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Actually, there's only one WAY to solve the doping in cycling

Old 08-05-06, 12:52 PM
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Actually, there's only one WAY to solve the doping in cycling

Everyone's got their own ideas (including the UCI) about how to fix doping in cycling (and in all sports) but so far no one's come up with an answer. While I don't have the "fix" answer I think there's only one way to solve this issue:

* The UCI needs to hire an impartial/unbiased third party that will:
1. Set up a website, phone-answering (and mail) service for all professional cyclists, Director Sportif's, managers, etc.
2. The website, phone, address, etc is only given out to pros, ds's etc, and NOT made public
(to ensure only they use it, they can all be given a randomly assigned id #)
3. Everyone answers a number of questions created by the UCI about fixing the problem and also offers a personal solution to fixing the problem, as well as their own questions, concerns (it's a pretty free forum)
4. All of this is anonymous and only the answers, ideas are released to the UCI, NOT the identities nor even the ID numbers
5. To ensure anonymity, everyone's answers/ideas are translated into french, english, spanish (whatever) and the original language is not revealed

The UCI can then use all those inputs (from the people actually involved in doping, cycling, team running, etc, i.e. those actually affected by the whole thing) to come up with a solution that just might actually discourage doping by cyclists and teams. I'd be willing to bet that would deliver a more successful plan than ANYthing else. (Of course it depends how honest everyone is with their answers, but that'll depeend on only one thing: do they believe they'll be kept anonymous and untraceable, so we'll need to throw L'Equipe onto a deserted island for a bit - JK)
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Whatever. If you're not cheating, you're not trying hard enough.
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Old 08-05-06, 04:09 PM
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Cheating can never be stopped. Cheaters will always cheat. And always think they'll get away with it.
Passing laws and hiring policeman does not stop thieves from stealing.
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Originally Posted by rgerve
Passing laws and hiring policeman does not stop thieves from stealing.
Like I said, everyone's offering solutions without finding out how the cyclists, teams, DS's etc think/perceive the situation. What you state above is merely ONE solution. Perhaps it's not using laws and police but something diff. Look at what happened in Boston (Mass) - the laws were doing nothing to stop murders so they instead created a partnership with the community organizations, leaders, religious groups so that they would police themselves. They actually let the community handle getting suspects turned in instead of bashing in doors and having shootouts like normal. And Boston went from having the most handgun deaths of any city in the US to ZERO in a 2 year period. The UCI NEEDS to work WITH the cyclists, DS's, etc on this issue and currently they are not.
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