USA Today's take on Doping


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USA Today's take on Doping

Postby Marlow » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:45 am

Front page of the paper today:

"Doping questions cloud Americans' view of Games"

Next to it is a pie chart results of a poll they ran.

22% say they suspicious whenever a Swimming WR is set.
35% say they are suspicious whenever a T&F WR is set.

:(

Obviously we need to hire Swimming's PR manager!

on page 2, a poll says Swimming has overtaken T&F as our favorite OG sport.

Another poll asks how many athletes are on PEDs and for T&F the opinion is that 13% say most or all are, while 74% say some or a few are.
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Postby Kevin Richardson » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:35 am

Notice that they are speaking specifically of Olympic sports, here. Interestingly, they did not include basketball. Not saying anything here, but just that it appears not to have been mentioned as a favorite sport candidate.
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Postby Dave » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:58 pm

What is the NBA position on doping? How has their enforcement been?
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Postby tandfman » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:32 pm

Kevin Richardson wrote:Notice that they are speaking specifically of Olympic sports, here. Interestingly, they did not include basketball.

Nor did they include baseball, which is currently an Olympic sport.
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Postby Kevin Richardson » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:33 am

The NBA position is similar to that of the NFL. "We don't have a problem, and we test to prove it." Of course, only small fish are caught in the nets, as the leagues could not afford to get the type of black eye we normally give ourselves by simply enforcing our rules. :roll:

How seriously can you take the NBA regarding enforcement of the drugs situation, when they so easily change their own rules (such as giving 5 steps without calling traveling)?
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Re: USA Today's take on Doping

Postby Mennisco » Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:45 am

Marlow wrote:Another poll asks how many athletes are on PEDs and for T&F the opinion is that 13% say most or all are, while 74% say some or a few are.


Geez, they're even dumber than they are when questioned on evolution!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby IFK_Vaxjo » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:25 am

" ordinary" people perspective on T&F is not far from the perspective on cycling now!

In Swedens biggest newspaper Aftonbladet a poll gave 60/40 for YES on the question: " Do you think anyone in the swedish T&F team for the olmypics is doped" after 38 000 votes. This with team of only 12 athletes and of the most developed testing nations around the globe! :cry:
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Postby EPelle » Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:14 am

. . . and one of the most difficult nations to live in if one has actually gotten caught.
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Postby Marlow » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:27 am

EPelle wrote:. . . and one of the most difficult nations to live in if one has actually gotten caught.

The point is: NO one (or nation) is immune. :(
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