Sorry Saga - “It’s actually quite funny people thinking they know more than they actually do”


#2393

The AFL basically has just set up these fake unions. There is no one who’s truly independent, so Frawley can get farked. If he was depressed it was probably due to guilt, because in his heart he knew what was happening was wrong. Perhaps he actually has a conscience, but didn’t want to bite the hand that feeds him.


#2394

Anyone with half a brain and a decent set of eyes can see what happens to people who resist the AFL.
They get walked over, flattened, sometimes harassed by the media and then sent to Coventry. Frawley didn’t get any of that sort of treatment, yet.

He will be taken care of by the AFL, wait and watch.


#2395

Frawley is a moron of the highest.


#2396

The last figures I saw were that the AFL funds the AFLCA to the tune of $850k a year. AFL funding of the AFLPA is opaque.
Goyder has come from a body accountable to shareholders and where potential conflicts of interest are made available to Shareholders .
The AFL has gone beyond being a regulator of the game with its funding ultimately dependent on the sporting public . Goyder should try to bring some corporate principles into AFL operations.
At the very least , he should introduce public diisclosure of financial interests of board members and public dissemination of AFL minutes and decisions.
If those in the AFL want to strut themselves as corporate players, they should be prepared to accept the exposure of their operations.


#2397

#2398

Fair suck of the sav bigallan, we know that’s not going to happen off their own bat.


#2399

And Travis Tygart the head of USADA and Donald Young who helped write the WADA code and prosecuted the CAS case against the Essendon 34 are embroiled in a scandal from their time at US Swimming. Protecting swimming coaches who assaulted swimmers by paying off the complainants.

You wouldnt read about it.


#2400

ASADA scheduled for 9.15 pm at 26 October Senate Estimates. Senator Brockman WA ( Back’s successor) is the new Chair.


#2401

Those farking Rsoles… WADA did everything to stitch up 34 innocent players but more evidence they turned a blind eye to systematic doping:

WADA is accused of sitting on mass China doping claims for five years

The World Anti-Doping Agency has come under fire for taking five years to begin investigating allegations of systematic doping in China that were first made by a whistleblower in 2012.

On Sunday the Chinese doctor Xue Yinxian told the German broadcaster ARD that more than 10,000 Chinese athletes had used banned substances during the 1980s and 90s, including every medal winner in every major championships – claims that Wada has now referred to its intelligence unit for scrutiny.

However, Wada’s critics have pointed out that Xue, whose elite roles included chief medical supervisor for the Chinese gymnastics team, made similar claims in an interview to the Sydney Morning Herald in 2012, where she described doping in China as “rampant in the 1980s” and said that anyone who rejected drugs “would face punishment or criticism”.

The 79-year-old, who is seeking political asylum in Germany, also told the paper that she had fought a losing battle against systematic doping in elite sport in China, although she did not mention how many athletes she believed had doped.

Renee-Anne Shirley, the former head of Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, wrote on Twitter: “Dr Xue made these accusations in 2012 but Wada did nothing about them then. Guess they only move when ARD TV does a documentary?”

Shirley also criticised the International Association of Athletics Federations, for what she called its “wimpy” response to a letter published in February from Chinese athletes linked to the controversial track coach Ma Junren, whose athletes broke 66 national and world records, which said they had been forced to take performance-enhancing drugs.

In response to Shirley’s claims, Wada pointed out that it was only formed in November 1999; and, only in January 2015, acquired the power to investigate under the 2015 Code. “Since then, the agency has built up its intelligence and investigations capability and exercised this power as appropriate,” a spokesperson told the Guardian.

“The same applies here – the agency will ensure that, if action is warranted and feasible under the Code, all the necessary and appropriate steps will be taken.” Wada also confirmed it would be willing to work “with or alongside” other anti‑doping bodies, including the IAAF’s Athletics Integrity Unit, to get to the truth of the matter.

Xue, who was dismissed from the Chinese national team for refusing to give a young gymnast a banned substance at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, has said that children as young as 11 were taking banned drugs to improve their performance and that the state-run doping system covered every sport from athletics to weightlifting.

She has also called for “all international medals” won by her country during that period should be declared void because they are “tainted by doping – gold, silver and bronze. “There must have been more than 10,000 people involved. People believed only in doping, anyone who took doping substances was seen to be defending the country,” she added.

However the chances of any convictions are slim given the difficulty in prosecuting cases decades after the alleged offences.

The International Olympic Committee confirmed it was aware of Wada’s investigation into the claims. A spokesperson said: “The World Anti-Doping Agency is looking into the allegations – this is their role.”


#2402


#2403

/fxd


#2404

Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but has anyone watched the doco “Icarus” on Netflix? Interesting is an understatement.


#2405

Great doco, a great follow up to the that is the interview with the creator Bryan Fogel on JRE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2FCBIpKCdI


#2406

I am certain the statues of limitation for the WADA code is 10 years, so imagine little can be done. There have cases of athletes confessing to taking drugs 20 years ago, yet nothing has happened.


#2407

BOCK.


#2408

UNLEASH THE BOCK

Those were the days when we had beanpole Christian Bock on the rookie list!


#2409

WADA began in 1999, so no doubt it will wipe its hands of the Chinese claims in a governance context. But its predecessors in the Olympic movement and other international sports bodies , many of whom are still around, would have had knowledge ( just as they turned a blind eye to Russia , Carl Lewis and Lance Armstrong for so many years)


#2410

A few Senate Republicans are starting to speak out against Trump, claiming the youth of tomorrow will ask why did you stay silent and let this happen.

Simiarly, when the truth comes out, Essendon supporters of tomorrow will wonder why did the supporters of today stay silent allow this to happen to these innocent players.

Justice for the 34 will not stay silent. We will never forget.

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement.


#2411

A few Senate Republicans are starting to speak out against Trump, claiming the youth of tomorrow will ask why did you stay silent and let this happen.

Simiarly, when the truth comes out ( and it will eventually) Essendon supporters of tomorrow will wonder why did the supporters of today stay silent allow this to happen to these innocent players.

Justice for the 34 will not stay silent. We will never forget.

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement.


#2412

Jackson Taylor case stabby?