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  • the Australian swimmer Shayna jack has recently tested positive to the banned

  • substance ligandrol let's look at the allegations of a cover-up in relation to

  • this and let's also look at whether swimming Australia and Australian

  • swimmers are hypocrites in relation to their treatment of Sun Yang the Chinese

  • swimmer so the basic background towards Shayna jack is she tested positive to the

  • banned substance ligandrol. Ligandrol is a SARM, effectively you can think of

  • it as being kind of like a lighter version of a steroid it's illegal it has

  • some steroid like effects and has some fewer side effects than steroids that's

  • one way of thinking about it it's banned by all athletic associations including

  • the swimming organizations Shayna Jack's A sample tested positively to ligandrol

  • and then there was a B blood sample which also tested positive now

  • throughout this whole time period swimming Australia the governing body in

  • Australia had remained silent until after the World Championships this has

  • led to allegations that there was a cover-up and they should have revealed

  • the information they had as and a new earth now let's look at whether that's

  • really the case now the first thing to bear in mind is of course the Ligandrol

  • is banned now it appears that that came in to Shayna Jack's blood sample and into

  • her blood tests she's alleged that this wasn't her fault and she's insinuating

  • that perhaps it was due to contaminated supplements I use insinuating the SARM

  • somehow made it into other supplement she was taking and therefore it wasn't

  • her fault she's vowed that she will clear her name

  • now whether that obviously can occurs remains to be seen but that's what she

  • said will happen first let's have a look at the allegations of the cover-up the

  • basic allegation of the cover-up is a swimming Australia obviously knew that

  • she tested positive in her A sample and swimming Australian knew that she tested

  • positive in her B sample now assuming Australia remains silent until after the

  • World Championships is this a cover-up now it turns out that in reality it

  • probably isn't the reason it isn't is that basically they only have to reveal

  • the information of a positive sample after one of two things happens after

  • either a the athlete consents to the information being released to the public

  • or be some form of sanction is handed up now as at that time

  • Shayna Jack had not consented to the information being released publicly and

  • they had not been no sanction hand at the time instead there was a

  • preliminary suspension appears that would have prevented her from competing

  • that the final determination hadn't been meted out at that stage so therefore

  • under privacy obligations they weren't allowed to reveal the sanction so

  • effectively their hands were tied in relation to whether they could grilled

  • reveal information. Put differently there wasn't a cover-up because they simply

  • didn't have any ability to disclose the information under the regulations

  • because she hadn't consented at this time and no penalty had formally been

  • handed down at this time therefore they couldn't disclose her

  • therefore the cover-up idea can't really be maintained in this situation because

  • they didn't have the option to disclose the information now let's move on to the

  • next issue of does this make Australian swimmers and swimming Australia

  • hypocritical in relation to their treatment of sun yang now a brief recap

  • of the issue in relation to Sun Yang is he came into controversy around a

  • botched drug test basically what happened is testers showed up this

  • complex didn't have proper accreditation and they took a blood sample. Sun Yang

  • questioned the accreditation of the testers and he ultimately determined

  • that they weren't properly accredited and therefore he didn't want them to

  • remove his blood sample it appears they didn't collect a urine sample at this

  • time now what ultimately happened is Sun

  • Yang's entourage smashed the blood test vials this meant they couldn't live with

  • the blood samples now it's important to bear in mind here the Sun yang at this

  • stage is not tested positive to any banned substances so we can't state that

  • he's cheated because we don't have a positive test at this stage now the

  • anti-doping tribunal cleared him of any wrongdoing they cleared him of any

  • wrongdoing because they stated the testers should have proper accreditation

  • he's maintained their by refusing to submit to this blood test when the

  • testers didn't have proper accreditation he was in fact defending many other

  • swimmers from nefarious people who might simply show up and demand a blood test

  • without proper identification says the Sun yang situation now there

  • had been some controversy which ultimately culminated in a number of

  • Australian swimmers protesting against the Sun Yang and posting and protesting

  • against his involvements in developing ships for example Mack Horton refused to

  • take the podium with him when sun yang won the race that they were compete

  • and Mack Horton placed second this has led to claims that Australian swimmers

  • are being hypocritical particularly after the Shayna jack incident came out

  • now let's have a look at whether that's really the case and it turns out it

  • probably isn't the reason it isn't really hypocritical is Shayna Jack tested

  • positive firstly so the testing procedures were in place secondly she

  • didn't compete in the world championships and thirdly a penalty will

  • be handed out which will presumably prevent her from competing in future

  • Swimming Championships for a period of time put differently the testing

  • occurred and she was disqualified and removed from competing ie

  • the testing actually went as it should have what that effectively implies is

  • the testing occurred and was rigorous enough to catch her out from doing the

  • wrong thing it's not as if swimming Australia had enabled an athlete to

  • compete when they shouldn't have been I they didn't allow her to go ahead and

  • compete even though she tested positive if they had done that and that would

  • obviously be hypocritical but they haven't done that now obviously the two

  • situations between Shayna Jack and Sun yang are very different as well

  • Shayna jack has tested positive and then P she's not competing sun yang is not

  • tested positive and he did compete the two simply aren't very compatible

  • now this does beg the question of is the arc ray about Sun yang justified I've

  • made a separate video on this and in general terms it probably isn't because

  • in general terms he complied with the relevant regulations he was within his

  • justification to refuse to give up that blood test because they didn't have

  • proper accreditation doesn't matter for a different topic in a different time

  • but nevertheless it the situation for the shayna Jack and Sun yang doesn't

  • give rise to hypocrisy or Shayna Jack simply wasn't allowed to compete so

  • therefore the outcry is very different in the two situations so hope this has

  • given you some insight into the allegations of a cover-up in relation of

  • Shayna jack and whether it gives rise to hypocrisy in relation to Australian

  • swimmers and sun yang and the situation arising back so I hope the video has

  • been interesting too if it has would be great to see for future videos and will

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    Ji Yan posted on 2019/08/02
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