- May 26, 2010
WADA hasn't really shown to have an agenda, it's hard to compare. They're not looking to expand their market presence, reach international audiences, or sell event participation to youth.mrhender said:Just imagine what would happen if WADA went into World War with a big organization as IAAF?
Who would survive?
What would other major interests not do to protect their interests, power and monetary flow.
I don't necessarily think WADA and Reedie are ill-intended. Rather they are realists and try to do what they can to influence sports to moderate "acceptaple" behavior not causing media storms.
On the other hand, WADA has to maintain it's legitimacy and has to prove their relevance from time to time.
Let's not kid ourselves, People at WADA may be anti-doping to the core (most of them) but those in real power are rather politicians and carreer oriented much like in the private sector. They have a job and salary to protect, so no reason to go full genius on much bigger and powerful institutions.
I think WADA will back Seb Coe, and that Diack and a couple of Russians may well be what providees them to acheive two goals at once.
You are misunderstanding WADA's role. WADA acts at the direction of authorities like sports federations. They have no authority to sanction anyone.mrhender said:Just imagine what would happen if WADA went into World War with a big organization as IAAF?
I never implied any sanctions on drug cheats taken by WADA.DirtyWorks said:You are misunderstanding WADA's role. WADA acts at the direction of authorities like sports federations. They have no authority to sanction anyone.mrhender said:Just imagine what would happen if WADA went into World War with a big organization as IAAF?
If they were given authority and the incentive to sanction drug cheats, it would be a cold day in hell. If it got cold in hell, yes, LOTS of positives.
Generally a good sign they are deep up to their necks in it.Richard Ings @ringsau 2 hours ago
When this IAAF scandal first broke, Lord Coe castigated the media, denigrated the scientists and capitulated responsibility.
.......i don't feel that wada are the problem.........they set the rules fairly free ofBenotti69 said:WADA appears to be not much more than PR.
Paula's agent obviously fighting a PR campaign as she appeared on front of Observer yesterday with war veterans.....perhaps I'm being a tad too cynical but.....armchairclimber said:Sean Ingle in the Guardian. Pretty much spot on.
Paula has done "too much good for too many people"gillan1969 said:Paula's agent obviously fighting a PR campaign as she appeared on front of Observer yesterday with war veterans.....perhaps I'm being a tad too cynical but.....armchairclimber said:Sean Ingle in the Guardian. Pretty much spot on.
Knowing what we now know, this interview with Coe is rather insightful as to his integrity. He certainly doesn't appear to be a total idiot, therefore I am assuming his is as corrupt as his ex-president.AJ101 said:And there's old Seb Coe on his first day at work saying suspicions of IAAF collusion were completely wrong http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/33985484gooner said:http://www.sport24.co.za/OtherSport/Athletics/International/Ex-IAAF-chief-Lamine-Diack-arrested-20151104Paris- French authorities have charged former IAAF president Lamine Diack with corruption linked to covering up doping cases, a legal source said on Wednesday.
The 82-year-old Senegalese, who gave up as International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) president in August, was charged in Paris on Monday, the source said.
His advisor, Habib Cisse, a lawyer, was also charged. A doctor linked with the federation's anti-doping measures was being questioned in custody, the source said.
I hope he's on ITV news sitting next to Paula for his next interview
Does appear a bit tabloidish in some of it's content, but tabloids are generally geared to the masses and this, isn't. They do suggest they have contact with athletes who want to speak out, about corruption in Mexican sport, and they claim to give a platform to them.More Strides than Rides said:Oh, and on a different note, I wanted to ask this to the international audience of the forum. I found this facebook page while digging around: a Mexican anti-doping blog/page thing. I used google translate to get the gist (Federation corruption, athlete doping, cover-ups for positives), but I wanted to know were the content falls on the spectrum from tabloid, internet keyboard wizard, or journalism. There are a few interviews and whistleblower stories, and I can't translate the linked documents and images, but just wanted some sense of the tone and validity. Or, if any Mexicans here know its reputation, or the Mexican doping/anti-doping scene
Thanks for any insight.
Yes, I agree..irondan said:I think this deserves it's own thread.mrhender said:
Donemrhender said:Yes, I agree..irondan said:I think this deserves it's own thread.mrhender said:
will you open it.
1.6 Overall Outcomes of the IC Investigation
The IC has turned over considerable data and information to Interpol that tends to
demonstrate criminal conduct on the part of certain individuals and organizations.