Thursday, 13 March 2008

WADA: Cast your ballots...

WADAwatch is musing...

Based on our point-blank question that was posited to the president of WADA, John Fahey, last month:

"Given the facts [.....], is WADA contemplating any investigation or sanction, to France as a Signatory, for the second litigation it undertook against Floyd Landis after and during the USADA case?"

... And in light of the recent fiasco involving, directly or indirectly, several Signatories to WADA (Governmental or Federational), concerning this year's professional cycling schedule, a battle royale, a veritable brouhaha, currently underway and pitting the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) versus any number of French entities, specifically ASO group, the Fédération française de cyclisme (FFC)...

BTW: That question (above) earned an 'Oh Jesus....' from Mr. Fahey, former Finance Minister of Australia some years ago, and was answered by Director General David Howman, in referring to the fact that France was able to do this as it was 'under their previous law, which allows for prosecuting foreign riders participating in French events' (paraphrased from notes).

Anyway, WADAwatch thus is contemplating, much in the light of its "TIPPING the Scales of Justice" (aka the 'Unimpressed by the PRESS') monthly awards (see January's and February's winners), to institute an annual...



Nominations to date, would have to include France, the British Olympic Committee (for its Chambers case (Which WADAwatch feels is a proper domestic situation, and hasn't addressed the issues, per se), and _______________ (fill in your very favorite by emailing WADAwatch >>>).

Nominations will close before the 28th of March, for the 2007 competition.

Best performance by a Governmental Signatory;

Best performance by a Sporting world Signatory.

This should be fun! (big ZENsmile)

The only rule, is there are NO RULES: Winners in either category, however, MAY BE from the same country, and for the same 'series of breaches' to the WADA CODE.

Stay tuned...

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