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NFT: Puerto Rico stripped of Bowling Gold Medal at Pan Am Games,

MOOPS : 8/12/2019 4:26 am
for doping. Yup, bowling.
Seriously, it's a friggin 16 pound ball that you roll down an alley. You really have to dope up for that?
What's next, darts on roids?
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He tested positive for chlorthalidone, a blood pressure medication  
Gary from The East End : Admin : 8/12/2019 6:30 am : link
It's banned because it's a considered a masking agent for actual PEDs.

It's also quite possible that he was prescribed it for hypertension.
Jints in Carolina : 8/12/2019 7:31 am : link
Bridge had a doping scandal in the news  
NoPeanutz : 8/12/2019 9:28 am : link
a few weeks ago.
Anything that wants consideration for the Olympics must meet the IOC doping "standards."
One of my favorite electives in college  
Diver_Down : 8/12/2019 9:49 am : link
was bowling. Never new there was so much technique involved. I took it because the Beef & Ale was located next door and had a very early happy hour when the class was scheduled. You could fill up on 25 cent drafts and then go toss the ball down the lane.
See, in competitive bowling, you’re only allowed to drink light beer.  
Crispino : 8/12/2019 10:07 am : link
Puerto Ricans apparently an snuck regular beer into light beer cans.
when I was in high school  
Matt in SGS : 8/12/2019 10:18 am : link
our bowling team was one of the best in the state. Being this was the late 1980s/early 1990s, there was a generally accepted belief that the average member of the bowling team wouldn't be able to run a lap on the track without stopping 5 or 6 times.

So my friends and I decided to be dicks and sent in a letter to the editor of the school paper and questioned why we are celebrating what I called a "birthday sport", essentially saying it was a group of students who stayed around too long after a 7 year old's party to keep playing.

To my surprise, they published it. And the blowback was harsh. There was a response by the coach of the team in what was more or less a full page ad on the athletic achievements of the bowling team and he took his chance to shit on the track team (of which I was a member as a miler and 800 runner, many moons ago) because we started off the season slowly. That in turn started a near fight with the bowling coach and one of the track coaches.

If only the internet was around back then....
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