Comments on: Testing times for tennis players, but cyclists have it worse http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/2009/02/13/testing-times-for-tennis-players-but-cyclists-have-it-worse/ The Reuters global sports blog Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mark Anderson http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/2009/02/13/testing-times-for-tennis-players-but-cyclists-have-it-worse/comment-page-1/#comment-76 Sun, 15 Feb 2009 16:05:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/?p=192#comment-76 Actually Nid, I’m against most invasive testing because I believe in freedom, you know the concept right, or are you European? It’s only a matter of time before every employer can test any employee anywhere, anytime. Not only will they find out when you are using drugs or god forbid smoking cigarettes. They will also find out if you have a propensity for a particularly costly disease that their insurance policy just may have to pay for. In the future perhaps athletes should just wear an attached device, a sort of chastity urine device and could be tested continually, even in their sleep,they would have to remove it when they had sex, but it would be nice to know how often they do that, right? Just remember that if this type of testing can be done in sports, any employer can test, anywhere, anytime. What’s to stop them? I value my constitutional rights over “purity” in sports.

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By: nid starr http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/2009/02/13/testing-times-for-tennis-players-but-cyclists-have-it-worse/comment-page-1/#comment-75 Sun, 15 Feb 2009 04:10:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/?p=192#comment-75 (1) Accept the fact that it is your profession. If I earn that much money I will be happy to be tested every hour. Can you say that all players are clean?
(2) The drug doping is so advanced that they can time for the use before the testing and the test will be negative. To test at the tournament only will not work. As we know Spanish doctors are good at this!!!
(3) So many drugs can be used to mask the banned drugs-testing must be very tight and be more advanced too.
(4) If you are clean – you should be happy to be tested for the sake of clean sport. Watch out for those who are against the testing.

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By: julien pretot http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/2009/02/13/testing-times-for-tennis-players-but-cyclists-have-it-worse/comment-page-1/#comment-72 Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:39:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/?p=192#comment-72 “If other cyclists see you cycling where you shouldn’t be- double red flag.”

Damn right. See what happened to Michael Rasmussen in 2007. Harsh, although he had it coming.

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By: Ariel Bernsen http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/2009/02/13/testing-times-for-tennis-players-but-cyclists-have-it-worse/comment-page-1/#comment-71 Fri, 13 Feb 2009 19:48:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/?p=192#comment-71 I agree. Cyclists have to carry an in-depth diary at all times whether they are cycling or not, or in training or not. They have to report anytime they are called, at any time. They must be where they say they are and when at at what time. If you say you are in one place and you were elsewhere- God forbid. A red flag goes up. If other cyclists see you cycling where you shouldn’t be- double red flag. Cyclists are regularly tested- far more than any other athlete- and that is why you see more cheating. And I don’t hear them complaining. Although I am a tennis fan, I have always wondered why all of the “cheats” in tennis were almost always outside of the U.S. When was the last time that a top American was caught with anything more dangerous than a cough drop?

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