Thursday, March 20, 2008

Quotes from the Past, Part II

Because cycling is an Olympic sport, while the Olympics does very little for cycling, we are subject to WADA. The problem comes from the fact that mutually, cycling and the Olympics do very little for each other. Therefore it is the perfect whipping boy for Dick Pound who makes it clear that he cares very little about the reputation of the sport and because it is big enough to get publicity but not wealthy enough to make him go away, he makes it one of a few which he would destroy for his agenda. Furthermore to that end, he and WADA have no financial interest in the sport progressing, so why be reasonable, since the more positive tests they can produce (at any cost) the more credibility they gain. The sport needs to leave the Olympics if it will ever become self governed and make wise business decisions from every aspect, not doping alone.


5 comments:

hughw said...

Hmm. That would put Floyd on the side of ASO, and against UCI, the olympic movement's regulatory body for cycling. Strange bedfellows indeed.

jrdbutcher said...

hughw,
Is that you Judge Hue? I don’t think UCI was aligned with the “Olympic movement” at its inception, but gravitated there as a condition of cycling being an Olympic sport? Floyd saying that WADA (the venomous spawn of the IOC-my words) has picked a perfect whipping boy (UCI) to further its agenda does not mean he’s siding with ASO. There are, indeed, many strange bedfellows to be found. Floyd and ASO are unlikely to be a pair.

tbv@trustbut.com said...

HughW is not Bill Hue.

TBV

beeble said...
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jrdbutcher said...

thanks TbV. It looked like it could be some takeoff on on Hue william, but didn't sound like the good Judge. My bad.