http://tracking.si.com/2012/10/16/ni...?sct=obnetworkNike reportedly paid $500,000 to the former president of Union Cycliste Internationale, the governing body for sports cycling and international competitions, to cover-up one of Lance Armstrong’s positive drug tests, according to a report Tuesday from Michael O’Keefee of The New York Daily News.
Interesting but all it boils down to is a mechanic saying he heard something and nothing else
Where there's a raging inferno, there's fire.
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"I know a lot about the law and various other lawyerings."
Situational Hitting is Stupid
I never thought Pete Rose would have a rival for the most shameless person to continue to lie in spite of overwhelming evidence. How naive was I.
Over/under on 2017 for the come clean autobiography by Lance?
Now the question is ... who wasn't doping in cycling.
"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson
I think it's official that the 7 Tour titles have been officially stripped.
I wondering if this means there really hasn't been a Tour during the last couple decades if suspected enhanced riders are ineligible?
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
I think that's why they didn't give the wins to the 2nd place guys. Pretty much everyone in that era was doping.
Well, they can strip him of all his models, but they can never take away the fact that he walked on the moon
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
OK, seems the bicycle pros can stay ahead of testing. Does this mean:
(1) that all of the track-and-field athletes are doing the same? How about MLB and NFL players?
(2) the testing in bicycling has been a farce?
Something has to give here. Bicylce riders and their kin might be smarter than other sports, but they are not that smart (they can beat the testing and others cannot).
I have long believed that the NFL and MLB testing is a farce (hey, you will be tested in 3 months so make sure you clean it up!) and only the dumb fail. Hence, the reason many of these athletes get busted by the police with recreational drugs but never fail a league test (for PEDs or rec drugs). I can name three Bengals players that got busted by the authorities (Caldwell, Joseph and Henry), but never failed a league test. How did that happen?!?
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.