Posted: 10/09/2015 at 21:29
I think Lance trumped Paula's placards
"In 2002 Armstrong had donated $25,000 towards the UCI’s costs for drug testing and in 2007 a further $100,000 towards a drug-testing machine"
I understood that Lance provided the machine itself; this makes sense if you think about it. It meant that he knew what machinery was being used to test his blood; allowing greater precision when manipulating his own numbers! Love him or hate him, you have to admire him!
Furthermore even 300 tests on one person is a lot! In 2011 the International Tennis Federation only did 130 blood tests! That is 130 on ALL tennis players!
I do not think that athletics has a major problem with drugs, it seems to have a regular harvest of cheats. Top names as well as the less well known, this is to be expected in any well paid sport.
Where other sports are concerned we are expected to believe that their competitors are paragons of virtue who do not need regular tests in or out of competition. The spotlight should be elsewhere, not on Paula or athletics.