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Feb 10, 2010
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Hein SportAccord Rule Ends

http://www.aroundtherings.com/articles/view.aspx?id=42924

Hein's rule of SportAccord is ending. It could be for boring legislative reasons or more interesting reasons we can all well infer based on recent events.

I get the feeling at least a few people know what's next for Hein and Pat as a result of the years of Armstrong protection finally getting a public airing. Whatever I'm guessing is probably wrong though.

For those that don't know SportAccord is an organization with both Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations. They have their own "games" like the Olympics too. Apparently, they serve as some kind of inter-sports federation standards organization as well. Given how sketchy cycling, Track and Field, and distance running is, SportAccord seems to help each other suppress doping positives.
 
Feb 10, 2010
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Old Interview

I have no idea if this was previously posted, but it gives perfect insight into Hein, protector of the IOC. It's from 2008 and Olympics-specific.

Once when we are not in an interview, I’m going to sit down with you together, for two or three hours, and I’ll teach you some things in life. Because I have the age to do that, I think. And one of the things I will be teaching you is that even as a journalist, you have to look at both sides. And not to concentrate on the negative things only Like picking winners for your sports federation....

http://blogs.wsj.com/olympics/2008/08/08/interview-the-iocs-hein-verbruggen/

This guy comparmentalizes a number of horrific human rights atrocities and sells it like fresh bread.

Does anyone wonder why cycling has a doping problem any more? Anyone?
 
Feb 10, 2010
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Hein and Human Rights in China

Another old link, but perfectly breaks down Hein's arguments made in the last link.

http://www.omct.org/human-rights-defenders/urgent-interventions/2007/07/d18729/

China continues to carry out between 8,000 and 10,000 executions each year and the practice of torture remains widespread. In contravention of the prohibition on discrimination contained in Principle 5 of the Code of Ethics, the Chinese authorities violate the rights of ethnic minorities.
<Cough!>Tibet!<Cough!>
Hein is a classy guy. Terrorists and drug lords aspire to be like Hein. Power. Money. And no governments chasing you down as public enemy number one. It doesn't get much better than that. Really.

Should Hein (maybe Pat's brother?) visit and comment that I was jealous, then they'd be right. But, I could never ever sleep peacefully again knowing that I've enable doping and among a host of human rights issues, validated an authoritarian sovereignty. Look the term up under tyranny: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrant Pay attention to the references to John Locke.

Growing cycling never looked so good.
 
DirtyWorks said:
Another old link, but perfectly breaks down Hein's arguments made in the last link.

http://www.omct.org/human-rights-defenders/urgent-interventions/2007/07/d18729/

China continues to carry out between 8,000 and 10,000 executions each year and the practice of torture remains widespread. In contravention of the prohibition on discrimination contained in Principle 5 of the Code of Ethics, the Chinese authorities violate the rights of ethnic minorities.
<Cough!>Tibet!<Cough!>
Hein is a classy guy. Terrorists and drug lords aspire to be like Hein. Power. Money. And no governments chasing you down as public enemy number one. It doesn't get much better than that. Really.

Should Hein (maybe Pat's brother?) visit and comment that I was jealous, then they'd be right. But, I could never ever sleep peacefully again knowing that I've enable doping and among a host of human rights issues, validated an authoritarian sovereignty. Look the term up under tyranny: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrant Pay attention to the references to John Locke.

Growing cycling never looked so good.
Lol, the man is just completely insane and senile. No wonder most people think he's an imbecile.
 
May 26, 2010
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rata de sentina said:
One wonders at if there would ever come a time when hein and pat would be too much of a liability.
Then they get put out to pasture, but I somehow doubt they'll ever become a liability, they are up against some pretty stiff opposition in IOC, FIFA, UEFA for that title.
 
Feb 10, 2010
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Hein says: "I'm going for a ride"

Per my months-ago post, Hein left SportAccord and with Rogge leaving the IOC this year, Hein's influence at the IOC seems to be ending.

Now Hein seems to have retired from the UCI as well. That is, until the next interview he fatally contradicts himself.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/verbruggen-has-no-opinion-on-uci-presidential-contest

Interesting. He admits he's hired to "consult" on cycling events. No impropriety there. At all.

Given his position at the UCI is a lifetime appointment, he can check in any time he likes.
 
May 26, 2010
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DirtyWorks said:
Per my months-ago post, Hein left SportAccord and with Rogge leaving the IOC this year, Hein's influence at the IOC seems to be ending.

Now Hein seems to have retired from the UCI as well. That is, until the next interview he fatally contradicts himself.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/verbruggen-has-no-opinion-on-uci-presidential-contest

Interesting. He admits he's hired to "consult" on cycling events. No impropriety there. At all.

Given his position at the UCI is a lifetime appointment, he can check in any time he likes.
I guess his consultancy was accepting brown bags and moving them to one of his bank accounts. Specialised work.
 
Aug 13, 2009
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DirtyWorks said:
Hein's influence at the IOC seems to be ending.
Unfortunately this is not the case. Craig Reedie, who will be the new head of WADA, is Verbruggen's boy and he is tight with several of the 6 running for IOC president.

He never goes away.....just like herpes
 
Oct 16, 2010
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Race Radio said:
Unfortunately this is not the case. Craig Reedie who wilp thenew head of WADA, is Verbruggen's b
y and he is tight with several of the 6 running for IOC president.

He never goes away.....just like herpes
that sounds aweful. That doesnt bode well for antidoping at all.

I know this is the wrong thread, but whats your take on cookson? How 'independent' and sincere do you think he is? Put differently, can he put his money where his mouth is?

Another thing, a couple of weeks back you were under the impression that another candidate would join the competition for uci presidency, from one of the traditional cycling countries. Did s/he pull back in the end?

thanks RR!
 
Aug 13, 2009
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sniper said:
that sounds aweful. My impression is that without Wada properly functioning, many of the positive developments in antidoping of the past year or so might turn out to have been futile.

I know this is the wrong thread, but whats your take on cookson? How 'independent' and how sincere do you think he is? Are he and reedie somehow connected?

Another thing, a couple of weeks back you were under the impression that we would have another candidate for uci president, from one of the traditional cycling countries. Did s/he pull back in the end?

thanks RR.
I was under the impression there would be a French candidate, but he has backed out. At this point it is Pat vs. Cookson.....Most see that Cookson is a better option then Pat

The sport has suffered greatly from the chaos of the McQuaid/Verbruggen era. Even if we ignore the the doping issue Pat has spent the last 8 years fighting with the various stakeholders, riders, teams, organizers, USADA, etc. Cookson would bring much needed stability. I like his idea of outsourcing all testing to WADA. spending the testing money on testing instead of races promoted by Verbruggen is a good thing

Ultimately stability is what Cookson bring to the table. Once there is less chaos the sport will attract more investment....and that is normally a good thing.

Certainly Reedie and Cookson know each other, but I do not know how well then work together. Will check.....good question.

A key question I have is what will Cookson expose once he is in charge? Pat is fighting like a crazed dog to stay in power. There must be a reason.
 
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Race Radio said:
I was under the impression there would be a French candidate, but he has backed out. At this point it is Pat vs. Cookson.....Most see that Cookson is a better option then Pat

The sport has suffered greatly from the chaos of the McQuaid/Verbruggen era. Even if we ignore the the doping issue Pat has spent the last 8 years fighting with the various stakeholders, riders, teams, organizers, USADA, etc. Cookson would bring much needed stability. I like his idea of outsourcing all testing to WADA. spending the testing money on testing instead of races promoted by Verbruggen is a good thing

Ultimately stability is what Cookson bring to the table. Once there is less chaos the sport will attract more investment....and that is normally a good thing.

Certainly Reedie and Cookson know each other, but I do not know how well then work together. Will check.....good question.

A key question I have is what will Cookson expose once he is in charge? Pat is fighting like a crazed dog to stay in power. There must be a reason.



Two words: Gravy Train
 
Feb 10, 2010
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Race Radio said:
I like his idea of outsourcing all testing to WADA. spending the testing money on testing instead of races promoted by Verbruggen is a good thing
IMO, you have misunderstood what Cookson wants to do with anti-doping. His claims of "more independence" means to let some others do the daily work at the UCI, not cede power to WADA/NADOs. I hope I'm wrong.

Race Radio said:
Certainly Reedie and Cookson know each other, but I do not know how well then work together. Will check.....good question.

A key question I have is what will Cookson expose once he is in charge? Pat is fighting like a crazed dog to stay in power. There must be a reason.
I didn't know Reedie's background, thanks for that.

Pat doesn't want to go because the money is good! And I'm not talking about his UCI salary. We know UCI officials have side businesses related to their roles at the UCI. Makarov's hinting at a not-named licensing company holds the rights to "Tour of Russia."

As soon as Cookson moves in, it all gets swept away. "Cycling cannot look backwards."
 
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DirtyWorks said:
IMO, you have misunderstood what Cookson wants to do with anti-doping. His claims of "more independence" means to let some others do the daily work at the UCI, not cede power to WADA/NADOs. I hope I'm wrong.



I didn't know Reedie's background, thanks for that.

Pat doesn't want to go because the money is good! And I'm not talking about his UCI salary. We know UCI officials have side businesses related to their roles at the UCI. Makarov's hinting at a not-named licensing company holds the rights to "Tour of Russia."

As soon as Cookson moves in, it all gets swept away. "Cycling cannot look backwards."
No, it will not be connected to the UCI

"If elected president, I would rapidly establish a completely independent anti-doping unit, in co-operation with Wada.
"It will be managed and governed outside of the UCI so people can have absolute confidence in our sport."
WADA supported him on this idea.

And he said he would have local ADA testing events in their countries
http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/08/news/cookson-let-national-anti-doping-agencies-test-events-within-their-borders_298044
 
Jun 27, 2013
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Race Radio said:
Unfortunately this is not the case. Craig Reedie, who will be the new head of WADA, is Verbruggen's boy and he is tight with several of the 6 running for IOC president.

He never goes away.....just like herpes
after 4 years and 9000 post on this forum, you still don't know how the doping game is played?
 
Jun 27, 2013
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i think the sponsor money is more powerful than everybody thinks, it doesn't really matter who is the chairman of the UCI, verbruggen\Mcquaid\Cookson, they are all pawns.
A nice political statement of Cookson, when i am in charge, blabla happens,
well we do know after you got elected, right?
 
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timbo25 said:
i think the sponsor money is more powerful than everybody thinks, it doesn't really matter who is the chairman of the UCI, verbruggen\Mcquaid\Cookson, they are all pawns.
A nice political statement of Cookson, when i am in charge, blabla happens,
well we do know after you got elected, right?
If money was that powerful then USADA wouldn't have taken down the Armstrong empire on a shoestring budget.
 
Mar 10, 2009
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Briant_Gumble said:
If money was that powerful then USADA wouldn't have taken down the Armstrong empire on a shoestring budget.
They took Armstrong down after, not during, his career. Why?
 
Aug 13, 2009
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pugdog said:
They took Armstrong down after, not during, his career. Why?
USADA was only responsible for testing Armstrong for 7 months of his 1st career. On his return the UCI would not share any of his blood values with them.

and then there is Floyd.....he did not talk in 2005
 
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Briant_Gumble said:
If money was that powerful then USADA wouldn't have taken down the Armstrong empire on a shoestring budget.
i tough i heard tygart saying Lance offered him 250.000, which is kinda low as you see now how many millions he is losing now, should have offered 2.500.000
furthermore they got papers from the federal case.

If Pat has to go, which change we can really expect from Cookson?
 

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