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  1. Zugzwang
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    02 Mar '19 01:38
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/01/world-no1-bridge-player-suspended-after-failing-a-drugs-test-geir-helgemo

    "World’s No 1 bridge player suspended after failing a drugs test
    Norway’s Geir Helgemo tests positive for testosterone."

    "After accepting he had breached anti-doping rules, Helgemo was
    suspended by the World Bridge Federation (WBF) until 20 November.
    He also had all titles, medals and points from the 2018 World Bridge Series revoked."
  2. Behind the scenes
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    02 Mar '19 03:52
    @duchess64 said
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/01/world-no1-bridge-player-suspended-after-failing-a-drugs-test-geir-helgemo

    "World’s No 1 bridge player suspended after failing a drugs test
    Norway’s Geir Helgemo tests positive for testosterone."

    "After accepting he had breached anti-doping rules, Helgemo was
    suspended by the World Bridge Federation (WBF) until 20 November.
    He also had all titles, medals and points from the 2018 World Bridge Series revoked."
    Testosterone makes one a better bridge player? I didn't know that.
  3. Zugzwang
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    02 Mar '19 05:25
    @mchill said
    Testosterone makes one a better bridge player? I didn't know that.
    There's a hypothesis that having more testosterone gives men an advantage over women in chess.
  4. Pacific Ocean
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    02 Mar '19 11:28
    Seriously, I'm off to the chemists - and here am I thinking it was for weight lifting or other physical sports!! No? Now that really is funny.... And yet sad, hey ho..
  5. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
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    02 Mar '19 15:01
    @Duchess64
    A hypothesis? Not verified? If so, then why wouldn't extra testosterone help out men V men?
  6. Zugzwang
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    02 Mar '19 20:16
    @duchess64 said
    There's a hypothesis that having more testosterone gives men an advantage over women in chess.
    I did NOT write that I believed that hypothesis. But I know that it exists.
    Some trolls here apparently object to my reporting of facts.
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