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Is Paralympian getting a raw deal?
Wed, June 13, 2007

Top Canadian wheelchair racer Jeff Adams is appealing a two-year suspension for cocaine, claiming a contaminated catheter caused him to flunk a drug test at the 2006 Canadian wheelchair marathon championship.

Because of the positive test, Adams also is ineligible to receive federal sport funding for life.

Paralympian blames 'dirty' catheter



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You have got to be joking? A "dirty" catheter? If said catheter is really dirty and I were Jeff Adams I'd be a little more worried about oh I don't know hepatitis or AIDS than government funding. Get real, nut up and admit ya did it.
Rob, 2007-06-22 08:22:01

simple fact he had coke in his system I dont care how it got there it is his responsibility to ensure it isnt.This is and should be a very black and white issue you have any illegal substance in your system man up and take your suspension
JC, 2007-06-14 15:22:41

I've had the opportunity to meet Jeff Adams on a few occasions. While I agree that positive tests should be taken seriously, this guy tested positive for cocaine. I competed in high school track --- and of all the drugs of choice that any cheater would use to gain an edge, cocaine was NOT one of them. By what proof does cocaine enhance athletic performance? Punishment for using cocaine should be less severe than that of steroids and blood doping, which are proven to enhance performance.
Ben, 2007-06-13 18:55:22

How does Cocaine magically appear in your catheter? He should man up and admit to the situation.
Magnus, 2007-06-13 15:13:12

A very unfortunate incident for sure. That said two years is a bit much given the nature of the infraction. I would be very surprised if anyone could prove that long term cocaine use was responsible for anybody's athletic achievements.

Even Silken Laumann was forgiven for taking a little too much nasal decongestent.

Let's wait for the final outcome before passing judgement on the guy.
Jeff Foster, 2007-06-13 15:06:04

Jeff Adams received exactly what he should get. He has to be treated just like every other athlete who was banned for an illegal substance.
Rob H, 2007-06-13 13:37:11

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