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  • #16
    Re: Da Show

    Which is essentially what happened in baseball, with suddenly huge guys hitting 60-70 homers a year and the sport selling the hell out of them. At least track has given some lip service to doing the right thing.

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    • #17
      Re: Da Show

      >If money was all that mattered, why would they
      >test for drugs at all?

      Because the majority of the public (who mostly are not hard-core fans) is disgusted by drug use, and McDonalds and Coca-Cola (the REAL money behind the Olympics) want feel-good Olympic images for their cash instead of disappointing ones. Unlike professional sports organizations, Olympic sports are so broad-based and politically structured that it's impossible to keep a lid on stories like this one. There are less than 1000 players in MLB while there may be as more than a billion people who compete in sports organized and administered by organizations linked to the IOC in one way or another (example: local triathlon club --> USA Triathlon --> Int'l Triathlon Union --> IOC)

      In Olympic sports, stories get out, sport gets bad image, sponsors aren't happy. You can't keep a billion mouths shut, so drug testing is the only way to stop (or in actuality slow down) the beginning of that series of events. The problem we have here is that testing improves in fits and starts; the cleanest recent year in track was probably 1991, a time when the changes made after the last big scandal made athletes actually afraid of getting caught. That's how you keep people from breaking a rule -- you make them think there's a pretty good chance they'll get caught.

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      • #18
        Re: Masback on Kornheiser

        <Its BS for Masback to dissociate from the problem. Track is the leader in the steroid crowd, and we shouldn't hide from it. Word on the ciruit is that Masback came in planning to clean things up, delved in and realized how bad the problem was, and joined everyone else in covering it up with excuses, etc. The rationalization: if all of our records are based on roid-enhanced performances, the sport will fall apart.>.

        this is a baseless accusation, no facts just slander. watch out what you say dude !

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        • #19
          Re: Masback on Kornheiser

          mr magoo needs to get back on his prozac or get a life !

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