Saturday, October 27, 2012

Boxer Erik Morales Fails Drug Test then Passes on Third Attempt

Boxer Erik Morales, a former four weight class champion failed two drug tests prior to his super light-weight title fight against Danny Garcia last weekend but then passed on a third test. Morales failed the drug tests for clenbuterol which is classified as a performance enhancing drug which he claimed he ingested through contaminated meat. Some question if he should have been allowed to compete but the fight went on as planned and Morales lost via fourth round knock out.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Lance Armstrong Teammates Suspended Six Months

Last week American cyclists Tom Danielson, George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriski who all testified against Lance Armstrong for their roles in blood doping and usage of performance enhancing drugs have now been suspended from competition for six months. They recently painted a picture of Armstrong as the doping ring leader.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Speed Skating Equipment Tampering

U.S. speed skating coach Jae Su Chun has recently been accused of sabotage. Chun allegedly ordered U.S. speed skater Simon Cho (pictured) to tamper with the skates of rival Canadian speed skater Olivier Jean at the 2011 World Short Track Team Speed Skating Championships in Warsaw. Prior to the 5,000 meter relay finals Jean had skate problems and was unable to compete costing the Canadian team a chance at gold or silver.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Football Outcome Determined from Above?

A few weeks ago the largest point spread in sports betting history was set at 70.5 for Florida State over Savannah State in college football. With 8:59 left in the third quarter and a Florida State lead of 55-0 the game was called due to lightening. Even with the astronomical spread the majority sided with Florida State so was this truly stopped due to an act of God or did Vegas have its hand in this one? I wasn't there to judge the weather but curious if the game could have been resumed. Generally 58 minutes of a game have to pass in football or wagers are cancelled so I am assuming people go their money back but once again Vegas takes no loss to Florida State bettors.