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  • Did IOC Ignore Drug Rules In Beijing?

    see der Spiegel story now on front page, with this lead:

    <<At least five sports disciplines and 10 countries should have been banned from the Beijing Olympics, but the International Olympic Committee reportedly ignored its own charter......>>

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    "The rules" are way, way, way less important than putting on a big, spectacular, and financially successful show.

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    • #3
      ..... and sucking up to the hosts....

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      • #4
        Oh yes, and that too... Can anyone be at all surprised by any of this?

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        • #5
          IOC may be surprised that somebody is calling them on it!

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            Re: Did IOC Ignore Drug Rules In Beijing?

            Originally posted by gh
            see der Spiegel story now on front page, with this lead:

            <<At least five sports disciplines and 10 countries should have been banned from the Beijing Olympics, but the International Olympic Committee reportedly ignored its own charter......>>
            Is there a list of the sports and countries?

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            • #7
              Re: Did IOC Ignore Drug Rules In Beijing?

              Originally posted by 26mi235
              Originally posted by gh
              see der Spiegel story now on front page, with this lead:

              <<At least five sports disciplines and 10 countries should have been banned from the Beijing Olympics, but the International Olympic Committee reportedly ignored its own charter......>>
              Is there a list of the sports and countries?
              The linked story mentions three of the sports and three of the countries.

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              • #8
                As kuha says, what a surprise! Along with ignoring China's human rights violations, the IOC shows what a crass outfit it is. They will fit in well with the Daley mob.

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                • #9
                  Rule 46 is B.S. and was properly ignored. Violators should be banned, not sports or countries--not even China. Volleyball? Give me a break.

                  These things are good for creating newspaper copy but do nothing to rid sports of drugs.

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                  • #10
                    If the country does not follow WADA like most of the other countries then YES they should be banned. There are to many that try and beat the system, and are quite good at it. If we hold the countries accountable then maybe, just maybe, they will hold their people acountable. RULE 46 is needed but needs to be upheld.

                    Originally posted by unclezadok
                    Rule 46 is B.S. and was properly ignored. Violators should be banned, not sports or countries--not even China. Volleyball? Give me a break.

                    These things are good for creating newspaper copy but do nothing to rid sports of drugs.

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                    • #11
                      Correct me if I'm wrong but haven't nations been sport-banned in the past (like Bulgaria and/or Greece in lifting) and they simply bought their way out of the ban with cash?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gh
                        ..... and sucking up to the hosts....
                        Come gh be more responsible... Sucking up to the hosts within the realms of politics and diplomacy is one one thing, but stretching it to include thwarting drug rules or even suggesting so is a far flung farce coming from someone at your informed level.

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                        • #13
                          You know what, I would be less pissed if not for the fact that the IOC/USOC have been pressuring and berating USATF over alleged drug violations. I would be less pissed if we did not watch the IOC/USOC drag USATF through the mud over the Jerome Young incident.
                          This is insulting and exposes the Olympic movement as a fraud. We are continually bombarded with the amateur ideal, especially track and field, yet this is all about money. How much money can the IOC make. Same as the Saly Lake City fiasco they were busted on.
                          Now we learn they allowed entire countries to compete that do not adhere to the accepted international drug code. This opens up a pandora box on the drug front. Why would anyone believe any star athlete is clean when the gate keepers are letting the violators run unchecked, well some of them.
                          This thing can branch off into all kinds of topics. I will close by saying, it is all about money

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