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How do you fell about these news? (US Olympic doping)(8 posts)

How do you fell about these news? (US Olympic doping)tempeteOntheRoad
Apr 18, 2003 11:30 AM
DOCUMENTS purporting to show that a number of American athletes were allowed to compete in the Olympics after failing drug tests prove long-held suspicions of US drug cover-ups, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency said today.

Dr Wade Exum, the former USOC director for drug control from 1991 to 2000, released more than 30,000 pages of documents to Sports Illustrated and the Orange County Register.

He said they showed that athletes such as Carl Lewis and Mary Joe Fernandez tested positive but were allowed by the US Olympic Committee to compete anyway.

WADA head Dick Pound said the documents reinforce what some critics believed all along.

Not earth shattering...TJeanloz
Apr 18, 2003 11:35 AM
It's more sensationalist than anything else. All of the "cover ups" involved trace amounts of over-the-counter cold medicines that could be easily explained by inadvertant use. Should the athletes have known better? Yes. Is this a damning of USOC policy? Not really.
re: How do you fell about these news? (US Olympic doping)purplepaul
Apr 18, 2003 12:01 PM
IF this was the only time in Olympic history that this occurred, then it's deplorable. Why do I think that this goes on all the time with many countries' athletes? Now, I see no reason to have these doping rules if they're not enforced. But I also don't understand why a substance that everyone agrees will not enhance performance is screened for.
I always suspected Dorthy Hammel of roids.Spoiler
Apr 18, 2003 9:13 PM
The deep voice, the facial hair, and the gynecomastia, undeniable.
A stupid questionmickey-mac
Apr 18, 2003 9:16 PM
Is Dick Pound related to Dick Trickle? If not does Dick Pound lead to Dick Trickle?
How do you stop a Dick Trickle?Spoiler
Apr 19, 2003 7:21 AM
With a Dick Button.
The Cubs used to have a pitching coach namedRhodyRider
Apr 21, 2003 8:22 AM
Dick Pole. Throw him into this mix, too. Why not?!?
Speaking of Dicks,mickey-mac
Apr 21, 2003 12:14 PM
A guy I used to work with took the deposition of a fellow named Dick Weed. I would have had to resist the urge to take the entire deposition in my best Butt-Head voice. Heh-heh, are you really Dick Weed? Hey, Bevis, check it out, this guy's name is Dick Weed.