Confessions: Wall of silence in dopin...

Confessions: Wall of silence in doping crumbling

There are 6 comments on the Bellingham Herald story from Sep 6, 2012, titled Confessions: Wall of silence in doping crumbling. In it, Bellingham Herald reports that:

At left, in a July 19, 2009 file photo Lance Armstrong competes during the 15th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Pontarlier, France and Verbier, Switzerland.

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inheatwillyouche at

Bryn Mawr, PA

#1 Sep 6, 2012
The Code. "The Code" says if I am willing to get dirty so MUST you. You want to play in this pen you will get dirty.

I'm glad that enough had enough of a conscience to admit what they did and saw.
GeeMan

Blackwood, UK

#2 Sep 6, 2012
Does the Code also say if I spill my guts I less of a penalty than you even though we both got as Dirty as each other? And does it add that when I do this I will also make money from it?

Man you cannot honestly in your heart believe that crock you wrote, do you?
inheatwillyouche at

Bryn Mawr, PA

#3 Sep 6, 2012
GeeMan wrote:
Does the Code also say if I spill my guts I less of a penalty than you even though we both got as Dirty as each other? And does it add that when I do this I will also make money from it?
Man you cannot honestly in your heart believe that crock you wrote, do you?
Believe it? I've seen it. I've seen 'the code' in the workplace especially with those trying to get over at every turn. It's like let's see what we can get away with today. I've been looked down upon simply because I actually worked til quiting time on Fridays or some of the fewest sick days in the district. I've seen the code in action in gyms where guys talk up their training and nutrition and then you catch them and buddies shooting each other up with the juice in the locker room.
These guys might have broken the rat code but they admitted to what they did and saw others do. So what these guys made money for writing a book which is standard practice for writing a book. These books can serve as a lesson to those entering sport or the sport of cycling. If Lance wrote an honest book he would get paid too.
I heard Tyler Hamilton on ESPN today and spoke of the pressures of a younger up coming rider who really wants to bike and compete. Everyone wants to impress when they're new on the job. It sounds like the movie Training Day. The newbies write this stuff off not as a crime but as how things are done on the pro bike tour. They are only breaking rules and not the law in their minds. The code implies you turn a blind eye, play dumb and niave and do what you are told.
GeeMan

Blackwood, UK

#4 Sep 7, 2012
Intheheat the USADA are not part of the Code you mention and the point I have made is when the hammer falls on equal charges why should some get less than others they accuse when the rules state you are not allowed to do this.

We all appreciate the laws of the playground go through life but not in justice when the rules (not Laws under WADC) state you cannot do this.

These guys did not GET a conscience it has been bought and that is the reason why organisations such as IOC/UCI/TDF and others are unwilling to make any comment untill they see all the Case Evidence.

I totally get what you are saying but look at who benefits here and change Armstrong name to Landis and how many do you think woud be willing to come forward when there is no endorsement on the table.

Another rule of the Code is you dont rat out others when you were happy to get dirty with us all.

No matter what people think of Armstrong and if he cheated or not he has never accused others the way they are with him which is also part of the Code is it not, dont rat out your friends?
Cyclingfan

San Francisco, CA

#5 Sep 7, 2012
With the big bucks in promotions and sponsorships it is very tempting to dope. One unnamed official says that you have to be very stupid to get caught because it is so easy to get away with it.
GeeMan

Blackwood, UK

#7 Sep 7, 2012
Well thats the same across a Sports as the anti-doping is the same for all sports.

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