No, I didn't propose we sweep it under the carpet.D-Queued said:You proposed we sweep it under the carpet.
That only makes for a dusty carpet.
If you want to get rid of the dust, get rid of the carpets.
Same theory/practice refined over decades in manufacturing. Expose the problems by getting rid of the buffers.
Boiled frog: heat up the water slowly results in a boiled frog. Throw the frog in boiling water, and it jumps.
We need to bring the water to a boil. These German media organizations are helping. If you want to get rid of doping, give them some fuel for their fire.
I said I would be happy to sweep it under the carpet as long as every other sport is doing so.
Boil the water all you like, but the frogs will just keep breeding.
All we can do is control the problem and hope the positive aspects of the sport outweigh the negative.
Until testing becomes foolproof, doping will remain a part of professional sport.
Concentrating too heavily on preventing doping is ultimately futile, a fact that the governing bodies of most professional sports are all too aware.
Cycling has been at the forefront of media publicised doping stories since Festina. 15 odd years should have been long enough for a fundamental change to have been made as a result of that negative publicity.
Have those frogs been killed off yet? I think not.