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Dick Pound Quotes

The number of tests is more an affirmation of that desire than it is a widespread suspicion that more people rather than less are doing this.
Dick Pound
#Desire

In terms of drawing a line in the sand, we've done that.
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#Drawing

It's ... quite clear the only way there could have been a match between the code numbers and a particular athlete was on the basis of information supplied by the UCI.
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#Athlete

I'm very impressed. All the crowds I've seen are very enthusiastic. It's not the first time every seat hasn't been sold at the Winter Olympics.
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#Crowd

If the message goes that if you want to be a hero and the most popular player in the game, you fill yourself up with as many drugs as you can without dropping dead of high blood pressure or whatever it is ... I sure don't go for those values.
Dick Pound
#Game

The science has got to the point where you can actually do some genetic modifications. In this Olympics, the experts we have tell us they don't think it has been applied here. In future Games we have to operate on the assumption that there will be people out there willing to do it.
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#Experts

I think we should regard that as a perverse result in our event during the Sydney Games.
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#Games

Everybody knows over a period of six, seven or eight years, with inflation those numbers won't be the same, but the IOC likes to compare numbers on a level playing field. This is not so much an over-run as what you might expect in the ordinary course.
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#Inflation

I would certainly have tried to settle this sooner than two days before the start of the Games.
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#Games

It is in their disciplinary rules where we think they have not gone far enough.
Dick Pound
#Rules

We don't necessarily think you should go to jail (for drug cheating). We just don't want you in our sport.
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#Cheating

It was often said the only amateurs at the Games are the organizers. That's changed.
Dick Pound
#Games

I don't know whether their defense is credible or not, but it doesn't matter. It's the stuff in your system that counts. That's all that matters as far as the Olympic result is concerned.
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#Defense

I think we are going to have another look (after the Games). It is easier to deal with it as a health problem than doping problem. They (FIS) might be afraid that they are not able to prove that they were drugged.
Dick Pound
#Games

I think everybody would have a gut feeling that the odds of this happening in this size of a population are about one in three million. So we do suspect something going on there.
Dick Pound
#Population

They've been playing with fire in having an association with this guy.
Dick Pound
#Fire

I think if you hang around with someone of this kind of reputation you're going to have to expect to be targeted and tested.
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#Reputation

It is a good warning. It means if you are going to do this drug stuff you are at risk. It will be helpful as a deterrent.
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#Risk

Finally a stake has been driven through the heart of the preposterous argument that you have to have a doping infraction by producing an analytical positive doping test.
Dick Pound
#Heart

It's not going to go away. There is no urgency because he is not going to be in another race but there are some explanations that are going to have be given.
Dick Pound
#Race

I regard this as early days. We're not taking the gold standard as a stake set in the ground and that is all you have to do.
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#Gold

Poisoned by his mother? It is good, very good. It ranks up there with 'I got it from the toilet seat' (on Shane Warne's explanation for using a banned substance)
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#Mother

We are not accusing any member of corruption or bribery or suggesting that there was criminal conduct, ... These members are guilty of breaking the oath they took and bringing the reputation of the IOC into disrepute.
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#Corruption

I would be inclined to say 'if you are not willing to cooperate and follow the rules of your international federation you are not the right track and field association to be part of the USOC',
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#Rules

Summer, that's when people use the [steroids] so you get the benefit of it but the stuff's out of your system by the time you come to be tested. And if they say one of your two tests is going to be at training camp then all you do is stop doing things a month or three weeks ahead of time.
Dick Pound
#People

To our great surprise and considerable disappointment, we learned indirectly this week that FIFA has submitted its own question to CAS and that they refuse to share with WADA any information whatsoever about this submission,
Dick Pound
#Disappointment

I would be inclined to say 'if you are not willing to cooperate and follow the rules of your international federation you are not the right track and field association to be part of the USOC'.
Dick Pound
#Rules

Clearly, they're hoping that by doing this, they can avoid the federal government coming in and telling them how to run their business,
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#Government

While one has to admit there's some progress, it's not very much.
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#Progress

The problem is they don't want to admit there's a problem, so I don't see it happening. They're in denial and fans are somewhat apathetic about it all, so there's no incentive for them to get tougher on drugs,
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#Denial