Ben L Wrong wrote:
George Hirsch wrote:
His automatic accusations suggest a new rule--automatic disqualification to anyone who sets a world record, even if they have never failed a test.
Because he's saying that testing is a joke (covered tests by NF's, IAAF bribery, silly excuses as "I didn't hear the doorbell", etc). Or inexistent for many East Africans -out of competition-.
He is not in a position to know this. He is seriously detracting from the overall effort against cheating by making claims he has zero ability to back up. He dos not work for the IAAF. He coaches no athletes who are at that level. It is hugely damaging to make claims that exceed one's knowledge. The doping problem is huge and it will take time to solve it. Statistically speaking, Magness has likely accused a number of clean athletes of cheating--a responsible coach would NEVER want to be in that position. If he really cared that much he would quit coaching and get involved in the enforcement end, help the folks who are doing the testing to get better at it, or talk about how to overcome Diack-style corruption. Instead he wants to just shoot from the him Donald Trump style and not actually help.