The CyclingNews notes Pat McQuaid's disgust with Spanish cycling as he blasts the federation after the Olympic EPO positive of a Spanish female cyclist. McQuaid then goes into the "way back" machine to dredge up more OP criticism, and calls on WADA's John Fahey to go after the Spanish cycling federation.
The VeloNews has more comment from the UCI about the threat that cycling may be eliminated from the Olympics due to its record of doping violations. Maybe the IOC would also consider ridding the Olympics of track and field for the same reasons? Of course that will never happen no matter what, too much money, too much power in track.
Rant analyzes the Mayo decision noting the inconsistencies in the lab work, and the unfortunate testing pattern that may emerge from the case for the world's athletes:
Perhaps. But the precedent that’s been set is that a lab need only declare results inconclusive in order to keep testing, in the hopes of confirming their initial result. Sometimes that may be true. But it’s also a loophole that’s rife with the possibility of abuse. And, as has been noted recently, the more you test, the more likely it is that you’ll eventually get the result you want. If we’re going to allow multiple testing of the B sample by the anti-doping labs, shouldn’t the athletes also have a right to have the samples tested again and again. What if, in that circumstance, a contradictory result came up. Should the athlete then be acquitted of his/her doping violation?
Steroid Nation compiles a "list of infamy", those athletes banned from the Olympics this year for doping.
Medic Guide thinks Donald Berry is off base.
September 07: Hearing Award
October 07: Hue's Hearing Appraisal
November 07: Major document Release
January 08: Larry's Curb Your Anticipation
Wednesday, August 13, 2008