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- Dellas on Banned from ANZAC parade Ask the Mounted Police to have a presence at your Anzac Parade, Albany.Not all horses, or courses, deal with crowds well.And ... more
- Brian Bell on Anger at Comeagain placement Surely by now these morons must realise there is NO WHERE safe to place this bloke except for behind bars. more
- Laurie on Banned from ANZAC parade Does that mean that WA Police should not use their horses to attend riots, parades or on patrol, because someone may slip on ... more
- Greig on Clive says Sorry Palmer got carried away and his comments where undiplomatic. But should we really Trust the Chinese as much as the ... more
- Dellas on Woof woof is this the end? I went to the greyhound races once in the seventies.After waiting an hour, a roar from the crowd alerted me that something ... more
- Peter on Is it time for full deregulation? PaulHas anyone mentioned surge pricing regards Uber. The net is fullof stories of prices being 2x or 3x the quote. The ... more
- Peter Nel on On the lamb in Scarborough These animals look like goats,dressed in sheep clothing. more
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- justsomeguy,youknow on Is it time for full deregulation? If Sunday trading has been such a runaway success as it is why the need to change pay rates.Rhetorical question.Because it's ... more
- Carole Wynne on Foley murder raises ransom questions We should never pay ransom money no matter what terrorist are cowardly scum and giving them money will just encourage them ... more
- Carole Wynne on 'It's like child abuse': AMA Immunisation is personal choice not child abuse I had my kids immunised but I can understand why some parents don't and ... more
- Dellas on S.A.S in 'skimpy' scandal In what arena of war and conflict have any of your sensitive male bloggers fought?And "Amanda" can bare her breasts and her ... more
- alex p on S.A.S in 'skimpy' scandal perhaps we should only recruit the SAS from the pure of heart, like priests and choir boys. I know who I would turn to in an ... more
- Kerry on Woof woof is this the end? I think a more appropriate headline would have read: Are the greyhounds dog gone? more
- James Redden on No friction between Palmer and Wang Why does 6pr constantly use the pseydenoum "Sir Rumor" every time they are fed lies from the liberal party. The bias is ... more
- Matthew on S.A.S in 'skimpy' scandal @ Jess get over it - these are trained killers, yes we train them to kill not to cuddle.Let the boys blow off some steam, ... more
- Helen Stephenson on Banned from ANZAC parade Political Correctness Gone Mad. Horses Were An Integral Part Of This Campaign And ShouldBe Included In The Ceremony. more
- Chris on 'I have to keep my distance' Dear Carl, I absolutely feel the pain you are going through as a parent. I for one also have had to deal with the pain and ... more
- Dellas on Job ads: Indigenous only What's to know about Aboriginal or Indigenous employment? It's been in existence since 1984.Just ask Andrew Forrest's view ... more
- Dellas on S.A.S in 'skimpy' scandal Yeah, right, Amanda, when these men go fight the good fight in fundamentalist Islamic countries, what do they yell at the ... more
Armstrong drug fallout
Howard Sattler spoke to SBS cycling commentator Matthew Keenan about the fall out of Lance Armstrong's decision to not defend drug allegations that have been made against him by the US Anti-Doping Agency. Armstrong will be stripped of all his results since August 1998, including his seven Tour de France titles.
testing any athlete, particularly when considering variables such as multi-million dollar sponsorhip from billion dollar industries like nike, adidas, energy drinks, supplement companies, etc, etc becomes an exercise in futility because there is so much money at stake ie for every dollar invested in inventing new drug testing procedures, there is multiple times that amount invested in creating new drugs, masking agents, etc to beat them. it is not only futile but obtuse to expect ANY athlete to admit to using because that would be career and legacy suicide. said athlete would instantly lose everything they've been working their guts out for (probably their entire life) and risk being shunned, banned from the sport/activity they love. to presume any competitive athlete is/was or is/was not on drugs is therefore ludicrous. further, performance enhancing drugs have existed for as long as sports/athletics. steroids have been around since 1932 (used extensively on everyone from underweight children to soldiers and athletes, they were actually considered a health tonic until the 1970s. my point is, why attack living legends like Armstrong after the hose has bolted (parden pun). might as well continue with Jesse Owens while they're at it. i agree with Armstrong, to the morons hell bent on ruining a great athlete's legacy, get over your jealousy and get a life.Lost Property: Integrity Friday 24 August, 2012 - 10:45 PM
Great choice of words. Nuts!
I detest competitive sport...or dancing, or anything which deminishes a child's simple joy in movement.
When sport becomes a job (or profession), it's not fun. Remember the days when sporting people actually held down jobs and their committment was evident?
We're not dogs, or horses, born, trained or programmed to "perform".
Children are not stupid and cannot be trained to run around in circles everyday to make them fit or perfect or anything else than what we have made them.Dellas Friday 24 August, 2012 - 8:55 PM