…. Night-time testing. In Spain, the legislators have forbidden the carrying out of doping tests on domestic and foreign athletes between 11.00 pm and 8.00 am. In dong so they have undermined an important Wada regulation in the fight against doping.
…. Football regulations. Wada's whereabouts policy which applies to every sport was modified for footballers after they were being pressurised to do so by FIFA, the sport's powerful governing body.
…. Klaus Riegert. The German member of parliament for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party is worried the Wada and its new management could fall behind the point at which the anti-doping fight loses its credibility.
…. Hassan Moustafan. Out of competition testing was not carried out prior to the Olympic Games and the World Championships by the International Handball Federation (IHF) as its president allegedly did not want to provide the funding.
…. Victor Conte. The American that supplied top athletes with non-detectable designer drugs (Balco Scandal) gave Richard Pound important information about a doping ring involving Jamaican track and field athletes. Pound informed the Wada General Secretary David Howman before the Olympic Games in Beijing as he believed the Wada could expose a doping ring.
…. Peter Danckert. The chairman of the German parliamentary committee for sport criticises the Wada's 25 million dollar budget as being scandalous. If the IOC and its member states, who give 10 and 15 million dollar respectively, are not prepared to give a great deal more then the fight against doping will never ever be successful.
…. Perikles Simon. The molecular biologist has accused the medical commission of the German National Anti-Doping Agency (Nada) of blocking the release of funding for the University of Bayreuth / Germany to develop a procedure to detect autologous blood doping and commercial funding for his project to find a way of detecting gene doping via gene transfer. Anti-doping research in Germany is also of a low standard.
…. Jürgen Perl. The computer scientist from the University of Mainz / Germany has developed a special method based on the pulse and the training intensity to detect the misuse of drugs amongst athletes. Wilhelm Schänzer, the head of the Cologne anti-doping laboratory, sees it as being a very interesting development. The Nada is, on the other hand, incomprehensibly not interested.
…. Werner Franke. The cell biologist from Heidelberg / Germany feels that doping causes grievous bodily harm which ties in with a decision made by the Federal Court of Justice.
… Lee Sweeney. He was able to increase the muscle mass of mice by up to 27 per cent via gene manipulation. The scientist based at the University of Pennsylvania is now continuously receiving requests from sportsmen and women to do the same with them.
noted down of Dr. Eberhard Pino Mueller
published: August 2009 -
Copyies to: J. Rogge IOC, T. Bach DOSB, WADA, NADA, Sports Commitee of Parliament, VDS, AIPS