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Ashenden: CSC anti doping system proves nothing

October 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Blood doping expert Michael Ashenden recognizes the anti doping work of pro cycling team CSC, but does not belive, that it can be used as an indication of whether or not the team is using doping.
Asked about the credibility of Team CSC and doping expert Rasmus Damsgaard’s anti doping system in connection with the […]

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Jaksche attacked Pat McQuaid

October 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Jörg Jaksche (t.t.l.) and Pat McQuaid (Photo: Ingrid Trier) 
Former pro cyclist Jörg Jaksche once again drew attention to himself, when he contridicted UCI president on the present state of doping in pro cycling.
Pat McQuaid has a somewhat brighter look on the doping problems in pro cycling than various commentators as well as former riders. On […]

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Can Kosovo play the game?

October 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Since 1991 kosovar athletes have not been able to compete on an international level.
The war agains Serbia was the first stopper for the athletes - the war ended in 1999 but since then the kosovar athletes have been trapped in a game of politics.
For 16 years Kosovo has not had a national team in any […]

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Tags: Theme: Autonomy of sport

Footballers demand video referees

October 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Referee Peter Mikkelsen. (Photo: Peter Kjærbye)

Referees in modern football should have technological advantages which can help them make correct calls during the matches. At least that is the opinion of american international Jeremiah White and his clubmate and captain in the danish club AGF Aarhus, Peter Graulund. They recently suffered a defeat against rivals Brøndby […]

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Tags: Theme: Digital battle

Expert: Athletes should be surveyed by GPS

October 29th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Michael Ashenden at Play the Game (Photo: Ingrid Trier)
Australian blood doping expert Michael Ashenden has three ideas on how to prevent doping users from winning competetions. One of them involves a GPS system, that tells doping authorities where athletes are at all times.
Project coordinator at the Science and Industry Against Blood Doping, Michael Ashenden, […]

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LazyTown: Balancing childrens health

October 29th, 2007 · 7 Comments

Magnus Scheving is the founder of the tv-show LazyTown, which is a worldwide success. It motivates kids to eat healthier and move more. But is it okay to use a tv-show to get the message through? And can children get too conscious about health-issues? Magnus Scheving shares his thoughts on children, their rolemodels and […]

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Tags: Theme: Children in sport

Mega events: Bids get higher and higher

October 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Year by year, the bids for hosting mega events, like the soccer World Cup and the Olympics, have risen to astronomical figures. More and more countries enter the bidding process, and this bidding war raises the probability for a negative economic outcome for the hosts. In the end, it is the citizens of the hosting […]

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EU decision is anticipated with both fear and hope

October 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Whether people are positive or negative towards the EU white paper on sports seems to depend a lot on where they are in the world. In Puerto Rico journalists are following the current debate in European Union about government intervention in sports.
If the EU decides to allow more intervention, major international sports organisations like […]

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Tags: Theme: Autonomy of sport

In cycling you take drugs

October 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

He was 19 years old and had only been a professional rider for half a year, when he was introduced to doping. Jörg Jaksche was almost dropped from his team, but the fact, that he was riding on a natural basis gave the case another solution:

”The team manager came into my room and said: […]

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Jaksche claims he did not ask Riis for advice

October 29th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The battle between former pro cyclist Jörg Jackshe and CSC team owner Bjarne Riis continues. Both claim, that the other person is lying.

Photo: Niels Nyholm. 
Bjarne Riis told The Pulse on Sunday, that he never threatened Jörg Jaksche, but only advised him not to involve others in the interview with German magazine Der Spiegel regarding Jaksches […]

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Tags: Theme: Anti-doping