Good to see you around Issoisso, hope you'll stick with us through the Tour.
BigBoat said:If you need to dope to drive a stock car "pick up a f-ing mop!" LOL
podilato said:Doping isn't just to improve performance but also to speed recovery and recovery from injuries. For example, in tennis with 3-4 hour matches you see them come out in 2 days time fresh as daisies. Guys like Nadal get stronger as the match progresses.
Top level footballers play 60-70 matches per season. They seem to recover pretty quickly from injuries.
As Greg Lemond quite rightly points out the ultimate blame must go to the administrators not the athletes. Look at the superb work of British journalist Andrew Jennings in exposing the IOC and now FIFA. It has gone way beyond a few wads of cash in envelopes under the table. Sports officials now court with dictators and military regimes just to keep power. The local Mafia Don would have more ethics than a lot of top level sport administrators.
With people like this running things why are surprised at the odd doping positive?