Contador has yet to provide the meat ever existed
He shouldn't HAVE to prove anything - innocent until proven guilty, and all that. It should be for the doping authorities to prove that the meat did NOT exist and that Contador DID dope wilfully and with intent.
Why all the negativity?
It isn't every day that a UK mainstream journo points out that cycling is
the whipping boy for PED abuse in pro sport.
I just think he picked such a bad comparison to write his article.
In all sports if you are found to test positive for a banned substance you have to prove your innocence. The Sprongboks did this, Contador didn't (hasn't)
the stimulant was in a widely-used substance which had been tested in a laboratory to ensure it complied with WADA regulations before being given to the players in the warm-up to the game in Dublin.
On 1 January, it was reclassified as a "specified stimulant", which means it will join the list of drugs that are more susceptible to being taken by mistake.
But as a result of the case, SARU has changed its approach to supplements.
"We have always been wary of supplements but have tried to manage the risk as the players do want to use them," said Clint Readhead, SARU medical manager.
"We did everything in our power to ensure that the supplements we supplied to the players were safe and we thought we'd put in place enough safeguards to minimise that risk.
"We received a certificate from the lab saying that the product met WADA specifications.
In the early 90's in SA it was pretty common to refer to the sport as drugby
Frightening the number of England players in the last 15 years who clearly show evidence of use of HGH etc. Total facial reconstruction in some cases.
You can't accuse Martin Johnson just for being ugly.
anyone could add a banned substance to a supplement then claim the supplement is usually clean so it's not their fault. why were they using a supplement that could come into contact with the banned stuff in the first place? i bet maximuscle don't have a stash of EPO next to their promax mixing machine.