Sunday, March 8, 2015

Surprised?

How many sports could this phrase be applied to?
“For a long time, the main focus of U.C.I. leadership was on the growth of the sport worldwide, and its priority was to protect the sport’s reputation; doping was perceived as a threat to this...the emphasis of U.C.I.’s antidoping policy was, therefore, to give the impression that U.C.I. was tough on doping rather than actually being good at antidoping.”

6 comments:

  1. Travis Tygart rips into UCI

    http://www.usada.org/tygartstatementcircreport/

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    1. Right, but Armstrong was a US athlete, competing for the US in the Olympics -- and his agency (USADA) was also responsible for testing.

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  2. According to bbc one of the main points from Circ Report:

    "The abuse of Therapeutic Use Exemptions, sick notes, is commonplace, with one rider saying 90% of these are used to boost performance"

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  3. Gotta love John Daly:
    http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/12458833/john-daly-calls-pga-tour-drug-testing-big-joke

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    1. Hilarious. So the PGA's response is that he needs to come into their facility for re-education so that he stops saying "factually incorrect statements." They should just print their anti-doping code in a Little Red Book, and have the players carry it around. Then, when asked about it by the press, they can just open the book and read it to make sure that no "factually incorrect statements" get out.

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  4. Cycling to introduce night-time testing, to combat 'micro-dosing' strategies....

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/cycling/31876468

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