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IOC tells U.S. to clean up its own doping house

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We (U.S.) are particularly good at moralizing. Witness how we gleefully punish foreign banks for misdeeds, all while we let U.S. banks run wild and bilk fellow citizens.

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The IOC fired back on Thursday, telling the United States it should do more to clean up its own doping issues, particularly what it sees as inadequate testing in professional and college sports.

This seems like quite a deflection considering USADA has nothing to do with drug testing in pro or collegiate sports.

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This seems like quite a deflection considering USADA has nothing to do with drug testing in pro or collegiate sports.

Maybe that's the problem.

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$IOC $is $not $doing $enough $to $force $$$USA$$$ $to $comply

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In the USA, Pro sports players usually have enough money to buy off a doctor to gain access to the best drugs that aren't caught by current drug testing.

Why else would an NBA player spend their off-season in Germany?

In a few years, the drug tests will catch up and a whole new batch of PED will be used instead. Only the poor people get caught.

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If there was no doping,none, than in the Olympics, the US would be competing for medals tally at the 15th position and not the 1st.

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In a few years, the drug tests will catch up and a whole new batch of PED will be used instead. Only the poor people get caught.

They keep samples, and re-test with new technologies in the future. Those using PEDs have to consider that their undetectable method today, may become detectable tomorrow.

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In the US, pro sports are governed by rules reached between the owners and the players union through arbitration negotiations

MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, etc.

USADA can't force those owners or the players to do anything unless where it concerns playing in the Olympics

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Russian athletes were cleared of doping allegations by the Highest Court in Sport in Switzerland.

Looks like the US is the country with the doping problem, not Russia.

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Russian athletes were cleared of doping allegations by the Highest Court in Sport in Switzerland.

The problem with Russia goes beyond the athletes but more significantly the system - they're still banned in International Athletics:

http://www.beinsports.com/en/athletics/news/iaaf-maintains-russias-athletics-ban-over-dop/939333

"Progress has been made in key areas, but we aren't yet at that point where every element of that (reinstatement) criteria has been met."

Rune Andersen - the head of the IAAF's Russian taskforce team - said three demands must be met for Russia to be reinstated.

Firstly, the Russian athletics federation (RUSAF) must pay for the costs incurred by the IAAF in the wake of the doping scandal, notably the establishment of the taskforce.

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) must also be reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), with a key requirement being the acknowledgement by Moscow that ministry of sport officials orchestrated the doping of Russian athletes.

And finally, Russian authorities must give access to doping tests carried out at Rusada's Moscow laboratory between 2011-15.

There's no such system or access problem in the US

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