Re: Re: U.S. track is about to find itself on trial

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Ryan
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I don't deny that this has the potential to cause great damage to the sport and I don't deny that there is a drug problem in the sport. Here's a question about the perception of the average sports fan, though. At least, in T&F, they put forth an effort to offer a clean sport. American sports fans have no trouble watching what everyone knows are drugged up players in the major pro sports but then take a holier than thou view of T&F? How about that for a double standard? If there is such a thing as a clean sport, even if there isn't, T&F is as clean as they come. Why is it the one taking all the heat on this issue? Is the perception of the sport dependent on how much or little it tries to enact and enforce drug rules? Would the sport's image be better if it just ignored the issue like all the major pro sports in America (and don't get me started on the ridiculous “testing policies” just recently enacted by the MLB and NFL, T&F may not be perfect but it is leaps and bounds ahead of them)?