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Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wimbledon

It has just been reported on Sky News that Martina Hingis tested positive for cocaine use at the Wimbledon tournament this year. She denies the allegation, but states that she is retiring from the game.
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Old 01.11.2007, 19:43
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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

Any links would help?
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Old 01.11.2007, 19:45
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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,307337,00.html

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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

Closer to home, on Swissinfo

http://www.swissinfo.org/eng/front/d...41230000&ty=st
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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

With some personal relation to our neighbour country it reminds me of the Autrian slogans after their drug story during the olympic games in Turin 2006:
"Spritz wos gscheits!"
"Seavas die Nadeln!"
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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

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It has just been reported on Sky News that Martina Hingis tested positive for cocaine use at the Wimbledon tournament this year. She denies the allegation, but states that she is retiring from the game.
Both fans are said to be inconsolable.
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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

Funny, I was always thought she was a crack whore, not a coke slut
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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

I have to say I have always admired Martina....

I just love her spirit and fight.... and personality...

I can't see her taking any type of drugs, she just doesn't seem the type!

I'm a bit saddened by the whole affair!

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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

I'm not sure what the fuss is, to be honest. Cocaine is not exaclty a performance enhancing drug. If anything it's the opposite.

So, how does someone get cocaine into their system without knowing it?
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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

My question exactly. Particularly since cocaine and its metabolites leave the body relatively quickly. Was her drink spiked? How the hell do you test positive for cocaine without taking cocaine? How do you ingest cocained without knowing you ingested cocaine? And she was so shocked and appauled. I dunno, maybe they mixed up her sample with someone else?

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So, how does someone get cocaine into their system without knowing it?
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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

Gooner: good question.

However she was a great player.
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Old 02.11.2007, 10:09
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I'm not sure what the fuss is, to be honest. Cocaine is not exaclty a performance enhancing drug. If anything it's the opposite.

So, how does someone get cocaine into their system without knowing it?
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THG = Wikipedia reference-linktetrahydrogestrinone

but how that transmorgifys into cocaine is baffling me ...
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So, how does someone get cocaine into their system without knowing it?
Licking toilets?
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your secret is out Tash ....
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Old 02.11.2007, 10:19
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Oh come on. You can't tell me that it came as a surprise?
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Oh come on. You can't tell me that it came as a surprise?
The image that is being conjured up is pretty grim, funny too.
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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

When they do testing for drugs they often times not looking for the drug itself they are looking for the metabolites, i.e., what the drug gets broken down to in the body. Cocaine itself gets metabolized extremely quickly so what they actually test for is not cocaine but the remants of it after it's been broken down. That beings said though, looking at the structure of cocaine and the structure of tetrahydrogenstrinone I do not see how they would be metabolized to yield the same chemical compound.

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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

no major surprise -the celeb status and all that money she has to spend
and Zurich is rife with the stuff.
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Re: Martina Hingis Tested Positive for Cocaine Use at Wilmbledon

This explains why Hingis refused to play doubles this year.... she hated sharing the white lines.
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Licking toilets?
Nice....

On a serious note don't they say that virtually every 20 pound note in England has traces of Cocaine? So it would be possible to come into contact with the stuff, but not internally.

I heard there was a study to analyse sewerage pipes for cocaine traces In London, obviously it would be more accurate than a guestimate from the Govt. Quite clever I thought, I'm sure the findings were way above the expected levels of cocaine use.

Story, from my prev workplace....

I used to work in Forensics in the UK and one of my friends worked in the drugs lab.

Well anyone know's after a bust they test the purity of substances so imagine the scene in a lab with 50 odd 1/2kg bricks of cocaine being weighed etc.

Anyway back to the story, so to test drugs you need a pure substance as a reference, this happened to be 1/2kg of 99.99% pure Cocaine. Over time something strange started to happen the reference stock started disappearing quicker than was expected, and some wierd purity results were seen. All of this is controlled, signed in etc etc and I have no idea how this was done.

Anyway it's noted that the reference block loses more that it should when one certain guy is around.

Now at this point what would you do? Deny it, or admit it?

The guy actually admitted it and said that he has a problem and he hasn't felt right for the last month or so after working in the lab.

A full investigation is launched and the findings are the extraction filtration system is not good enough and hasn't ever been. So the occupants of this lab have in some cases 5yrs worth of exposure to illicit material in their system.

At this point the company has to quickly offer alll member counciling inclusive of the guy stealing the coke and ensure that he's placed in a clinic to deal with his addiction.

How bizarre is that? Go to work and gain a class A addiction.

My personal favourite at this lab was watching the rasta security guard follow the weed busts around building on route to the drugs lab
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