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Date Posted: 21:34:08 11/11/05 Fri
Author: rider
Subject: What say you?

QUOTE (MJtje @ Nov 10 2005, 09:22 AM)

So when are people going to understand that you don't do something on youre own. Millar got his epo from doctor lopeze from euskatel....and he got fired very fast after that confession. So from who did Heras get epo? Did he inject it himself? Or was it a doctor? Ít's waaay to simplistic to say that only Heras is guilty!! And what to think of Saiz being the spokesperson for the riders, or am I mistaken?


<a rel=nofollow target=_blank href="http://www.dailypeloton.com/displayarticle.asp?pk=8654">http://www.dailypeloton.com/displayarticle.asp?pk=8654</a>

According to Kelli White in the above article and link with her speech and Q&A the harshness of the penalties to the athletes compared to no action for the team doctors, coaches, drug dealers is unfair.
She stated that not only was her coach, Victor Balco the dealer, but also medical doctors who had to write prescriptions for stimulants and other drugs to cover up the dope she was using... looking at this it is a ring of participants who make it possible for athletes to dope and have sustained success in beating the tests.
The DIS-INCENTIVE to the Doctors, dealers and coaches due to light or no punishment at all has to be addressed and dealt with.
If only the riders or athletes are punished and the dealers, doctors and others are left to prey on other riders or ply their trade two conditions will remain unhandled:
1- As personell providing drug are not punished they will continue to convince other athletes to dope and
2- They will continue to provide drugs and make a profit in their chosen profession and destroy the sport by evolving more performance enhancing drugs that can not be detected.
One of the areas that has to be addressed if we want drug free sport of any kind is that the dealers and doctors have to be punished as a conspiracy to defraud other athletes.
It makes sense to me that Coaches who aid or suggest drugs to athletes should be banned for life from a coaching position as they have betrayed the trust of the athlete and the concept of drug free and Fair sport.
In the case of dealers they should be given severe jail sentences as they are in the business of not only defrauding the public of a clean playing field but corrupting sports. They should also be banned from any connection with sport including being a spectator for life.
Team owners or team personell who make drugs available or demand or encourage their use should be banned from the sport for life at every level from amateur and above.
Doctors who as part of a ring writing prescriptions to mask or give drugs to aid performance should be charged with malpractice and banned from the sport for life.
Any members of National Teams personell should like wise have these standards applied to them with the addition that they can never hold a post in a national sports organization.
If we punish just the rider and not attack the persons and systems that exist and have existed in the past to continue the problem there will be no end to the problem of drugs in sport.
Fines for these individuals should also be added to penalties and the money used to conduct research for testing, finance investigation of drug dealers and makers of drugs and to rehabilitate athletes.
To do less will only encourage the status quo to continue; and may be the reason with all the efforts of the UCI in the past we have not had more success in the battle.
When I see mechanisms in place such as these I will believe we are at the start of creating a new era in Cycling and sport without drugs.

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