Cycling

IOC degradation

In yet another step down the road to mediocrity, the International Olympic Committee elects UCI President Pat McQuaid as a member. This is a man who, instead of working to protect the status of one of the premier cycling disciplines (the individual pursuit) as an Olympic event, instead opts to eliminate it in favor of […]

Cycling

Anti-doping Tests Flawed According to Study

Brief article at CanadianCyclist.com yesterday, pointed out by a Portland-based pal: Anti-doping Tests Flawed According to Study The current issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism contains a study by a Swedish team that concludes current standard anti-doping tests for steriods will not catch many athletes that used the banned substances, and will […]

Cycling

Yet another reason …

… to skip this year’s Olympics in Beijing. Beijing pollution risky for endurance athletes BEIJING (Reuters) – Endurance events at the Beijing Olympics could pose a health risk if they are staged on heavily polluted days, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday, although it was prepared to reschedule such events. Hein Verbruggen, chairman of […]

Current Events

Calls Mount for Olympic Ceremony Boycott

We all know that not only is this an election year, but it’s an Olympic year, with the 2008 Olympic Games being held in Beijing this upcoming August. With the recent crackdown by the Chinese government in Tibet, along with their ongoing support of the Sudanese government (which is contributing to the problems in Darfur), […]

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Landis to appeal split decision ruling : Bike Biz

Landis to appeal split decision ruling : Bike Biz The three-man panel appointed by the US Anti Doping Authority to sit on the Floyd Landis hearing handed down a 2 to 1 decision against Landis on September 20th. Both the majority decision and the dissent are available from the USADA website. Click on 2007. The […]

Cycling

More anti-doping bullshit

An open email to WADA and USADA: Jean-François Lamour, Vice President of WADA recently stated on the WADA website: “In 1987, a counter-analysis completely exonerated me and annulled the results of the A-sample that were performed by the Macolin laboratory in Switzerland. A laboratory that, following several similar errors harming other athletes, had its accreditation […]