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IOC and Lance...here we go AGAIN

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ridetoofast, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,171611,00.html

    AUSTIN, Texas — IOC president Jacques Rogge (search) called Friday for outside "independent observers" to investigate allegations that seven-time Tour de France (search) champion Lance Armstrong (search) tested positive for EPO at the 1999 race.

    Both the International Cycling Union and the World Anti-Doping Agency have announced separate inquiries into the case, but Rogge said he prefers a fully independent probe.

    "I have asked that an independent inquiry be started to pinpoint the different responsibilities," Rogge said, adding he hoped "the inquiry, if possible, would also be able to show whether the sample was positive."

    In August, the French sports paper L'Equipe published documentation alleging six of Armstrong's frozen urine samples from the 1999 Tour came back positive for endurance-boosting EPO when they were retested last year.

    Armstrong denied using banned drugs and said he was the victim of a "witch hunt."

    Rogge wants a group of "independent observers" who are linked to WADA but operate autonomously to settle the issues if the UCI and WADA investigations lead to different conclusions.

    "If they have the same conclusion, no problem. But if they differ it would be good to go to the independent observers," he said.

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    Rogge questioned whether the samples belonged to Armstrong and whether they contained EPO. He insisted Armstrong's rights had not properly been respected.

    "Armstrong still enjoys the presumption of innocence," he said in an interview on the sideline of a meeting with Belgian business leaders.

    Rogge also said he wants to extend to all sporting federations the system of keeping doping samples for eight years for possible retroactive sanctions. He hopes WADA will come up with a viable procedure within the coming months.

    "It can be solved quickly," he said.

    On Thursday, the UCI said it appointed Dutch lawyer Emile Vrijman and his firm to conduct an independent investigation into L'Equipe's allegations. The cycling body said WADA's investigation was flawed because it was an "involved party."

    The leaders of WADA and UCI have been engaged in a bitter feud over the case. Last month, WADA chief Dick Pound accused former UCI president Hein Verbruggen of leaking documents about the alleged positive tests to L'Equipe. He also questioned UCI's willingness to fully investigate the allegations.

    UCI denied Pound's accusations and claimed he was blocking its investigation by withholding information.

    Cycling did not test for EPO until 2001. Backup "B" samples from 1999 were frozen and tested for EPO last year. Any sanctions are unlikely because the original "A" samples were used up and can't be verified for confirmation.
     
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  2. JRB

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    Good fukk*n lord.
     
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  3. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    Wheres a sharp object and a plane ticket to france when you need one?
     
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  4. JRB

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    Finally mack kind of steps in with some humor.
     
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  5. mack

    mack Turbo Monkey

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    Unfortunately the same cannot be said for you. :D
     
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  6. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    You're on your game today aren't you. :thumb:
     
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  7. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Ladies and gentelmen, for the first time ever, an intarweb miracle... Mack has owned Loco.
     
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  8. JRB

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    True - he did have a lot of negative karma to surpass though.
     
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  9. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Can't they just let it go and realize they are losers?

    and why do they freeze piss anyway?
     
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  10. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    option a: they were actually test samples for research

    option b: to come back and prove what juice monkeys these guys really are once they have proper tests.

    edit: I taipe gud
     
  11. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    someone will have to 'quote' me since e-snob frasier has me ignored, but he never answered a question in another thread...


    just why precisely do you think lance is on the juice that is of course if you choose to grace me with your answer
     
  12. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    Just leave the guy alone.....retired.....won't win any more....
     
  13. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    I doubt he will answer.