Posts by Shane Telfer
Hard News: The Public Address 2012 Word…,
Parata-speak for closing ChCh schools.
Field Theory: Yellow wristband, White flag, in reply to
It's a myth created by repetition that Lance never failed a drug test. On the TDF in 1999 he tested positive for cortisone, which he dodged with a retrospective prescription for cortisone. Most of the implicit subsequent allegations centre on EPO, which is very difficult to detect. When the USADA release their evidence it may well be rather telling. There are some persistent rumors of cover-ups of failed tests, for example in the Tour de Suisse, that were assisted by the UCI. As for Livestrong, this is stunning:
Field Theory: Olympics-eve, in reply to
Unfortunately the individual pursuit has been dropped from the track programme along with the Madison. Apparently this was due to timetable constraints imposed by leveling the number of men's and women's events (now 5+5 rather than 7+3). The team pursuit is still there and a team sprint event.