roundabout wrote:At least I don't try to make a greek tragedy out of one of few occasions when there was at least an effort to enforce the rules.
And yes, life is unfair.
Edit: not greek, shakespearian
Edit 2: and the only perverse thing is your implication that Pantani should have been left alone to continue doping because he could not get over suffering the consequences of being uncovered as a cheat.
You are one disgusting individual.
No I don't imply this, but that not everybody was not
left alone, Greek or Shakesperian (edit), however this may be.
What I am implying is that someone who wasn't is dead, while someone who was, until exceptional circumstances no longer made that possible, was made an untouchable and hero of the sport. The realpolitik and economic interests behind such a scenario are thus what's really the problem in the grand scheme of things - and not simply the doping.
Either everybody is given the same treatment or doping should be legalized, but since that presents ethical problems then everyone must be given the same treatment. To put it in the realm of fanfare: if Italy's party needed to be ruined at Campiglio in 99 in the name of the rules, then America's party should also have been ruined because of a back-dated prescription during the Tour that same year. That there were two measures given to the same weight only means that everything was merely a hypocritical farce and, in hindsight, it would have been better for Pantani, humanly before sport's wise, had he been given the same umbrella as Armstrong. Given that an umbrella was indeed offered to the American.
Disgusting though this may make me in your eyes, it is your lack of intelligence that's what's vexing, and your blockheaded ability to see things only in black and white.