Wednesday, May 23, 2007

T-Mobile Scandal

One of the biggest mistakes in Irag was the "de-Baathification" of the army and government. Anyone linked to the former regime was blacklisted. That left a lot of people with nothing to lose or everything to lose depending on how you look at it. Either way not good.
The T-Mobile/Telekom 90s doping scandal puts cycling and T-Mobile at a similar cross roads. How these revelations and people are handled will set a precedent that will either clean up the sport or perpeturate the omerta that has prevailed.
I think there needs to be an amnesty period for people to come clean without punishment. It is more important to break the silence and bring this into the open than to end a couple careers as the doping machine spins on.
Once the amnesty period is over, I guess, aggressvie punishment and testing is the only alterntative. Testing in the Slipstream/CSC style.

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