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RE: Wow: Ken Goe says if you believe Alberto Salazar is a doper you must also believe USADA is inept
I would not call anyone inept. I could be wrong, but I think the US tests and investigates more than other countries. That said, I would be surprised if this goes anywhere. People may not like his approach but it could be that he is inside the rules, hence the term actionable. By all means, keep testing and investigate but I would temper expectations and put this in context to other doping scandals in the sport.

Plus, do people just think Rupp is a cheat and no one else?

In terms of dominance Rupp is nothing like Bonds or Lance. They totally dominated their sports and set all sorts of records. And Lance had a whole team doping. Rupp is a world class runner but he needs a really good day to medal and he has one AR. He is nowhere near world records. His accomplishment are not impossible - Jager has medaled and has an AR; Ritz got a World Half medal and ran a faster 5000 and half; Solinsky had potential to medal before getting hurt and crushed Rupp in his 10000 debut. And, of course, Centrowitz won gold and medaled in tactical races. I could go on but the point is that there are other US runners with great talent who have had success. And while there are people making statements against Rupp and AlSal there are also lots of people who seem reasonable and stand by them.

Aden's situation had EPO in his athletes' room at his camp. Seems harder to explain.


rojo wrote:

I really like Goe's work but don't agree with his logic on this one.

[quote]Ken Goe wrote:

It's hard to know whether to laugh or cry about the allegations against Salazar. They continue to linger because a two-year investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency remains open while also apparently going nowhere.

At this point, if you believe Salazar is cheating or has cheated you must also believe the USADA is inept.

Here is a thought: in the absence of any actionable evidence, maybe it's reasonable to conclude he hasn't cheated.


I totally get that if it's annoying for everyone (Salazar haters and lovers) that this has gone on so long, but I don't believe that if you think Salazar has cheated you have to think USADA is inept as well simply because nothing has been proven.

I mean it's very hard to get convictions in this world. Lance Armstrong was accused of doping in 1999. He didn't get convicted until 2012. Bonds hit 70+ homers in 2001 but didn't get charged with anything until 2017.

Hell, the thing that's frustrating for me is law enforcement raided Aden's hotel in Spain last June and we've had no convictions almost a year later. Stuff is very hard to prove (and yes Aden could be clean).

Tons of athletes doped in the 1980s and 1990s and were never busted just like plenty of criminals commit crimes and never get bused. How often do I speed and never get busted? All the time.

Here is the full article.

http://www.oregonlive.com/trackandfield/index.ssf/2017/04/friday_morning_news_notes_link_61.html#incart_river_index[/quote]

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