lols...have you not read the good docs e-mails??...it was all about ethics...some would play ball and some wouldn't...to paraphrase Groucho...'if you don't like this diagnosis I can provide others' lolsOf course, but a TUE still isn't decided using ethics, it's decided using medical diagnosis and justification against ISTUE Protocol by the TUEC signing it off.
That was 'personal' ethics, nothing to do with WADA's. This is my entire point. Freemans ethics were within WADA's definition what is not cheating and not doping, be it the teams IV protocol in light of Gonzalez death arguably exacerbated by Dr Hulse refusing to use IV and Needles on staff/riders in exactly the same as a doctors persona ethics might not ethically agree with WADA's or that a TUE is allowed when it satisfies ISTUE.lols...have you not read the good docs e-mails??...it was all about ethics...some would play ball and some wouldn't...to paraphrase Groucho...'if you don't like this diagnosis I can provide others' lols
I guess you never read the CAS case vs. Petacchi. After presenting a ton of evidence that Petacchi's urine level could not have been the result of inhaling the allowed dose, including an enantiomer test that basically is used to prove that the drug was taken orally rather than by inhalation, the panel concluded:Name the last ADRV and its sanction that was decided using ethics and spirit of the sport to tip the balance from innocent to guilty then Merckx? You won't find one because doping is always only ever legal matter of what the rules say is cheating and doping, not an ethical judgement.
The Panel is satisfied that Mr. Petacchi is not a cheat, and that the adverse analytical finding in this case is the result of Mr. Petacchi simply, and, possibly, accidentally, taking too much Salbutamol on the day of the test, but that the overdose was not taken with the intention of enhancing his performance.
“My job is to protect the health of the riders even against themselves,” he said. “We do have to take risks because these are elite sportsmen, there’s no time to sit down if they have asthma or something. They all want to win but it’s not at all costs. You have to take a risk/benefit analysis, this is elite sport.
“I would never, ever take risks or put a rider at serious harm’s way and I have to be prepared to fall on my sword and if senior management sack me then so be it. I have never, ever taken any undue risks with a rider and they have never come across any harm because of my care. I will stand to that until my last breath.”
Not the 7th week. The Chair ended Jackson's 5 days of cross-examination that he actually took 5 weeks over. This week is week 1 of Freeman being examined by O'Rourke now and Freeman's witnesses to give evidence. Yesterday or Monday, we had Ineos submitting the zero-tolerance stuff related to Froome and Sutton. I assume today we hear from Nicole Cooke or or her Dad which was meant to be yesterday.
At his fitness-to-practice hearing, Dr Freeman was asked by tribunal chair Mr Neil Dalton about the drug culture within cycling in 2011 and whether the medic would have known testosterone could be used to boost performance. "No, I wouldn't have, really," he told a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service on the final day of his cross-examination that has stretched into a seventh week. "I'm not a cycling fan, I'm a doctor in sports medicine. We [the team] were focused on managing athletes and there was this mantra that we were a clean team and it was never discussed."
How can you do your job of sports medicine responsibly if you aren't aware of substances, legal or illegal, that riders might be putting into their bodies?"I'm not a cycling fan, I'm a doctor in sports medicine. We [the team] were focused on managing athletes and there was this mantra that we were a clean team and it was never discussed."
But your father-in-law, I take it, doesn't work for a cycling team. If i worked for any kind of pro sports team, in any kind of capacity, I would have a good working knowledge of the recent history of that sport. Maybe that's just me, but I can't see how you wouldn't, regardless of whether you were a fan or had any interest in who won or lost. It's just basic background.I just asked my father in law who was a GP and he had no idea who Landis is or how testosterone is used in cycling