ??

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hypen Rioli suspension 1 month 3 days ago #163

hypen
It was open for the Thomas Dolby number, Mushroom.
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Drubbing Rioli suspension 1 month 3 days ago #164

Drubbing
Kelly LeBrock is a Phd. Apparently.

Any village idiot is a savant compared to Willie.
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Walter the baker Rioli suspension 1 month 3 days ago #165

Walter the baker
Surely Kelly LeBrock can’t have a PhD, she was once married to Steven Segal.
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teasea Rioli suspension 1 month 3 days ago #166

teasea
Whether it’s performance enhancing or not, at this stage, it’s on the list of banned items for our players and they know it.
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shane Rioli suspension 1 month 3 days ago #167

shane
Taking it is. Strapping it to your leg is not mentioned.
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Corporal Agarn Rioli suspension 1 month 3 days ago #168

Corporal Agarn
Is that a bag of weed in your pants or are you just happy to see me?
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