Quote of the Day
If enough of us make enough noise long enough and loud enough it’s possible to bring about change. The old saying “you can’t fight City Hall” is only true if you don’t try. You can fight City Hall. And you can win.(link)
The Independent Online discusses the credibility gap in sports today, with some particular reference to Landis.....
Superxtra observes that Congress gave USADA funding for another year, thanks to Ted Stevens and John McCain.
BikeBiz thinks media is warming to Landis, and starting to worry about unfairness at WADA.
ProCycling runs the UK interview from the weekend.
Comment from SFTwin points us to a "Speed Bump" cartoon.
FloydLandis.com talks about the David Witt Memorial event, Dec 17 (Sunday); Admission FREE to the public, donations encouraged to the firefighters fund; celebrity auction at the end.
Jason Sager has his own case, and he comments on Landis.
Rant digs into the politics of doping, and advocates writing people in Congress, with specific names and ways of going about it. While the timing isn't the best, it's best to start squeaking early rather than later.
VeloGal reads the second LAT article, and goes off again.
Spinopsys, in OZ, looks at the LAT article with an alternative eye:
Though reading the whole thing I’m not exactly sure what it proves. Sounds just like all the usual bogey men stories we’ve been hearing from all the usual quarters, with a lot of Americans apparently hard done by, so that must make WADA the bad guys. Whatever, I’ve made my point on this before.Much is made of the Marion Jones EPO positive/negative, but in reality the system worked and Jones was cleared (also Bernard Lagat), with the result that circumstances surrounding her “positive” are now being investigated, which sounds like due diligence to me, but people like to believe what they believe, so I’m sure this merry-go-round will continue to spin
PJ Is thrilled by LeMond continuing to weigh in, this time in the Times (UK) story we reported yesterday.
The Anabaptist (re)vision/news review ponders Mennonites and todays' culture..
Slowtwitch has an interesting story about rumours/leaks of positive tests at the Ironman.
WOMMA, the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (an oxymoron?) seems to like the wikipedia defense.
BeginnerTriathlete has a forum new to us, and has a not-very-knowledgable but polite discussion.