Kavitha A. Davidson

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A demoralizing investigation on performance-enhancing substances in cycling has found that the sport’s international governing bodies have largely ignored anti-doping efforts and shielded athletes from testing positive. This may not be a huge surprise, but the breadth of the problem as disclosed is still pretty shocking.

The 227-page report by the Cycling Independent Reform Commission concludes that for years, the International Cycling Union ignored widespread doping, particularly in regard to Lance Armstrong, to protect the sport’s reputation and maintain its growth. It states:

The allegations and review of UCI’s anti-doping programme reveal that decisions taken by UCI leadership in the past have undermined anti-doping efforts: examples range from adopting an attitude that prioritised a clean image and sought to contain the doping problem, to disregarding the rules and giving preferential status to high profile athletes, to publicly criticising whistleblowers and engaging in personal disputes with other stakeholders.…  Seguir leyendo »

Adam Silver wants you to know that he is really, really not David Stern.

That’s the main takeaway from today’s remarkable press conference in which the new NBA commissioner banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the team and the league for life for making racist statements. Silver also levied the maximum $2.5 million fine and vowed to force Sterling to sell the Clippers, an outcome most thought appropriate but doubted fell within the league’s powers. “We have the authority to act as I’ve recommended,” Silver said.

In enacting the unprecedented penalty, the harshest possible, Silver is sending the message that he is not going to live in the owner’s pockets.…  Seguir leyendo »