No Trump may have been involved

Meanwhile, this guy probably feels like he’s been clubbed in the heart:

The World Bridge Federation says the world’s No. 1 bridge player has been suspended after failing a drug test.

The federation said on its website Friday that Geir Helgemo, who is Norwegian but represents Monaco in bridge events, tested positive for synthetic testosterone and female fertility drug clomifene at a World Bridge Series event in Orlando, Florida last September.

After accepting he had breached anti-doping rules, Helgemo was suspended by the WBF until Nov. 20. He also had all titles, medals and points from the 2018 World Bridge Series revoked.

A bridge player, doping? How can this be?

Kari-Anne Opsal, president of the Norwegian Bridge Federation, said the drugs were “not performance enhancing.”

Oh. Well, that’s a relief.

3 comments »

  1. Chuck Pergiel »

    3 March 2019 · 8:32 am

    Since playing bridge seems to involve following a near infinite list of rules, this seems like a natural extension. Stupid, but natural.

  2. jsallison »

    3 March 2019 · 4:09 pm

    How would this have anything to do with his play? Mebbe it can help my online euchre play?

  3. fillyjonk »

    3 March 2019 · 8:32 pm

    The medication I’m on so I don’t blow out all the tiny blood vessels in my brain (and similar), I am told, would bar me from competition in archery, billiards, sport-shooting and a few other things. (It is also prescribed off-label for performers with stage fright)

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