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Date Posted: 11:59:22 07/27/06 Thu
Author: Steve in ATL
Subject: Re: Embarassed Cycling Fan Here
In reply to: Velo 's message, "Re: Embarassed Cycling Fan Here" on 11:55:19 07/27/06 Thu

>>>Time to cancel the Olympics.
>>>It's only a bit of testosterone. Does it matter? I
>>>6 hours of fun watching.
>>I think that's a fair attitude to have, too. I mean,
>>when it comes down to it, it was still an entertaining
>>race. And that's what it's about - entertainment.
>>Fair? how the heck should I know.
>Fairness to other riders isn't the main concern when
>it comes to doping revelations - as the sport becomes
>more farcical in the public perspective, we'll start
>to see more of this:
><a rel=nofollow target=_blank href="http://www.velonews.com/news/fea/10593.0.html">http://www.velonews.com/news/fea/10593.0.html</a>
>And that ultimately is what will spell the end of pro
>cycling as we know it. No tv, no sponsors.

You know what? Someone will still want to watch cycling. And as long as someone still wants to watch it (provided there are a sufficient number of someones, obviously, but you and I know there will be), the market will provide it. So this german network drops it. OK. Is there a competitor? Will they broadcast it? Are they also going to stop broadcasting all athletics?

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