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TheSpud said:thehog said:sniper said:^^ that's a nice to the point summary of why this saga continues to stink to high heaven, why Coe must have known about corruption, and why not much will change, except corruption and 'anti'doping getting smarter as you say. More discretion, more prudence, more talking the talk, more targeted blacksheeping, larger carpets and rugs.
The coercion could have been applied also by Bach, I assume?
Btw, what do we know about Pound? If not a genuine brown bag, or some sort of blackmail, what else could be in it for him? Does he still have ambitions within IOC?
Pound has already been in the IOC as a VP and Presidential candidate. Pound is freelance now, he's not WADA. He is adept in tax law and his consultancy rates would be in the $100,000 per month region, probably more.
Pound swings by now and then, gets paid then leaves. He's doesn't need anything else. He will say what you want him to say and give it the authority and independence required.
The problem with all sports is that the ones at the top have come through the ranks. In reality that isn't that different from business, apart from the fact that it seems to be bad practice to go outside the gene pool when recruiting in sports.
Who do you want at the top? Someone who is experienced of course, where do you get that experience from ...
Where it differs is that the federations don't have shareholders to pay (unlike Corporations), therefore there is no-one to remove them if things go wrong. To be honest I cant see the alternative. Do we want the UCI to be a quoted PLC company? Beholden to shareholders? Profit before bad news???
I guess it is a case of being careful of what you wish for ...
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