Author Topic: Sky - gaming the system?  (Read 89964 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1400 on: January 14, 2019, 09:22:31 pm »
The fact that an outfit called Fit4Sport is selling testosterone is indicative of the prevalence of PED use. 

However, the fact he is facing proceedings from the GMC rather than WADA is akin to Al Capone being done for tax evasion rather than organised racketeering and murder.
Presumably the GMC's powers are limited to striking him off and fining him, but a GMC tribunal wouldn't preclude charges from WADA.
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Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1401 on: January 15, 2019, 09:55:43 am »
<checks sports news>

Oh. Boy...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/46870091
Bit of a Freudian slip from that BBC piece?
"But at a time when the future of Team Sky is shrouded in uncertainty after the withdrawal of its principle backer, this case has already cast another shadow over a sport that has delivered so much glory for Britain over the last decade."

Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1402 on: January 15, 2019, 12:02:25 pm »
I'm loving the fact that Freeman lied to Dr Steve Peters about the dope (and got the dope company to fabricate an email).

So Peters was busy ascribing all the success of BC/Sky to him releasing riders from their inner chimp, when all along it was really good old  weapons-grade dope  ;D

mattc

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Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1403 on: January 15, 2019, 12:15:31 pm »
I'm loving the fact that Freeman lied to Dr Steve Peters about the dope (and got the dope company to fabricate an email).

So Peters was busy ascribing all the success of BC/Sky to him releasing riders from their inner chimp, when all along it was really good old  weapons-grade dope  ;D
I think it remains to be proven that this did occur, but I admit it would be funny if it did.
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citoyen

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Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1404 on: January 15, 2019, 12:22:45 pm »
There's a smoking gun and it has Freeman's fingerprints all over it, but it is yet to be ascertained who was shot, when, where and how many times.

Of course, no one would be at all surprised at this stage if the cards in the Cluedo envelope were Wiggins, in the arse, with a great big syringe.

Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1405 on: January 15, 2019, 12:38:41 pm »
 ;D ;D

Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1406 on: January 17, 2019, 11:21:53 am »
Also

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/46885207

"An email at the centre of the controversy over a mystery delivery of testosterone to the National Cycling Centre has been obtained by the BBC.

The correspondence, dated 18 October 2011, is from a staff member at one of the country's leading medical suppliers, Fit4Sport Limited, to Dr Richard Freeman, the former chief medic at British Cycling and Team Sky.

It shows that five months passed between the testosterone gel arriving at their headquarters and Freeman receiving confirmation it had been delivered in error."

Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1407 on: January 17, 2019, 04:10:50 pm »
Gotta love BC's contortions.

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In November 2017, British Cycling announced its intention to sever ties with Fit4Sport because they said the company - along with Freeman - had not co-operated with their investigation.

Not sure about that, but I certainly remember UKad's Nicole Sapstead stating that SKY/BC had stonewalled their investigations continuously through 2017/8 and resisted all requests for relevant information.

Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1408 on: January 17, 2019, 09:05:20 pm »
Have to say that I looked at the Fit4Sport website at the time, but couldn’t find the testosterone patches listed;)

Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1409 on: February 06, 2019, 06:37:39 pm »
Former British Cycling doctor's medical adjourned until Friday


due to begin in Manchester on Wednesday but he did not attend and a delay until Friday at 09:30 GMT was agreed

Edit to add:

Delayed quite a lot now it seems
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/47204410?fbclid=IwAR19iRHvCyN_NNx11pLydOeQCOKR5dfttMZwFSvIwYEoyXS51fQC6w_r5ds

Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1410 on: February 13, 2019, 08:32:16 am »
Delayed ........ again .......

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/freeman-tribunal-risks-being-delayed-until-next-year/

Nothing to see please move on 😆

Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1411 on: February 13, 2019, 09:40:44 am »
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-6692919/Richard-Freemans-medical-tribunal-delayed-amid-concerns-delays-UK-Anti-Doping.html

Statute of limitations means UKAD have to act before May or Sky escape Scot free. If UKAD wait until GMC hearing is over before acting then Freeman will probably have run down the clock

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1412 on: March 01, 2019, 08:41:20 pm »
There is no sport untouched by doping: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/47420065
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mattc

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Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1413 on: March 02, 2019, 12:05:46 pm »
There is no sport untouched by doping: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/47420065
A rollercoaster of a read! You keep moving further to one side of the issue, and then comes the final line, with a fact that rapidly changed my opinion of the key player in the story:

"In 2017, Helgemo and world number two, fellow Norwegian Tor Helness, 61, were both convicted of tax evasion."
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Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1414 on: March 05, 2019, 10:19:31 am »
Team Ineos

citoyen

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Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1415 on: March 05, 2019, 11:47:51 am »
Team Ineos

So they've actually managed to find a sponsor owned by someone even more unlikeable than Murdoch? Wow.

Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1416 on: March 18, 2019, 08:42:20 pm »
Sponsored by a chemical and pharmaceutical company.  May as well go direct to the supplier. ;)

Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1417 on: March 18, 2019, 08:51:56 pm »
Freeman has managed to evade his GMC hearing. It is likely to now happen next year...and it's only March).

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Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1418 on: March 18, 2019, 09:14:04 pm »
Freeman has managed to evade his GMC hearing. It is likely to now happen next year...and it's only March).

Are you sure this isn't the Brexit thread?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Reply #1419 on: April 01, 2019, 07:42:35 pm »
Not only Sky 'gaming' the system:
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The game, called Virtual Cycling, allows gamblers to place bets on a piece of paper obtained over the counter, showing a graphic similar to a roulette table. The game features a maximum stake of £500, five times what was possible on the FOBT games that are now banned. Players bet on when an animated cyclist travelling around a track will be overtaken by virtual competitors, based on numbers corresponding to sections of the track.
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