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I'd like a bucket of whatever the Italians put under their skis please :d 

 

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I hope they've only put something special under their skis and not through their veins...:crazy:

 

by the way, really unexpected result by Lucia and Greta...

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Apparently half the women's Russian team (apart from Nepryaeva basically) is pregnant....on advice of their coach :yikes: (as in, "if you want that and you want to go to the Olympics, better try it now than closer to the Olympics")

 

I hope that really is the reason, and not some sort of 'pressured' thing because some mad scientist found out pregnancy hormones make you stronger or something (which I've read something about long ago but can't find).

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25 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Apparently half the women's Russian team (apart from Nepryaeva basically) is pregnant....on advice of their coach :yikes: (as in, "if you want that and you want to go to the Olympics, better try it now than closer to the Olympics")

 

I hope that really is the reason, and not some sort of 'pressured' thing because some mad scientist found out pregnancy hormones make you stronger or something (which I've read something about long ago but can't find).

 

controversial issue, to say the least...

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_doping

 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306052031_Debunking_the_Myth_of_Pregnancy_Doping

 

my opinion...becoming mother normally give women stronger motivations and reinforce their determination*...that's the real and only advantage being an athlete-mom gives women...

 

*if they don't fall into post-pregnancy depression, which is always a risk...

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by the way, this is mostly for the Italian users (or, at least, those who can easily understand Italian and some slang of our language)...

 

dedicated to Scardoni, Laurent, Pellegrino and their poor/disappointing (especially after the qualification stage) quarterfinals' performance...

 

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17 minutes ago, phelps said:

 

controversial issue, to say the least...

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_doping

 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306052031_Debunking_the_Myth_of_Pregnancy_Doping

 

my opinion...becoming mother normally give women stronger motivations and reinforce their determination*...that's the real and only advantage being an athlete-mom gives women...

 

*if they don't fall into post-pregnancy depression, which is always a risk...

 

Plus planning something like that is just pretty normal in their situation. I mean, yeah, Beijing 2022 is going to get a lot harder if they'd get pregnant a year later and if they wait until after the Olympics, they might feel like they want it faster. Of course it's no coincidence so many female athletes get pregnant in the 1-2 years after the Olympics :p 

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15 minutes ago, phelps said:

by the way, this is mostly for the Italian users (or, at least, those who can easily understand Italian and some slang of our language)...

 

dedicated to Scardoni, Laurent, Pellegrino and their poor/disappointing (especially after the qualification stage) quarterfinals' performance...

 

On the bright side: that makes it even more clear it was their wax that was great in the morning, not their veins :p 

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1 hour ago, heywoodu said:

On the bright side: that makes it even more clear it was their wax that was great in the morning, not their veins :p 

 

small consolation...

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