Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
14 Total Tests
|Athlete Name||Test Count|
|Michael C Bryan||2|
|Robert C Bryan||2|
|Christina M McHale||1|
|Venus E Williams||2|
Sunday, April 19, 2015
"Quantity doesn't mean quality. The program in anti-doping has to be very focused and I'm proud to say the tennis program is one of the best,'' he [Ricci Bitti] said, adding that ''there could be a little bit more'' testing.
The ITF has the right to retest samples for a period of eight years. This has been used in other Olympic sports in the past to catch drug cheats from past years using modern technology, but Ricci Bitti said the ITF very rarely used its right to reopen samples.
"We retain all our testing and we can retest,'' he said. ''I believe in sports like the Olympics, this has some value because it's one competition every four years, but we test the players continuously, so it's not so important."I can only assume that this means that the ITF doesn't consider it necessary to retest samples related to players that have been linked to Dr. Fuentes, or Dr. del Moral, or the Biogenesis clinic.
Do we need any further evidence that the tennis anti-doping program lacks competent leadership?
Friday, April 17, 2015
I wonder who he thinks should get tested instead?
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
"The doping issue is peculiar. You hear speculation—immeasurably more than was issued just a few years ago—and while it often comes from members of the camp rather than the locker room, you proceed on the assumption that the coach/agent/trainer/botanist of Player X wouldn’t be expressing these views if Player X weren’t similarly skeptical.
Yet when players are clipped for violations, their colleagues close ranks and decry the system, the onerous testing and the feckless administrators. I understand that there’s a code. And the sense of brotherhood (the majority are male) and collegiality is admirable. But it’s surprising to me how often the indicted player is not disgraced, but rather has the public backing of his colleagues..."
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
@Tehaspe those are my only choices ?— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) March 22, 2015
@Tehaspe you don't think this is chiefly about a serial bad actor who didn't think he could win w/o doping?— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) March 22, 2015
@Tehaspe any chance you could make your points (which are often quite good) without the ad hominem attacks and cheap shots?— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) March 27, 2015
@jon_wertheim (1/2) I was just trying to get a clear answer on Odesnik. Do you believe there's nothing more here but a journeyman testing +?— SnR (@Tehaspe) March 27, 2015
@jon_wertheim (2/2) And that it tells us nothing of the quality, judgement & competence of the ITF's antidoping program, given the history?— SnR (@Tehaspe) March 27, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Decision in the case of Wayne Odesnik
Read more at http://www.itftennis.com/news/202429.aspx#7jbUPpyAFBlpUXPU.99
Sunday, March 8, 2015
“For a long time, the main focus of U.C.I. leadership was on the growth of the sport worldwide, and its priority was to protect the sport’s reputation; doping was perceived as a threat to this...the emphasis of U.C.I.’s antidoping policy was, therefore, to give the impression that U.C.I. was tough on doping rather than actually being good at antidoping.”
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
"We're about to leave when he brings up Lance Armstrong. What can you tell me, he asks. I want to play the small-time mafia guy in the interrogation room: I know nothing. But Murray is not taking no as an answer. He has seen the documentaries, he has read the books and he needs more. The gym where he does his peak oxygen uptake testing used to have an Armstrong poster on the wall and before the Texan was banned, he said to the lady in charge he thought she should take it down.One hopes that this is the just the beginning of Walsh getting involved with tennis.
"The poster has gone now, as have the two Livestrong bikes at another gym he uses in the US. Murray wants to know about the $10m (PS6.5m) Armstrong has been ordered to pay SCA Promotions and how many cyclists died from EPO abuse and what happened to the blood bags in the Eufemiano Fuentes case and why they weren't analysed."