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Cali Living by CBHine -- News about Hardy

Posted Friday, July 25, 2008, at 11:52 AM

The news that Jessica Hardy allegedly tested positive for a banned substance, has left many of us shook up here in Socal! Jessica is from Long Beach and we have watched her swim many times, she comes across as a wholesome, sweet, hard working young women. She's one swimmer I would never believe would do anything to cheat. She is known for her hard work ethic, but nothing is known or heard of any kind of drug use.

In case you are not sure what I'm talking about…….Hardy, qualified for the upcoming Olympics in the 50-meter freestyle and 100-meter breaststroke plus would be swimming on two relays. This is her first time to qualify but she has been groomed for this experience for many years.

She was tested at the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha last month, and a penalty for a doping offense can result in a two-year ban. Recently NBCOlympics.com said that both her A and B samples have come back positive and that the substance was believed to be a stimulant

It appears that she has two chances remaining of getting back on the team in time for the Games, which start next month. A favorable ruling in arbitration could put Hardy back on the team and the last resort would come from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Another issue….. Official Olympic entries had to be made by July 21 and it is too late to add a swimmer who is not already on the team, meaning Hardy cannot be replaced by the third-place finishers at the trials, Lara Jackson in the 50 freestyle and Tara Kirk in the 100 breaststroke.

I just believe that this time, the swimmer in question is innocent. Something strange has gone down here and I hope it can be found out and rectified quickly, before it's too late for Jessica Hardy.

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Whole lot of shak'n going on out there!

-- Posted by myheart on Tue, Jul 29, 2008, at 6:48 PM

MyHeart: Hey, thanks for asking. I am ok. Very shaken,still scared and sore. The first jolt knocked me down and I landed on my knees, so I have two skinned up knees. Shaking continued and made it difficult to stand up, so I crawled to a safe space. Scared the living day lights out of me, never witnessed anything like it!!!! We've had a lot of aftershocks, only a few we could actually feel,but I checked the quake center a few minutes ago, and we are rattling around here. I will tell you the truth, it was something that scared me more than any tornado back there!!!! No warning and no way of predicting what it will do....slow down quickly or pick up speed, this one picked up speed and had lots of jolts!! Very very loud too. First thoughts were that the garbage trucks who run on Tuesday and all hit the house at one time, then it got louder and louder.......whew! Prayed hard too.

-- Posted by cbhine on Tue, Jul 29, 2008, at 11:35 PM


Just think you grew up on the New Madrid Fault.

I am glad you are not seriously hurt. Some of my friends in SOCA were shook, but no major injuries. Lots of broken glass and one seriously destroyed shower door (long FUNNY story). I still would rather have shaking than the tornados.

Are the kids OK?

-- Posted by myheart on Wed, Jul 30, 2008, at 5:12 AM

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