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2021-07-23 8:44:20 AM  
So he will still be allowed to compete but smoking weed gets you disqualified.
 
2021-07-23 8:51:57 AM  
Being vaccinated should have been a requirement of both entry intro country, and for competing in the Olympics. Shame on both Japan and the IOC for their spinelessness.
 
2021-07-23 8:53:22 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Being vaccinated should have been a requirement of both entry into country, and for competing in the Olympics. Shame on both Japan and the IOC for their spinelessness.


fark's sakes
 
2021-07-23 10:42:23 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: NeedlesslyCanadian: Being vaccinated should have been a requirement of both entry into country, and for competing in the Olympics. Shame on both Japan and the IOC for their spinelessness.

fark's sakes


Typos in pots are a Fark tradition.
 
2021-07-23 10:50:13 AM  

Jumpthruhoops: NeedlesslyCanadian: NeedlesslyCanadian: Being vaccinated should have been a requirement of both entry into country, and for competing in the Olympics. Shame on both Japan and the IOC for their spinelessness.

fark's sakes

Typos in pots are a Fark tradition.


Fark ain't the movies, man; you ain't fizing jack-shiat in post.
 
2021-07-23 10:57:46 AM  
"My reason behind it is, for one, it was kind of a last moment, I didn't want to put anything in my body that I didn't know how I would potentially react to," he said.

"As an athlete on the elite level, everything we do is very calculated and understood. For me, in the training cycle, especially leading up to trials, I didn't want to risk any days out. There were periods where you take a vaccine, you have to deal with some days off."


Oh, so he's concerned about it right now in relation to performance and the trials.  As a healthy young person, there is a 99.9999999% chance that you'll be completely fine, but I guess that's consistent.

Andrew said he has no plans to be vaccinated in the future.

Oh, so you're just an antivaxxer, and all that stuff you said about training was bullshiat.  What a fine representative of America.  Maybe he can hang with Lochte when this is all said and done.  You can found a thinktank to study whether round blocks go into round holes or square holes.
 
2021-07-23 11:06:11 AM  
"We feel very safe and protected knowing that we're minimizing risk as much as possible," he said, citing daily testing during the Olympics.

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nope, I just can't even.
 
2021-07-23 11:08:40 AM  
Dad's his trainer. Mom's his agent. He's the athlete.

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2021-07-23 11:15:14 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Being vaccinated should have been a requirement of both entry intro country, and for competing in the Olympics. Shame on both Japan and the IOC for their spinelessness.


Population vaccination rate in Japan is very low. Like really low, like 8%.
 
2021-07-23 11:17:18 AM  

the unabomber was right: So he will still be allowed to compete but smoking weed gets you disqualified.


Disqualified by the Olympics, or by the US Olympic committee?

See, I would think every nation would approve of other nation's athletes inhaling smoke into their lungs (of any sort) and using a drug that has been known to make people neglect important appointments, but disapprove of their own athletes doing so.
 
2021-07-23 11:22:53 AM  
I understand not wanting to risk side effects shortly before competing

Which is why he should have been vaccinated a couple months ago
 
2021-07-23 11:25:55 AM  
This gymanst was vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/sport/​u​s-gymnast-covid-19-positive-test/index​.html

...which again has me wondering if some COVID tests might be "fooled" by the vaccine.  I mean, if the vaccine is doing it's job, you are producing antibodies to the virus.

There was an incident many years ago where farmers in the US were refusing to vaccinate their livestock against some easily spread disease, because if they did, their livestock would "test positive" for the disease and be unsellable.  Meanwhile the actual disease spread to more and more farms, unhindered by vaccination...
 
2021-07-23 11:30:30 AM  
This makes the US look worse on the international stage.
 
2021-07-23 11:32:47 AM  

KarmicDisaster: NeedlesslyCanadian: Being vaccinated should have been a requirement of both entry intro country, and for competing in the Olympics. Shame on both Japan and the IOC for their spinelessness.

Population vaccination rate in Japan is very low. Like really low, like 8%.


It's up to 22% or so now, but still quite low.  Not sure why the Japanese government is still that far behind.
 
2021-07-23 11:34:48 AM  
Chlorine kills it so as long as he stays underwater it will be fine.
 
2021-07-23 11:36:32 AM  

flondrix: This gymanst was vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/sport/u​s-gymnast-covid-19-positive-test/index​.html

...which again has me wondering if some COVID tests might be "fooled" by the vaccine.  I mean, if the vaccine is doing it's job, you are producing antibodies to the virus.

There was an incident many years ago where farmers in the US were refusing to vaccinate their livestock against some easily spread disease, because if they did, their livestock would "test positive" for the disease and be unsellable.  Meanwhile the actual disease spread to more and more farms, unhindered by vaccination...


None of the vaccines are 100% effective.
 
2021-07-23 11:52:53 AM  
Perhaps he was afraid that it would react with the masking agents he took to hide his steroid use.
 
2021-07-23 12:06:15 PM  
"My reason behind it is, for one, it was kind of a last moment, I didn't want to put anything in my body that I didn't know how I would potentially react to," he said.

Seriously dude, it's one farkin day of being in a malaise and then you're back to normal.  You could have done that months ago.
 
2021-07-23 12:23:49 PM  
Some people are a little more cautious with this vaccine.  I wouldn't fault him for that.
 
2021-07-23 12:35:46 PM  

JDAT: Some people are a little more cautious with this vaccine.  I wouldn't fault him for that.


Go be cautious somewhere else.
 
2021-07-23 1:36:33 PM  

hotrod2001: "My reason behind it is, for one, it was kind of a last moment, I didn't want to put anything in my body that I didn't know how I would potentially react to," he said.

Seriously dude, it's one farkin day of being in a malaise and then you're back to normal.  You could have done that months ago.


It's not like he couldn't have gone and gotten it at any time in the last few months, too.  There is no valid "last moment" excuse in the United States.
 
2021-07-23 1:55:58 PM  
DOODIE!
 
2021-07-23 2:16:13 PM  
"My reason behind it is, for one, it was kind of a last moment, I didn't want to put anything in my body that I didn't know how I would potentially react to," he said.

Unless, of course, it will enhance my performance and hopefully not get detected.
 
2021-07-23 2:16:28 PM  

wxboy: hotrod2001: "My reason behind it is, for one, it was kind of a last moment, I didn't want to put anything in my body that I didn't know how I would potentially react to," he said.

Seriously dude, it's one farkin day of being in a malaise and then you're back to normal.  You could have done that months ago.

It's not like he couldn't have gone and gotten it at any time in the last few months, too.  There is no valid "last moment" excuse in the United States.


My wife is throwing away vaccines now because people aren't showing up and getting innoculated.  It's not like you have to sell your first born and get one.
 
2021-07-23 2:24:50 PM  

Geotpf: flondrix: This gymanst was vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/sport/u​s-gymnast-covid-19-positive-test/index​.html

...which again has me wondering if some COVID tests might be "fooled" by the vaccine.  I mean, if the vaccine is doing it's job, you are producing antibodies to the virus.

There was an incident many years ago where farmers in the US were refusing to vaccinate their livestock against some easily spread disease, because if they did, their livestock would "test positive" for the disease and be unsellable.  Meanwhile the actual disease spread to more and more farms, unhindered by vaccination...

None of the vaccines are 100% effective.


And none will *ever* be, for any disease, from now until all the stars die out.  It's not a valid critique against vaccination if that's your aim with this comment.
 
2021-07-23 3:59:19 PM  

JDAT: Some people are a little more cautious with this vaccine to believe traitor-shiat lies and endanger innocent others.  I wouldn't fault him for that.


Quit tolerating asswipes for being too lazy to care how many people they kill.
 
2021-07-23 4:53:17 PM  

flondrix: This gymanst was vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/sport/u​s-gymnast-covid-19-positive-test/index​.html

...which again has me wondering if some COVID tests might be "fooled" by the vaccine.  I mean, if the vaccine is doing it's job, you are producing antibodies to the virus.

There was an incident many years ago where farmers in the US were refusing to vaccinate their livestock against some easily spread disease, because if they did, their livestock would "test positive" for the disease and be unsellable.  Meanwhile the actual disease spread to more and more farms, unhindered by vaccination...


This vaccine isn't a magical shield that repels virus particles from entering your body, it's instructions on how to fight it. There is no reason why the virus can't get inside you, and thus trigger a positive test. But since your body has a head start on how to fight it, the infection should be shorter, less damaging, and (because of those last two points) less likely to transmit to others.
 
2021-07-23 6:50:21 PM  
The are 100 other Americans on the Olympic Team that are idiots also.
 
2021-07-23 8:37:06 PM  

AdrienVeidt: Geotpf: flondrix: This gymanst was vaccinated and tested positive for COVID-19:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/sport/u​s-gymnast-covid-19-positive-test/index​.html

...which again has me wondering if some COVID tests might be "fooled" by the vaccine.  I mean, if the vaccine is doing it's job, you are producing antibodies to the virus.

There was an incident many years ago where farmers in the US were refusing to vaccinate their livestock against some easily spread disease, because if they did, their livestock would "test positive" for the disease and be unsellable.  Meanwhile the actual disease spread to more and more farms, unhindered by vaccination...

None of the vaccines are 100% effective.

And none will *ever* be, for any disease, from now until all the stars die out.  It's not a valid critique against vaccination if that's your aim with this comment.


I think Geotpf said that as a mundane explanation for why she tested positive, as opposed to my biochemical conspiracy theory.
 
2021-07-23 10:38:24 PM  
JFC this is going to be the Vax-alyimpics, it will be the main topic on Fark Sports for the duration.  Go outside fatsos, get some exercise of your own instead of the usual Big Mac marathon.   It's summer FFS.
 
2021-07-23 10:49:31 PM  

Marshmallow Jones: JFC this is going to be the Vax-alyimpics, it will be the main topic on Fark Sports for the duration.  Go outside fatsos, get some exercise of your own instead of the usual Big Mac marathon.   It's summer FFS.


Maybe because it should have been cancelled just like concert tours. But don't let the 45,000 new cases a day fool you in the States. It's basically over because Disney is open, sportsball is being played and we have Nascar every weekend.
 
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