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Wendy Houvenaghel: British Cycling had 'medal at any cost' culture - BBC Sport
British Cycling subsequently admitted it did not pay "sufficient care and attention" to the wellbeing of staff and athletes at the expense of winning medals, an approach Houvenaghel attested to in her BBC interview.
IOC  UCI  Olympics  Doping  British  Cycling  UK  well  being  mental  health  public  London  2012  Sport  business  of 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Nicole Cooke ‘sceptical’ of Bradley Wiggins and hits out at ‘sexist’ cycling | Sport | The Guardian
Her next words, though, were even more damning. “The chronological coincidence of the TUEs just before major events raises suspicions with me based on my experience of patterns and ways that I’ve seen other riders try and beat the system.”

Cooke was also fiercely critical of the efforts to tackle doping, saying that Ukad held a “chocolate sword” because of its lack of resources. But she also attacked the body for not doing enough to investigate wrongdoing. She said that several times she had gone to the authorities, including after being asked to dope by a team manager, yet been fobbed off.
Doping  Business  Of  Sport  IOC  Cycling  UCI  Olympics 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
No cover-up, pledges Coe, as new report on athletics doping threatens more pain | Sport | The Guardian
IAAF president says he understands gravity of the issue as senior figures say crisis engulfing sport is worse than Fifa scandal
IAAF  business  of  sport  Doping  corruption  bribery  FIFA  UCI  IOC  Olympics 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 4 - PM, Ex cyclist reveals how in 2009 the IAAF knew athletics was "riddled" with doping
After getting caught blood doping, former cyclist David Millar joined the World Anti Doping Agency. He told PM what he learnt back in 2009 about the scale of doping in athletics. ... IAAF and WADA knew about epidemic of doping.
WADA  USADA  Doping  IAAF  IOC  Olympics  business  of  sport  UCI 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Athletics doping crisis: Secret plan to delay naming Russian cheats - BBC Sport
A senior figure at athletics' world governing body was planning to delay naming Russian drug cheats in the run-up to the 2013 World Championships. The plan is outlined in an email from IAAF deputy general secretary Nick Davies to Papa Massata Diack. Diack, who worked as an IAAF marketing consultant at the time, is the son of former IAAF president Lamine Diack. Davies wrote he needed to "sit down" with the anti-doping team to discuss "Russian skeletons in the cupboard".
IAAF  Doping  business  of  sport  IOC  Olympics  Soccer  World  Cup  FIFA  UCI 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Video "Kostet Doping-Doku Russland das Olympia-Ticket?" | Zapp | ARD Mediathek
Investigativ-Journalist Hajo Seppelt hat mit seiner Doku "Geheimsache Doping" systematisches Doping in Russland belegt. //&! Reaktion auf Anti-Doping-Doku "einzigartig" - bit.ly/1Qkz9Jq - Die Doku von Hajo Seppelt über systematisches Doping in Russland könnte die Sperrung des Landes für Olympia zur Folge haben. Ein Coup, der auch zwei Whistleblowern zu verdanken ist. //&! Rest of report on doping in Russian athletics likely to be January - bit.ly/1N8ynLa &! Russian Athletics bannes. All-Russia Athletics Federation (Araf) choose not to contest sanction and will co-operate with IAAF in hope of being reinstated for Rio - bit.ly/1O84sCQ &! Dick Pound: Kenya’s doping problem should be major concern for athletics. [E]vidence of use of performance-enhancing drugs is ‘pretty clear’ - bit.ly/1WXcQin &! Sponsors hold the key to stopping corruption in sport, says Dick Pound - bit.ly/1MTdiX8 &! Dick Pound: ‘We will never end doping, despite our small victories’ - ind.pn/1Ho0MA1
IAAF  Rio  2016  Russia  IOC  Olympics  Doping  WADA  investigative  journalism  journalismus  journalism  USADA  Nationalism  business  of  sport  UCI  patriotism  Whistleblower  corporate  media  advertisement  marketing  corruption  bribery  Lance  Armstrong  FIFA  DFB  Soccer  World  Cup  Kenya  ethics  China  Sebastian  Coe  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  zombie  consumer 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Cram: We are all to blame for Russian doping
Former world champion Steve Cram believes all those involved in athletics are to blame for the doping scandal in the sport in Russia. A World Anti-Doping Agency commission report has accused Russia of running a “state-sponsored” doping programme. Russia has said it is “fully committed to the fight against doping in sport." Cram said: “We are all complicit, we are all to blame. We know what’s being going on.” //&! WADA report author: 'My sadness over report findings' - bbc.in/1WNvl3u - evidence of cheating, drug abuse, cover-ups and extortion throughout the sport in the country. //&! "Long road to redemption." Lord Coe: I’m determined to rebuild trust in athletics - bbc.in/1M1QCn6 //&! NIETZSCHE ON: The Superman - youtu.be/bxiKqA-u8y4 & Losers and Tragic Heroes - youtu.be/ip97YDkvbtY
WADA  Russia  Doping  Opfer  IOC  IAAF  UCI  corporate  scandal  Olympics  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  crony  capitalism  capitalism  Anti-Doping  Doping  China  FIFA  Soccer  World  Cup  business  of  sport  elite  sports  elite  athlete  DFB  corruption  bribery  profiteer  marketing  advertising  advertisement  Entertainment  Escapeism  trust  trustagent  distrust  Wertegesellschaft  sociology  celebrity  culture 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
New Sheriff in Irontown - Slowtwitch.com
https://youtu.be/bxNB4-7QNYA - CEO of IRONMAN, Andrew Messick. Slightly talk about new owner Wanda Group.
Ironman  China  Private  Equity  business  of  sport  UCI  Cycling  Olympics  soccer  World  Cup  IOC  Entertainment 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Lance Armstrong Oprah Confession Interview Reaction - YouTube
- believing in the unbelievable. feel good factor. storytelling. makes great headline. ... vs ... gullible. // Nadal Facial Expression - Body Language about Drugs - youtu.be/7Eps8Lx1ki4 // LieStrong - Lance Armstrong's Body Language Decoded - youtu.be/c96qIK5uwNg
Lance  Armstrong  lancearmstrong  doping  PED  Olympics  IOC  UCI  crony  capitalism  bribery  USADA  WADA  capitalism  Entertainment  Industry  elite  sports  elite  athlete  character  Entertainment  Sponsoring  Tennis 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Leaked IAAF doping files: Wada 'very alarmed' by allegations
The business of (elite) sport $$$ over legacy. Needs legislation as well as regulation of compensation because of (1) lost income & (2) lost business by sponsors. // "Wada [...] was "very disturbed by these new allegations... which will, once again, shake the foundation of clean athletes worldwide". The files belong to world governing body the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), but have been leaked by a whistle-blower. The Sunday Times and ARD/WRD used two of the world's "foremost anti-doping experts", scientists Robin Parisotto and Michael Ashenden, to review the data. [...] Athletes are increasingly using blood transfusions and EPO micro-doses to boost the red cell count. [...] the files show that athletics is now in the same "diabolical position" as cycling during the Lance Armstrong era. He said it was "a shameful betrayal of [the IAAF's] primary duty to police their sport ..." &! bit.ly/1hfAqnz &! bit.ly/1KLMWYw 'there are no amateur dopers at work'
WADA  USADA  elite  sports  elite  athlete  Anti-Doping  Anti-Doping-Gesetz  Doping  Opfer  Anti-Doping-Law  IAAF  corruption  bribery  IOC  FIFA  UEFA  DFB  NFL  NBA  NCAA  MBL  Soccer  World  Cup  Soccer  UCI  medical  advances  science  FINA  biological  passport  Thomas  Bach 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Re that double standard, Floyd Landis puts it... - The Science of Sport
https://screen.yahoo.com/floyd-landis-contador-coach-drug-110000919.html - // half way in: elite sports & entertainment factor of drama, winners and loosers - nobody wants it to be complicated, knowing all the factors that play in to what is happening, what happened, what is likely to happen.
Tour  de  France  TdF  doping  Floyd  Landis  Alberto  Contador  IOC  UCI  2014  Cycling  Entertainment  Industry  Entertainment  elite  sports  elite  athlete 
july 2014 by asterisk2a
Prozess im Eisschnelllauf: Claudia Pechstein will Schadenersatz - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Wir greifen den Internationalen Sportgerichtshof Cas als Institution an, wir halten ihn für kein geeignetes Schiedsgericht", sagt der Münchner Anwalt schon vor Prozessbeginn und schiebt damit die Angriffslinie nach vorn. Im Prozess will er ein Urteil erzwingen, das es Sportlern künftig ermöglichen soll, auch zivilrechtlich in ihren Ländern gegen ein Urteil des Cas vorzugehen. [...] In der Schweiz sei man "nicht gut aufgehoben, wenn man Gerechtigkeit will". Das sehe man ja daran, wie ungeschoren die der Korruption verdächtigen Herren des Weltfußballverbands Fifa davonkämen.
DFB  FIFA  ISU  Anti-Doping-Law  I.O.C.  Power  Play  Claudia  Pechstein  accountability  Sportgerichtsbarkeit  doping  transparency  Anti-Doping  genetics  DESG  corruption  UCI  Anti-Doping-Gesetz  Machtspiele  CAS  Machtgehabe  gene  doping  Court  of  Arbitration  for  Sport 
september 2013 by asterisk2a
Italien und der Umgang mit Doping-Sündern - sportschau.de
- Sachschaden feststellen und zivil wegen Betrug und Sachschaden verklagen. + http://www.sportschau.de/doping/audiowarumgibteskeinantidopinggesetz100.html NADA muss unabhaengig werden und mehr geld bekommen - von Internationaler Stakeholder Gesellschaft (Sponsoren, Verbaende (die TV rechte verkaufen), Laender). NADA hat conflict of interest - Deutscher Staat der finanziert und aber auch resultate will. Kein Verfolgungsinteresse nach Hinweisen/Tipps und auch gestandenen. + http://www.sportschau.de/fussball/audioschaenzerueberdopingimfussball100.html + http://www.sportschau.de/doping/audiovesperdopinggeneralverdachtnichtzulaessig100.html + http://www.sportschau.de/doping/audioarztberichtetueberdopingpraktiken100.html
Society  NADA  DFB  DLV  FIFA  DOSB  Anti-Doping-Law  cycling  Spain  I.O.C.  Soccer  accountability  Italy  Doping  transparency  Anti-Doping  Riccardo  Riccò  conflict  of  interest  Anti-Doping-Gesetz  UCI  Sport  Germany  WADA  governance 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Die Doping-Studie und ihre Folgen - sportschau.de
Systematisches Doping und Doping Forschung. Einige Koepfe sind immer noch aktiv und decken sich gegenseitig und die die ihre Rente geniessen. + http://www.sportschau.de/doping/dopingfreiburg100.html + http://www.dradio.de/dlf/sendungen/sport/2220271/ >> Privat muss man ueber das Zivilrecht gehen. Schadensersatzklagen. + http://www.sportschau.de/weitere/allgemein/zukunftdessports/interviewpound100.html Pound - "Der Sport wird bald in eine Krise geraten" [...] "Schwer zu sagen, was das Fass zum überlaufen bringen wird. Meine Vermutung ist, dass der Sport bald in eine Art Krise geraten wird. Ich denke, wenn die Sponsoren aussteigen, ist es vorbei." + http://www.sportschau.de/weitere/allgemein/zukunftdessports/zukunftdessports100.html + http://www.sportschau.de/doping/antidopinggesetz100.html + http://www.sportschau.de/doping/studiebach100.html
Society  DFB  DLV  Doping-System  West  moral  DOSB  FIFA  groupthink  Politics  Anti-Doping-Law  ethics  cycling  I.O.C.  accountability  doping  Thomas  Bach  transparency  Anti-Doping  Tour  de  France  Doping-System  Ost  Robert  Harting  TdF  UCI  reputation  Anti-Doping-Gesetz  hypocrisy  Sponsoring  morality  Pat  McQuaid  Group  behaviour  stakeholder  Marion  Jones  image  Willi  Daume  Mafia  Jan  Ullrich  corruption  lancearmstrong  Sport  Germany  governance 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Schweizer Radsport-Präsident Richard Chassot tritt zurück - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Richard Chassot hat sein Amt als Präsident des Schweizer Radsport-Verbandes abgegeben. Die Causa Pat McQuaid hat Swiss Cycling in Unruhe versetzt, Chassot beklagt einen Mangel an Vertrauen.
Anti-Doping  transparency  Tour  de  France  cycling  TdF  UCI  accountability  doping  Pat  McQuaid 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Doping-Jäger Travis Tygart im stern-Interview: "Der Fuchs passt auf die Hennen auf" - Sport | STERN.DE
"Deutschland braucht ein von Sportverbänden unabhängiges und eigenständiges System", sagte er in einem Interview mit dem stern. Denn Verbandsvertreter würden alles tun, um ihren Sport skandalfrei halten. "Es geht zum Beispiel überhaupt nicht, dass der Deutsche Fußball-Bund für die Tests in der Bundesliga mitverantwortlich ist", so Tygart. "Da passt der Fuchs auf die Hennen auf."
Society  NADA  DLV  Doping-System  West  DOSB  Politics  cycling  I.O.C.  Thomas  Bach  Olympics  Willi  Daume  bribery  conflict  of  interest  corruption  USADA  UCI  lancearmstrong  Sport  DTU  Germany  Pat  McQuaid  WADA  Travis  Tygart 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
▶ Spitzer: "Doping - ohne Rücksicht auf Gesundheit" - YouTube
In den 70ern und 80ern ist in der BRD offenbar ohne Rücksicht auf die Gesundheit gedopt worden. "Die Gefährlicheit der Anabolika ist nicht kommuniziert worden", sagt Sporthistoriker Giselher Spitzer. + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXqJ7ocXczg + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jutAzzXgTC8 + /watch?v=twNtAPOpiXk + /watch?v=3SPOFQ23d0Q "Wer einmal aussagt ist bei der Mafia durch."
NADA  DFB  moral  Doping-System  West  anti-doping  DOSB  Politics  ethics  I.O.C.  accountability  doping  Thomas  Bach  Olympics  history  Willi  Daume  transparency  USADA  UCI  hypocrisy  Sport  Germany  WADA  soccer 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Doping: Im Westen wie im Osten - YouTube
Jetzt scheint es amtlich: Auch der Westen hat im Kampf um Medaillen nicht sauber gespielt. In den 70er Jahren ist offenbar flächendeckend gedopt worden. Das Know How ist von der Uni Freiburg gekommen. "Duldung vom inneren." + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jutAzzXgTC8
DFB  Doping-System  West  DOSB  Politics  cycling  domestic  affairs  Franz  Beckenbauer  I.O.C.  Manfred  Ommer  doping  Thomas  Bach  Joseph  Keul  Willi  Daume  Doping-System  Ost  UCI  hypocrisy  Sport  Germany  EPO  soccer 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
"Er hat sich völlig offenbart" - Über eine Doping-Beichte Jan Ullrichs die nie | Sport | Deutschlandfunk
Im Jahr 2007 hat Jan Ullrich Günter Wallraff umfassend Rede und Antwort gestanden: Über ein System Radsport, in dem Doping selbstverständlich war. Doch kurz vor der Veröffentlichung zog Ullrich seine Aussagen zurück. "Hätte er das damals offengelegt, wäre er ein Sympathieträger geworden", glaubt Günter Wallraff. >> "Ich habe nie betrogen." "Fussabll war auch ein Thema."
DFB  DOSB  anti-doping  cycling  Jan  Ullrich  UCI  I.O.C.  lancearmstrong  doping  soccer 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
ZDF-Sportstudio: Beckenbauer spricht über Vitaminspritzen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Leistungsdruck in der Gesellschaft = Sport. "Doping in Deutschland seit 1950 bis heute" auch der Fußball und vor allem die Nationalmannschaft von 1966 steht unter Verdacht. +>> http://www.spiegel.de/sport/fussball/nach-nada-einigung-pharmakologe-kritisiert-doping-politik-des-dfb-a-915878.html "DFB geht nicht nach vorn gegen Doping. Fussball ist auch ein Grauer Sport." + >> http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/kanaluebersicht/aktuellste/492#/beitrag/video/1961724/Einladung-war-wie-eine-Heiligsprechung >> wenn im Radsport und der Leichtathletik das Doping gang und gebe gewesen ist. Wie kann es denn sein das das nicht im Fussball so gewesen ist. Wo doch auch noch mehr Geld zu verdienen war und ist. + >> http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/kanaluebersicht/aktuellste/492#/beitrag/video/1961736/Doping:-Welchen-Sport-wollen-wir? Mehr als Sport Sperren sind noetig. Strafrechtlich. + >> http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/kanaluebersicht/aktuellste/492#/beitrag/video/1961734/Doping:-Medaillen-um-jeden-Preis
DFB  moral  biological  passport  DOSB  anti-doping  FIFA  ethics  Franz  Beckenbauer  I.O.C.  accountability  doping  Thomas  Bach  Tour  de  France  TdF  UCI  morality  soccer  NADA  society  Pep  Guardiola  Sport  Germany  WADA  DOFB  governance 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Ein skeptischer Blick in die Zukunft | WAZ.de
(+ http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-13680210.html ) // + /watch?v=L2FOCB0cF6c // + http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/1958660/ // + http://www.handelsblatt.com/sportpolitik-doping-manfred-ommer-inhalt-hat-mich-nicht-ueberrascht/8601228.html // Und deshalb mischt sich die 32-Jährige auch in die Diskussion über die Studie „Doping in Deutschland von 1950 bis heute“ ein. „Es wird doch wieder nur um den heißen Brei herum geredet“, sagt Mockenhaupt. Sie fordert: „Die Namen müssen alle genannt werden.“ Mockenhaupt lässt auch das Argument nicht gelten, Vergangenes helfe beim Blick nach vorne nicht weiter. „Im Sinne der Gerechtigkeit und einer sauberen Zukunft muss alles aufgeklärt werden“, sagt sie. „Im Osten haben sie damals die Namen auch auffliegen lassen.“
DFB  anti-doping  DOSB  FIFA  Politics  I.O.C.  Power  Play  accountability  doping  Thomas  Bach  Olympics  transparency  UCI  Machtspiele  Germany  soccer 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Lügenforscher Klaus Fiedler über Zabels Dopingbeichte - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Fiedler: Aber nur so funktioniert unsere Gesellschaft. Das moderne Transparenzdenken ist mutig und gut, aber sicher nicht immer dem zwischenmenschlichen Frieden zuträglich. Schauen Sie sich doch Edward Snowden an, der sich getraut hat, dunkle Geheimnisse nach außen zu tragen. Er wird gejagt. [...] Ich glaube, man solte das Verhalten der Sportler im Umgang mit der Wahrheit vor allem strategisch verstehen. Natürlich geht es bei diesen Strategien um die eigene Existenz, oft um viel Geld. [...] Armstrong hat meiner Meinung nach im Januar nicht alles gestanden, weil ihm danach war, sondern weil es um Millionenbeträge ging und seine Berater und Anwälte mit ihm und allen Beteiligten diese Strategie ausgeheckt hatten. Die Menschen im Hintergrund geben die kommunizierte Wahrheit viel öfter vor, als wir denken. [...] + http://www.samharris.org/lying
moral  anti-doping  Team  Sky  cycling  ethics  I.O.C.  Eufemiano  Fuentes  moral  dilemma  doping  transparency  Operation  Puerto  Tour  de  France  TdF  UCI  morality  ethic  lying  Weltschmerz  society  Team  Telekom  sport  Jan  Ullrich  Fuentes  book  lancearmstrong  Erik  Zabel  lie  culture  governance 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Radsport : Ullrich und Zabel stehen auf Epo-Dopingliste - Nachrichten Sport - DIE WELT
+ http://inrng.com/2013/07/the-french-senate-test/#more-16319 >> Next, this isn’t an anti-doping event. Despite Pat McQuaid’s confused statements over Marco Pantani, the UCI cannot look into the matter because WADA’s eight year statute of limitations has passed and even if that rule didn’t exist, these samples tested for EPO don’t have the customary seals and A+B samples. There’s no doubt that EPO use can demonstrated here but not to the standard to achieve a doping conviction. [...] But all the same when the report is out tomorrow, count the number of pages related to the 1998 Tour de France and divide this by the total number of pages in the report. Armed with this percentage, see what proportion of airtime and column inches get dedicated to cleaning up sport compared to reviving the past. It’s a small test to see whether we’re interested in fixing things or not. + http://www.spiegel.de/sport/sonst/ullrich-und-zabel-auf-der-liste-der-dopingsuender-der-tour-1998-a-912919.html
NADA  anti-doping  Jan  Ullrich  Tour  de  France  cycling  TdF  UCI  USADA  Erik  Zabel  doping  WADA  Travis  Tygart 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Can we Trust the Peloton? | Biking Fitness Plans and Advice | OutsideOnline.com
Overall, the data suggests that the performances on AX3 fell within a range that could be expected for a relatively clean peloton with the exception of Froome. His performance on AX3 is clearly flagged as an outlier and warrants healthy rationale skepticism. Going forward, the progression of his performance should be closely followed over the rest of the Tour.
NADA  anti-doping  Team  Sky  Tour  de  France  cycling  USADA  UCI  TdF  Chris  Froome  WADA  doping 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Systemfrage beim Anti-Doping Kampf, Dr. Perikles Simon
Dr. Perikles Simon stellt die Glaubwürdigkeit im Anti-Doping-Kampf in Frage. System wird in frage gestellt - bekaempfung doping nur weils mal muss und hin und wieder gut aussieht. nicht weil man es weg haben will. >> http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek#/beitrag/video/1947016/Perikles-Simon:-IAAF-h%C3%A4lt-Daten-zur%C3%BCck >> http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/1947016/
NADA  DFB  FIFA  anti-doping  USADA  UCI  I.O.C.  doping  WADA  IAAF 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
The Dark Side > Micheal Rasmussen interviewed during the Sibiu Tour
Doping for a decade under the nose of WADA. With a little help of UCI. Lance Armstrong life-time ban would have never happened if it weren't for the USADA. Period. + > https://soundcloud.com/velorooms/michael-rasmussen-interviewed
NADA  FIFA  anti-doping  society  Spain  cycling  sports  sport  Soccer  Eufemiano  Fuentes  doping  Operation  Puerto  Tour  de  France  Fuentes  UCI  USADA  TdF  lancearmstrong  Michael  Rasmussen  WADA  Travis  Tygart  culture  EPO 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Cycling must be whiter than white to avoid yellow stain of suspicion | Sean Ingle | Sport | The Guardian
VO2max of 88ml/kg/min [...] But scientists are forced to play guessing games because teams guard their race data so closely. According to Team Sky's manager, Sir Dave Brailsford, this is because there are "very few people who can properly interpret and understand it. All you're going to do is create a lot of noise for people who are pseudo-scientists." That may be true. But you can understand how those who could put the numbers into context might find his remarks patronising. And the noise he mentions may yet grow into a deeper howl – especially given the recent comments of Tim Kerrison, the head of performance at Team Sky, that "riders, before too long, will surpass performances in the doping era". [Olympic Record in Athletics when Doping was rampant - are still out of reach.]
anti-doping  Team  Sky  UCI  British  Cycling  Chris  Froome  doping  Tour  De  France 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Pat McQuaid - Wie bei Sepp Blatter und der Fifa - Sport - Süddeutsche.de
Pat McQuaid strebt eine dritte Amtszeit als Präsident des Radweltverbandes an. Dies muss ein schlechter Scherz sein. Zum Vorwurf, die UCI habe Armstromgs Dopingsystem gedeckt, fällt ihm nicht viel ein. Vielmehr sieht McQuaid "eine strahlende Zukunft" für seinen Sport. >> UCI did in-house doping controls etc. clear conflict of interest. still. if it were true - IOC has got to remove road cycling from RIO 2016.
Society  Culture  FIFA  anti-doping  sports  I.O.C.  sport  Power  Play  Corruption  accountability  Sepp  Blatter  doping  Thomas  Bach  Olympics  transparency  conflict  of  interest  Tour  de  France  UCI  Machtspiele  lancearmstrong  Machtgehabe  Pat  McQuaid 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Doping im Fußball: Lügt Armstrong wieder? - Nachrichten Print - DIE WELT - Sport - DIE WELT
Auch der Fußball hat Dreck am Stecken, jedenfalls die Spanier. >> + Pep Guardiola kontak zu Fuentes und Doping geschichte. http://sport10.at/home/inside/thomashaider/1422906/Die-Doppelmoral - selbst Eneko Llanos hatte mal auf Twitter berichtet das die Spanischen behoerden sehr lax seien. - photo gepostet auf blog - + >> http://www.fr-online.de/marathon-und-triathlon/ironman-frankfurt---kommentar-zweifelhaft,1473466,23606520.html + >> Von der Epo-Epoche zur Aicar-Ära? http://www.dradio.de/dlf/sendungen/sport/2152962/
Ironman  FC  Valencia  moral  anti-doping  Epo  Spain  Soccer  FC  Barcelona  Eufemiano  Fuentes  Sports  doping  Aicar  Alberto  Contador  Cycling  Operation  Puerto  Pep  Guardiola  Jan  Ullrich  UCI  Fuentes  GW1516  lancearmstrong  Sport  WADA 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Radsport: Warum die Tour de France faszinierend bleibt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Weil der Radsport faszinierend ist und bleibt, trotz allem. Weil er ein Sport ist, der von seinen Protagonisten verlangt, an die körperlichen und menschlichen Grenzen zu gehen. Weil die Tour de France das härteste und wichtigste Radrennen und eine der größten Sportveranstaltungen der Welt ist. Die Tour ist ein Mythos. Ein bröckelnder Mythos zwar, aber ein Mythos.
Society  Ironman  Culture  anti-doping  Rehabilitation  Sports  doping  Cycling  Tour  de  France  UCI  Triathlon  lancearmstrong  Sport 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Radsport: Was sich nach Lance Armstrong im Doping-Kampf getan hat - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Wenn dem Radsport der komplette Umbruch gelingen will, dann müssen auch im Weltverband unverbrauchte Leute in entscheidende Positionen kommen. Dass überhaupt so viel in Bewegung gekommen ist, war im Oktober 2012 aber nicht zu erwarten.
anti-doping  cycling  UCI  doping 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
JAN ULLRICH - Das graue Schaf
Betrügerische System von allen Beteiligten um des Erfolgs willen gestützt wurde, ist kaum von der Hand zu weisen [...] das gnadenlose System des Profiradsports, in dem alle verbotene Substanzen nehmen, in dem alle einander betrügen und deshalb keiner sich als Betrüger sieht, sondern nur als Wahrer seiner Chancengleichheit. Den Blick auf den Radsport wollte er verändern; [...] "Ich habe niemanden betrogen, weil alle Betrüger waren." [...] Auch Sponsoren, Medien und nicht zuletzt die Zuschauer seien Teil des Systems: Die ungeheuerlichen Leistungen, die sie verlangten, seien ohne Hilfsmittel nicht zu erbringen. [...] Bei den Profis werde man allerdings von Verbandsärzten und Trainern, auch von Kollegen, nach und nach an Hilfsmittel herangeführt. >> Difference to Triathlon / Ironman :: Die Zielliene ist das Ziel. Nicht als erster an zu kommen. Due to broad participation.
journalism  Ironman  anti-doping  society  Spain  cycling  sports  sport  Eufemiano  Fuentes  doping  Olympics  journalismus  Operation  Puerto  Jan  Ullrich  UCI  Triathlon  lancearmstrong  elite  sports  culture 
june 2013 by asterisk2a
Einziger deutscher Tour-de-France-Sieger: Jan Ullrich gibt erstmals Blut-Doping bei Fuentes zu - Doping - FOCUS Online - Nachrichten
Der frühere Profi-Radrennfahrer und einzige deutsche Tour-de-France-Sieger Jan Ullrich hat erstmals zugegeben, mit Hilfe des spanischen Doping-Arztes Eufemiano Fuentes gedopt zu haben. „Ja, ich habe Fuentes-Behandlungen in Anspruch genommen“, sagte der 39-Jährige in einem Interview mit FOCUS.
anti-doping  Operation  Puerto  cycling  UCI  Fuentes  doping 
june 2013 by asterisk2a
UCI's public relations job retards its anti-doping function' – cycling inquiry | Sport | The Guardian
"The interest the UCI has in a good image for cycling has possibly been a delaying factor in development of anti-doping policy," - because of the conflict of interest. UCI looked over the issue of doping while the sport became more and more popular with the rise&domination of Lance Armstong.
anti-doping  bicycling  cycling  USADA  UCI  lancearmstrong  WADA  doping 
june 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Lance Armstrong: US government to sue disgraced cyclist
+ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/21523597 - Lance Armstrong has said he will not agree to be interviewed under oath by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
UCI  USADA  lancearmstrong  WADA 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
Lance Armstrong Refuses to Meet With U.S. Antidoping Agency - NYTimes.com
Armstrong asked for two week extension to meet with USADA and at deadline turns down and criticizes them. could've done that 2 weeks ago when the first deadline from USADA was passed. Deadline by USADA for LA - that if he would speak out, his lifetime ban could be reduced. >> He still tries to protect himself and others (ie UCI). Because it could come even worse - that the UCI truly did enable riders to dope and pass doping tests. Which would be a huge downfall for the UCI (old boys only club), and with it cycling - as the IOC sees itself forced to act and remove it temporarily from the Olympic program for at least 1 event (Rio). This would be much bigger than LA. As this case would be about corruption and moral failure in highest order - a gov body of sports.
IOC  UCI  USADA  I.O.C.  lancearmstrong  WADA 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
UCI Releases Armstrong Data In Attempt To Refute Ashenden's Doping Claims | Cyclingnews.com
The UCI has reacted to Michael Ashenden’s assertion that he had not seen Lance Armstrong’s blood profile during his time on the Biological Passport panel by revealing previously unpublished material pointing to the contrary. The UCI has stated that Ashenden, who quit the passport panel last year, studied Armstrong’s anonymous data before the 2009 Giro d’Italia, and reported the profile as ‘normal’. However Ashenden, who claimed not to have seen Armstrong’s data, has always asserted that the American doped during the Tour de France, a period in which it’s unclear whether his data was studied by Ashenden. > the whole thing points towards UCI, which did (or did not) collude with LA doping practices. biological passport controls were and is in the hands of the UCI - that has to change. has to be handed over to independent anti-doping agency like WADA > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_passport >> needs to be introduces at all levels. See Myostatin Blocker - China research.
blood  doping  biological  passport  anti-doping  UCI  lancearmstrong  gene  doping  doping 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Lance Armstrong agrees to 'help clean up cycling'
USADA giving LA 2 more weeks beyond set deadline of 6th of Feb. > LA still trying to influence the outcome, still trying to mitigate damage in general and collateral damage. LA still LA. --- "We understand that he does want to be part of the solution and assist in the effort to clean up the sport," said Usada chief executive Travis Tygart. "We have agreed to his request for an additional two weeks to work on details to hopefully allow for this to happen." >> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21333899 >> http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/21359550 >> Firm sues LA, Firm said serveral weeks ago that they aim to settle with LA out of court. Obviously they can't agree on a settlement and or LA is blocking, not wanting to give more than he needs to.
anti-doping  cycling  UCI  USADA  lancearmstrong  doping  WADA 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Cycling could be dropped from Olympics, says IOC member
Cycling could be dropped from the Olympics if Lance Armstrong implicates the sport's governing body in a cover-up, says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound. Pound, a former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), said: "The only way it (cycling) is going to clean up is if all these people say 'hey, we're no longer in the Olympics and that's where we want to be, so let's earn our way back into it. "The IOC would have to deal with it. The (UCI) is not known for its strong actions to anti-doping. "It was the same in weightlifting a few years ago. All of a sudden when you get right up against it things go fuzzy and they say, 'well, we can't punish innocent athletes in these sports by dropping the sport from the programme'."
anti-doping  cycling  UCI  IOC  I.O.C.  lancearmstrong  doping 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Spain's Operacion Puerto to inflict more embarrassment on cycling
the fact so many were able to get away with cheating speaks volumes of an ambivalence towards doping

[...]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operaci%C3%B3n_Puerto_doping_case

When asked by Le Monde journalist Stephane Mandard on Monday if he was going to "tell all", Fuentes said: "I don't intend to name any of my clients. For me, that's the past." [...]

"I do not want to be a hero or a martyr. This is a huge hypocrisy," Fuentes told Mandard. There are many of his compatriots who will be delighted he feels that way.
BALCO  Operation  Puerto  anti-doping  cycling  Fuentes  UCI  lancearmstrong  doping 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
Lance Armstrong Exclusive Interview | Cyclingnews.com
CN: Would you hope that your ban was reduced if you testified to WADA?

Armstrong: That's irrelevant. What is relevant is that everyone is treated equally and fairly. We all made the mess, let's all fix the mess, and let's all be punished equally.

CN: Why WADA and not USADA?

Armstrong: No brainer. This is a global sport not an American one. One thing I'd add - the UCI has no place at the table.

CN: It's pretty clear to anyone with a brain that the UCI played the game and knew the score, yet Pat McQuaid said you had no place in cycling. How did that make you feel? What do you think of the UCI?

Armstrong: Pat is just in constant CYA (Cover Your Ass) mode. Pathetic.

CN: How much is the current level of hypocrisy a frustration for you?

Armstrong: Of course it's frustrating but it's cycling so it's not surprising.

CN: Do you feel like you're the fall guy for an entire sport/system?

Armstrong: Actually, yes I do. But I understand why. We all make the beds we sleep in.
cycling  UCI  lancearmstrong  doping 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
Late Late Show - David Walsh and Emma O'Reilly (25/1/13) - YouTube
LA is not sincere. LA not interested in helping up cycling. Not willing to expose his compatriots.
---
David Walsh Busting Lance Armstrong On talkSPORT # http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiLeRengPPA # Walsh talks about how journalists looked over the issue of doping, if not even complicit in systematic doping culture of cycling. # http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LudajyyhX9g # http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRhCGMV6CkI # Lance Armstrong: After the Apology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQDmX5nVbVw :: If UCI is implicated in doping culture, were complicit etc. then IOC will be forced to remove at least road cycling from the Olympics for at least on cycle. # Floyd Landis - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrREyjqXpyo # http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnPttjysfA4 # >> Peddlers Cycling's Dirty Truth BBC Audio Magazine on the Lance Armstrong Doping Schemes 10 15 12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=290NJlfoDaY
journalism  anti-doping  cycling  IOC  UCI  I.O.C.  lancearmstrong  doping  EPO  investigative  journalism 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Triathlon-Szene.de | Das Portal fuer Triathlon Training: Vom Volkstriathlon bis zum Ironman. - Hawaii 2012: Was vom Tage übrig bleibt
Armstrong war keiner, der durch das von ihm betriebene Doping Waffengleichheit mit der ebenfalls dopenden Konkurrenz herstellte. Sondern er nutzte die sich ihm bietenden Möglichkeiten zum Betrug, um sich einen Vorteil zu verschaffen gegenüber all jenen, die weniger weit zu gehen bereit oder in der Lage waren.

Dieses Vorteils, dem Kampf mit ungleichen Waffen zu seinen Gunsten, war er sich stets sicher. Wie sonst hätte er ernsthaft glauben können, nach zweijähriger Auszeit, weit jenseits des Höchstleistungsalters, es wieder mit den Besten bei der Tour de France aufnehmen zu können? Wie sonst hatte er sich in einem Duell mit den weltbesten Triathleten Siegchancen ausrechnen können?

With Triathlon: Armstrong wollte der Welt zeigen, dass er der größte ist.

http://www.triathlon-szene.de/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1103&Itemid=20
anti-doping  cycling  USADA  triathlon  UCI  lancearmstrong  WADA  doping  culture 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Exclusive – Obree says UCI not fit for purpose | We Are Free Agents
As someone who had his own share of battles with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Graeme Obree is well-placed to judge the effectiveness of an organisation currently defending themselves against accusations of at best incompetence, and at worst being complicit in systemic doping in professional cycling.

“I don’t think the UCI are a fit body to be running the sport. The UCI is an autocratic, old boys’ network all the way through the levels of the pyramid. I think there’s no way of repairing that organisation.”

> the whole shabang points that LA and UCI are covering each ones back. UCI was and still is at least looking over the issue of doping culture in cycling. at worst it was complicit and helped cover-up the tracks of positive samples and other evidence.
> IOC has every reason to suspend (road) cycling from the olympic program for at least one cycle because UCI isn't willing to clean the sport and itself.
> next up, Weightlifting, and other Sports
anti-doping  cycling  IOC  USADA  UCI  I.O.C.  lancearmstrong  WADA  doping 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Armstrong: Amnesty the only way to save cycling
“As much as I’m in the eye of the storm, this is not about one man, one team, one director. This is about cycling and to be frank it’s about ALL endurance sports. Publicly lynching one man and his team will not solve this problem.”
> Armstrong is covering his buddies. Armstrong isn't honest about being sorry. He is sorry that he got caught. Tygart from USADA, USADA were the one agency that brought LA to justice. Not UCI, not WADA. Anything forward without USADA is half-measures. Isn't worth anything.
-
http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/12/news/usada-investigates-as-crawford-denies-new-accusation_269383
- http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/01/news/uci-disbands-independent-review-commission_272944
- http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/01/news/truth-and-reconciliation-todays-pros-wonder-when-enough-will-be-enough_272757

> amnesty program under the helm of UCI, isn't public, isn't transparent, isn't accountable, won't remove the people - all people - involved.
Cycling  anti-doping  USADA  UCI  lancearmstrong  doping  WADA 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Travis Tygart tells ’60 Minutes’ that Lance Armstrong is still lying
Asked about Armstrong’s denial of allegations that the UCI had covered up a 2001 positive drug test at the Tour of Switzerland, Tygart said evidence gathered by USADA indicates otherwise.
“I think [UCI’s] involvement was a lot deeper in him pulling off this heist than he was willing to admit to,”
>> UCI looks more and more in one boat with Armstrong.
- http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57565703/is-lance-armstrong-still-lying/
- http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-57565884-10391709/did-60-minutes-help-create-the-myth-of-lance/
- Travis Tygart of USADA considered a hero, the man that kept pushing and caused the fall of Lance Armstrong
---
http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/01/news/must-read-armstrong-unlikely-to-talk-with-usada_272762
Lance Armstrong’s lawyers say the cyclist will talk more about drug use in the sport, just likely not to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency ...
- http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50139832n LA is not willing to help clean up the sport
-
anti-doping  cycling  UCI  USADA  lancearmstrong  WADA  doping 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
"Arrogant" and "deceitful" - WADA's damning verdict on the UCI | road.cc | Road cycling news, Bike reviews, Commuting, Leisure riding, Sportives and more
World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey has branded the UCI as “arrogant” and “deceitful” in a strongly worded statement issued this afternoon in response to world cycling’s governing body’s announcement yesterday that it has scrapped the Independent Commission it had ordered to examine its own role in the Lance Armstrong scandal.

http://playtrue.wada-ama.org/news/statement-from-wada-president-john-fahey-in-response-to-uci-press-release-of-january-28-2013/

> UCI not doing its job to clean up the sport it governs. IOC should warn UCI and threaten to scrap cycling from Olympic program till further notice

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/21240211
http://road.cc/content/news/74895-uci-publishes-private-correspondence-between-pat-mcquaid-and-wada-president-john
anti-doping  cycling  USADA  IOC  UCI  I.O.C.  lancearmstrong  doping  WADA 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Lance Armstrong 'still lying', says anti-doping expert
"Whether you call those results his biological passport or not is just semantics - his blood values during the 2009 Tour were consistent with having received blood transfusions," said Ashenden, who resigned from the UCI's expert group on biological passports last year because he refused to sign an agreement that would have prevented him from talking publicly about doping for eight years.

... UCI trying to silence internal doping experts !? oh oh.
... hints that UCI was complicit with doping culture in its sport.
biological  passport  anti-doping  cycling  UCI  lancearmstrong  doping 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Radsport: Ex-Usada-Chef bezichtigt Armstrong der Lüge - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Der Gegenwind für Lance Armstrong wird immer heftiger: Der ehemalige Usada-Chef Terry Madden warf dem Ex-Radprofi erneut vor, dem Verband eine Spende angeboten zu haben. Armstrong hatte dies bei seiner TV-Dopingbeichte bestritten.

Bereits nach der Ausstrahlung des ersten Teils hatte John Fahey, Chef der Welt-Antidoping-Agentur (Wada) Armstrong vorgeworfen, weiterhin die Wahrheit zu verschleiern.

Der gefallene Rad-Profi hatte im Gespräch mit Winfrey bestritten, auch bei seinem Comeback 2009 gedopt zu haben. Laut Fahey ist die Usada jedoch im Besitz eindeutiger Blutproben Armstrongs, die "mit absoluter Sicherheit" zeigten, dass er auch bei seiner Rückkehr in den Profisport mit verbotenen Substanzen nachgeholfen habe.
publicrelations  anti-doping  PR  cycling  triathlon  UCI  USADA  lancearmstrong  doping  WADA 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Lance Armstrong's apology questioned by Wada president
John Fahey believes Armstrong ducked key issues relating to his cheating in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Both Fahey and the United States Anti-Doping Authority (Usada) want the disgraced cyclist to explain the full extent of his doping "under oath".
"That is his way forward if he is serious," Fahey told the BBC.
"Don't go on a show with a woman who will give benign questions, lead you to the answers and not follow up when you don't answer properly.
"But is he going to do it? Probably not. If he was prepared to do it, he probably wouldn't go down the Oprah Winfrey route in the first place."

> because he could (if not even would - with certainty) face criminal and civil charges with potential prison time and financial ruin. he again put himself first. trying to control this whole downfall.
anti-doping  cycling  UCI  USADA  lancearmstrong  doping  WADA 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Mac Engel on Bryan Houston's Sports Radio Live 1 18 13 - YouTube
USA loves comebacks, loves heroes, loves a great story, ...
loves drama, loves celebrities ...
the public may make peace with it

- but triathlon and cycling community as a whole? very questionable. him participating in triathlon would be very very very controversial with the triathlon community.

+ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXsb4YuTlE4
from minute 11:00 - 11:10

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The Opie & Anthony Show 1-18-2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNA7Yy5CPbA
- talking early on about Lance.
'Lance doesn't like that people take his bike away from him. So the boy cries his eyes out, not literally, more like metaphorically - dishing some stuff out.'
triathlon  USADA  UCI  lancearmstrong  WADA 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Armstrong critic Paul Kimmage puts the boot into Oprah for ‘soft’ interview - Other Sports, Sport - Independent.ie
"When he mentioned shady dealings with the UCI, the logical follow-up question is to ask about those shady dealings.

"Instead it was all very cosy and she let him off the hook."

Kimmage said he was left with the feeling that Armstrong had little or no contrition for what he had done.

He added: "It was obvious that this guy had just one regret and that was that he was caught. He doesn't give a damn about anyone except Lance Armstrong.

"If he really wants to help the sport he needs to present himself at (United States Anti-Doping Agency chief executive) Travis Tygart's door and give a full account of what he did and who helped him.

"That's the only way he can do the sport any service now and repair the damage he has done."
USADA  UCI  lancearmstrong  doping  WADA 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Harrington praises courage of cycling journalists | Irish Examiner
"Two of the more prominent Irish journalists (David Walsh and Paul Kimmage) have been telling us for the last 10 years that it wasn’t possible Armstrong could achieve what he achieved without using drugs.

"Any trainer would tell you the same thing, as well. That’s why I never read his book. So I’m not dismayed or disappointed as there’s been no fairytale for me for the last 10 years.

"What has impressed me is that there are journalists out there prepared to stick by their convictions and make huge sacrifices to follow the story.
journalism  UCI  sports  sport  lancearmstrong  doping  investigative  journalism 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Kimmage puts boot in to Oprah | Irish Examiner
“If he really wants to help the sport he needs to present himself at (United States Anti-Doping Agency chief executive) Travis Tygart’s door and give a full account of what he did and who helped him.

“That’s the only way he can do the sport any service now and repair the damage he has done.”
UCI  lancearmstrong 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Inside Story - Is drug-free competitive cycling possible? - YouTube
Sport carries now role models. Entire nations. Generations.
Thus these Athletes carry a huge burden time and time again.
cycling  UCI  sports  sport  lancearmstrong  doping  EPO 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Fall Armstrong: Dopingexperte Franke zweifelt an Geständnis - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Nach Ansicht von Dopingexperte Werner Franke hat das TV-Geständnis von Lance Armstrong nichts mit Einsicht zu tun. Der ehemalige Radstar wolle damit nur eine Aussage vor der Grand Jury verhindern. Im IOC wird gar über einen Ausschluss des Radsports von Olympischen Spielen nachgedacht.

[...]

Für Armstrong sei es am wichtigsten, dass er nicht vor einer Grand Jury aussagen müsse, glaubt Franke. "Dort könnte er Dinge gefragt werden, die bis jetzt noch gar nicht bekannt sind. Und das wäre dann noch viel kribbeliger, als wir uns das alle vorstellen können. Bei der Wahrheitsfindung sind die amerikanischen Gerichte nicht zimperlich", so Franke.

>> IOC could ban cycling for 2 games if it is true that UCI knew of doping and helped to cover up traces of doping.

> http://www.spiegel.de/sport/sonst/doping-gestaendnis-diese-maenner-muessen-vor-lance-arsmtrong-zitern-a-877596.html

> http://www.spiegel.de/sport/sonst/radsport-lance-armstrong-und-sein-doping-system-a-860712.html
lancearmstrong  WADA  USADA  UCI  IOC  cycling  bicycling 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
What Lance Armstrong Wants From Oprah Winfrey - WSJ.com
A few years ago I was at a dinner with a star pro cyclist—a guy who still races, and has won multiple Tour de France stages—and he spoke with slack-jawed awe about Armstrong's life. Not the bike racing part. The private jet part. The audiences with world leaders. The celebrity girlfriends. This bike racer was young and rich and in his prime and yet to him, Armstrong just kicked it on a completely different, interplanetary level. He didn't talk about Lance Armstrong like Lance Armstrong was a cyclist. He talked about Lance Armstrong like Lance Armstrong was Beyoncé.

That superhuman status set Armstrong up for the hardest kind of fall, and he has plummeted back to earth. Even though he rejected the doping allegations brought by USADA, he lost control of his narrative, and now there is only the thinnest of sympathy. Fame is being pushed aside by infamy. He has been humbled and humiliated and sponsors have left and his name has been stripped from his charity foundation. He is still a relatively young man, and it is said that he still wishes to compete, in important triathlons, but now he is banned from the best ones. There's something haunting and almost poetic about that. All that stamina, and nowhere to put it.

[...]

As the ESPN writer Don Van Natta Jr. posted on Twitter, "You don't go on Oprah to confess. You go on Oprah to be forgiven." [...] It's about trying to clear a road ahead.
lancearmstrong  PR  personality  publicrelations  sport  sports  UCI  cycling  doping 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Lance Armstrong: Swiss lab head denies assisting American
>> doping: it is a cat and mouse game Saugy was responding to claims made by the head of the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) Travis Tygart, who told US television programme 60 Minutes that Saugy had told him over dinner he had met Armstrong and his US Postal Team manager Johan Bruyneel at the request of the UCI in 2002 to explain how the EPO test worked. The UCI insists the meetings were arranged as a "deterrent" to show riders they were getting tough on doping and not to show them how to beat the system. However Saugy added: "It's a fundamental right for the sportsmen to know the scientific basis of an analysis." --- http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/20962663 Lance Armstrong will have something to gain but plenty to lose when he is interviewed by chat show host Oprah Winfrey. "I'm sure Armstrong and his team will look back at all his statements to make sure he is clear for five years. Otherwise it might put him in jeopardy." "Now he has lost a lot of his credibility and I think he might be playing his last card - to try to appear very human and perhaps touch people's hearts. "He is so ambitious and he might think there is a tiny chance of saving his political career." [ if not even doing some triathlon before that ] --- BUT World Anti-Doping Code rules state his lifetime ban cannot be reduced to less than eight years. WADA and USADA doping officials could agree to reduce the ban further depending on what new information Armstrong provides and his level of cooperation.
doping  lancearmstrong  UCI  USADA  WADA 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
LeMond would serve as interim UCI president, but Change group urges rider involvement
According to another member of the group, the former rider and journalist Paul Kimmage, the number one priority of CCN, after two days of talks, is to force Pat McQuaid and Hein Verbruggen, respectively president and honorary president of the UCI, to stand down.

“Nothing is going to happen until Verbruggen and McQuaid are removed: that’s number one on the list of things that need to be done to move forward,” said Kimmage. “We’re going to do whatever we can to keep that on the agenda.”

[...]

In the long-term, ... a single, fully independent drug-testing agency is “a prerequisite.”

More immediately, “We are seeking assistance from the riders to put into place for next year a system that will guarantee that the winner of a grand tour has not blood-doped, ”

[...] “Change has got to come from the inside,” << Meaning Cyclists !!!
blood  doping  cycling  sport  sports  doping  lancearmstrong  UCI 
december 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Marianne Vos: Is she the world's greatest cyclist?
Armitstead and British team-mate Emma Pooley are vocal about the inequality in their sport, with Pooley threatening to retire over the yawning disparity in prize money, sponsorship and media interest between men and women's cycling. Bradley Wiggins labelled women cyclists "the forgotten ones".

[...]

When I ask Vos if she is envious of the profile of women tennis players and their subsequent earning potential, she replies: "I'm not in cycling for the money, I don't want to be rich, although I'm really happy I can earn money in cycling now.

Vos v Armitstead becomes V & A.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/nov/30/lizzie-armistead-marianne-vos-united

Lizzie Armitstead and Marianne Vos united in fighting prejudice
After their titanic battle for Olympic gold at London 2012, the pair want greater exposure for women cyclists
equality  sport  cycling  UCI 
december 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Lizzie Armitstead speaks out after winning silver medal
"The sexism I have encountered in my career can get quite overwhelming and very frustrating," the 23-year-old told reporters after the race.

"You just get used to it, though, and there's not much I can do it about it now as an elite athlete. But I certainly hope to after my career is over."

Consider yourself warned, Mr McQuaid. And it will not just be the size of the Olympic road race that is on the agenda - Armitstead is on the warpath over the inequality that still exists between men's and women's cycling in terms of media exposure and money.
Vegan  London2012  London  2012  UCI  equality  sport  cycling 
december 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Lance Armstrong affair: Tanni Grey-Thompson on investigation panel
The UCI set up the commission in response to a damning report from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) into a decade of cheating by Armstrong and his team-mates.

That report, published in October, resulted in the American being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, but it also seriously called into question the UCI's actions over the period.

“ The commission's report and recommendations are critical to restoring confidence in the sport of cycling and in the UCI as its governing body ”
Pat McQuaid, UCI president
lancearmstrong  UCI 
december 2012 by asterisk2a
UCI-Entscheidung: Weltverband muss Fall Armstrong intern aufrollen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Für den 41-Jährigen sind die sieben verlorenen Titel der wichtigsten Radrundfahrt der Welt eine weitere Demontage. Dem Sportler Armstrong ist kaum etwas geblieben. Armstrong ist am Ende. Für den Weltverband hingegen kann die Entscheidung nur der Anfang sein.
Will sie im Anti-Doping-Kampf irgendwann ernst genommen werden, muss sie die Causa Armstrong nochmals untersuchen. Gegenstand diesmal: die UCI selbst.
Ausgerechnet im größten Dopingskandal der jüngeren Sportgeschichte machte die UCI eine ganz schlechte Figur. Der Weltverband hat im Fall Armstrong nichts zur Aufklärung beigetragen. Im Gegenteil. Der Usada-Bericht suggeriert, die UCI habe von Armstrongs Praktiken gewusst - und sie zu verdecken versucht.

http://www.spiegel.de/sport/sonst/lance-armstrong-nach-dem-uci-urteil-droht-eine-kettenreaktion-a-862632.html

http://www.spiegel.de/sport/sonst/der-fall-armstrong-eine-chronologie-a-860726.html
doping  UCI  lancearmstrong 
october 2012 by asterisk2a

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