quote:That's what I'm saying. I mean every stage winner gets tested, evertime you sneeze you get tested. I believe that cycling is the most tested sport now, and they still continue to do it.
Originally posted by rpn453: [QUOTE]Originally posted by msparks: [qb] I just don't understand why they think they'll get away with it. It isn't baseball!
quote:I agree with this to a certain degree. They should have "freak show" leagues for those that want to drug themselves. I'd watch that occasionally in the same way I watch 5 minutes of WWF every couple of months. But for the sports I actually like to watch regularly, which is mostly just mixed martial arts right now, I wouldn't have any interest if the athletes were on drugs. I just can't respect any athlete or sport that uses "enhancements". I respect someone that goes through a lot of work to get where they are, not someone who's willing to abuse their bodies to get ahead of others.
Originally posted by Steve S: Way too much emphasis is placed on sports, So what if a baseball player or bike racer dopes himself up? What is sports other than entertainment?
Quote:Maybe Europeans at large have a pro-European base? Don't American's at large have a pro-American base? Also, doping accusation are made all the time and the accused are not only non-Euros. For example, Italian rider Ivan Basso was recently banned from riding, and there were dozens of European riders implicated in doping scandals. Doping knows no borders.
"Please remember that this sport is very cut throat and I wouldn't count out the chance of a conspiracy" A friend at work mentions that most of the folks involved in the accusation are European that have anti US bias. Of course Europeans used to dominate the Tour de France.
Quote:Imagine that! For the record, I think that even is he did dope, the proper rules and regulations set by the Anti-doping agency were not followed and the charges should be dismissed. Just as in a criminal trial, if the police don't play by the rules, the charges get tossed.
Maybe it is possible that he is not guilty?