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  • #76
    oooo, surprise!

    WADA now threatening soccer with no Olympics.

    See story on front page.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by gh
      oooo, surprise!

      WADA now threatening soccer with no Olympics.

      See story on front page.
      So if they axe football does that mean we can get cross-country added?

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      • #78
        I assume you're kidding, but no chance, because it would be viewed as another IAAF event rather than a "new sport"; with tracksters already the largest contingent at the Games, they'd fill the void with one of the many other distinct sports that are trying to get in.

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        • #79
          Only semi-kidding. Just thinking that the whole soccer thing is a big event and so that could allow more room for other sports to add another event. However, i understand they almost certainly would require another track event be sacrificed for cross country.

          Anyone know what sport is currently top of the list for entry to the games?

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          • #80
            There is no such "list" as such; like voting for who the next host is, the choice is buried in the decision of the IOC members themselves. And getting the most votes doesn't necessarily get you in either; there's a percentage-clause involved.

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            • #81
              Cross Country needs to be added to the Winter Olympics not the summer.

              Football needs to be scrapped anyway because it has no significance in the Olympics.

              There are plenty of sports that could take it's place.

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              • #82
                we discussed winter XC in this thread last week:

                http://mb.trackandfieldnews.com/discuss ... php?t=7754

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                • #83
                  Getting back to the original subject of the thread, a European panel has apparently decided that WADA's whereabouts rule violates European privacy laws. See article currently on front page.

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                  • #84
                    While I agree that the new WADA rule indeed impinges too much on some basic rights (as did even earlier versions), the gall of the soccer people never fails to amaze me. With their insistence on testing "teams rather than individuals" they're just like baseball in looking for windows of freedom large enough to drive proverbial trucks through.

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                    • #85
                      Rights Trump Drugs

                      Let's hope the European Commission is strong enough and principled enough to stop the WADA. Human rights should always trump drug eradication, whether recreational or performance enhancing.

                      Quick Silver
                      Hong Kong

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                      • #86
                        It's amazing that some athletes have been doing exactly this for a while, yet so much noise is made when others are asked to do it.
                        Regards,
                        toyracer

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by toyracer
                          It's amazing that some athletes have been doing exactly this for a while, yet so much noise is made when others are asked to do it.
                          EXACTLY

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                          • #88
                            soccer players or tennis players on $200k/week+ are NOT the same animal as a 10.10 guy on $20k/year

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