Originally Posted by Grandillusion
You can try and fool yourself, but don't think anybody else will be convinced.
Let's hear your plan then.
really, you're a bright guy, you can't figure it out for yourself?
1. completely independent testing and results management.
2. transparency - how often are athletes tested? what samples are taken? blood? urine? timing of those tests? etc. the info made public from WADA's TdF independent observer report should be standard practice.
3. a more robust passport based system.
4. graduated penalties - stronger evidence and more efficacious drugs/methods recieve harsher penalties. weaker drugs where there's a chance of contamination recieve less. hypothetically, maybe as little as 3 months where contamination is a realistic concern. your're caught with blood bags or EPO? 2 years or maybe even more. leniency for cooperation is also a step in the right direction.
(we may need to categorize the prohibited substance list)
(for slower types, this would start to eliminate the all or nothing labeling stigma of doping)
5. inform and educate the general public of these ideas
6. WADA accounting with the intent to recognize sports federations or governing bodies that are meeting higher standards. Fully compliant organizations should be recognized as such. Sports/federations that aren't compliant should also be recognized. Highly, moderately, and minimally compliant organizations could be labeled platinum, gold, and silver respectively or some other arbitrary ranking you prefer more.
there's more, should i keep going or do you get the point?