James Guy on Chinese Doping Scandal: “It opens the door to so many other things”

2x Olympic Champion and now 3x British Olympian James Guy spoke with SwimSwam after it came to light over the weekend that 23 Chinese swimmers had tested positive for TMZ in January of 2021. Early in the week, Guy had tweeted “Ban them all and never compete again” and expressed similar frustration today, namely in WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) for allowing such a situation to occur.

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Kelsey
1 month ago

Thanks for the fantastic interview James Guy – I know there’s both positive and negative reactions but what is great is your honest answers and feelings on many subjects but including the current situation of the Chinese doping scandal. It’s always refreshing getting real feedback and not a media savy put together statement. Goodluck for the Olympics I’ll be hoping you get your 3 to 4 relays.

hanqihao
1 month ago

I would like to know who made a SWAM message to a certain American athlete telling them they had been promoted to gold, and then a bunch of international bodies denied the news in such a farce

nuotofan
1 month ago

Martens 3.40.33 in the 400 free, just saying..

snailSpace
Reply to  nuotofan
1 month ago

Good Lord!

PFA
Reply to  nuotofan
1 month ago

Wow fastest time since 2012 I do think the 3:40 barrier is going down this year

Sharkspeed
1 month ago

Just remind me which country has the proliferation of drug labs?

PFA
1 month ago

There isn’t an article yet but Wang Shun just went 1:55.3 at Chinese nationals in the 2 IM his fastest time ever outside of a international meet.

Also btw doesn’t sound like WADA or World Aquatics is gonna budge on the doping problem within China. Unfortunately the only thing that could happen is podium protests at the games and would not be shocked if they occur especially with the athletes that were on the list.

Andrew
Reply to  PFA
1 month ago

He’s washed anyways only performs in asian countries

Fix Canada's Breaststroke
Reply to  Andrew
1 month ago

I see that we’ve changed the narrative from “only performs in China” to “only performs in Asian countries”.

Sharkspeed
Reply to  Andrew
1 month ago

You are a proud racist, aren’t you?

Andrew
Reply to  Sharkspeed
1 month ago

His best swims are at Asian games and Tokyo but way to make it about race

JVW
Reply to  Sharkspeed
1 month ago

Only a very shallow and completely dishonest mind dismisses criticism by shouting “Racism!” You clearly can’t defend China’s long and sordid history of doping their state-sponsored athletes, so you deflect with this sort of nonsense.

Carlo
Reply to  PFA
1 month ago

Why didn’t you comment on the slower times at the chinese nationals?

Andrew
1 month ago

If Jimmy Guy has a million fans, then I am one of them.
If Jimmy Guy has ten fans, then I am one of them.
If Jimmy Guy has only one fan then that is me.
If Jimmy Guy has no fans, then that means I am no longer on earth.
If the world is against Jimmy Guy, then I am against the world.

LONG LIVE JIMMY GUY

Alan
Reply to  Andrew
1 month ago

Man, it is your personal choice in terms of who you want to worship.

But I really hope you are strong enough to bear the consequence of the PTSD if your delusion about James Guys turns out totally wrong.

Do not forget about the Lance Armstrong case and many other similar cases as well. Once upon a time, they were the heroes and worshipped by millions.

Stay rational!
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NoFastTwitch
Reply to  Andrew
1 month ago

Don’t worry, Andrew. Conor Dwyer is also a fan.

swammer
1 month ago

everyone with a TUE should have the information made public as there are rumors all the top British swimmers are given inhalers even if they don’t need them

Steve Nolan
Reply to  swammer
1 month ago

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Data on TUEs overall, I can maybe see as a possibility just academically. But individual TUE information shouldn’t and won’t ever be public.

Last edited 1 month ago by Steve Nolan
Can’t kick can’t pull
1 month ago

Andrew’s goat, the one and only James Guy

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