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    It aint cycling.
     

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    What is this thread about?

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    One of my wife's favorites, women's ice skating. This makes the cycling federations and unions look like innocents. It seems to fit the general category based on years of chatter about the cycling governing bodies - no?
     

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    Since the topic is not cycling, I really enjoyed the I-Tanya movie. If her side of the story is legit, I'm super pleased that she got to tell it.
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    My oldest daughter skated for the Skating Club of Boston, on of the nations best. Her friend and club-mate includes Ross Minor, the kid who just finished 2nd in Nationals, but was screwed out of the Olympic team-I think this is where you were heading…

    My daughter tested to the 2nd highest level possible, before blowing out her ankle. That means she can coach 98% of american figure skaters (you can’t coach above what your level is). She medaled (as a youth to Junior) in something like 26 out of 28 competitions. So…I’m not an expert, but I’ve witnessed this crazy world first hand.

    Yeah, the results are totally up to judges, who can pick anyone they want to win for a variety of reasons, including politics. The time and money that goes into these kids is insane. You think hockey is expensive? Not even close.

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    Women's (girl's) gymnastics though. Nightmare. People should go to jail, and not just that $%& doctor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Women's (girl's) gymnastics though. Nightmare. People should go to jail, and not just that $%& doctor.
    People should go to jail as well as having their hands surgically removed.
     

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    This is my reference. There are over 100 testimony statements at this creatures sentencing.

    Larry Nassar, ex-USA Gymnastics doctor, confronted by victims in court - CNN
     

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    Soccer. Militias masquerading as fans. Slave labor to build stadiums. Rampant doping and no testing. Led by an international body whose corrupt, kleptomaniac former President's downfall was more universally welcomed than that of Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Muammar Gaddafi, or Robert Mugabe.

    All for a game where they play 90 minutes and are satisfied with a 0-0 tie.
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    Please provide a link.
     

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    Motion to close thread. Do I hear a second?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bironi View Post
    This is my reference. There are over 100 testimony statements at this creatures sentencing.

    Larry Nassar, ex-USA Gymnastics doctor, confronted by victims in court - CNN
    I heard the abused condemn him today on CNN. It was about the sickest thing I have heard in a long time. Creature is a good description of him.
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    -- sports, business and life:
    "when time becomes money" --- the sweat to the podium top can so many times carry some fungus too..

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    WE are overloaded with sports. We set up tax breaks to make these "athletes" super rich. I just think the public is tired of it. Look at the Olympics. A goofy woman almost wins a gold medal in some ridiculous skiing sport and tries to show off before crossing the finish, ends up with no medal, and we're supposed to celebrate her free spirit.Whatever.
    I will stick to riding my Rivendell with my friends, enjoying my Porsche, and spending time with my family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corso View Post
    People should go to jail as well as having their hands surgically removed.
    I wouldn't stop at the hands.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bironi View Post
    This is my reference. There are over 100 testimony statements at this creatures sentencing.

    Larry Nassar, ex-USA Gymnastics doctor, confronted by victims in court - CNN
    Okay.
    Fixed it.

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    De-certification seems like a good start.
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    and jut like Penn State, the people who looked the other way and enabled this will largely see no consequences.

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    I found myself watching Aly Raisman's statement more than once. Not that I wanted to think about it more than once, but she is remarkable.
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