Jump to content

Wednesday 29th May 2024

Scottish League Cup Group Stage Draw - 1pm

🔴⚪️ Come on you Reds! ⚪🔴

Spanish Conspiracy Theory.


Recommended Posts

Anyone else find it strange that whilst the whole country was gripped in a recession and unemployment at an all time high, that Spanish teams and athletes were so dominant?

 

For example Barca & Spain were picking up silverware and breaking records everywhere and Rafa was running the show in tennis (whilst making females weak at the knees with his impressive physique despite saying he rarely lifts weights).

 

Then this happens......

 

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/cycling/22361185

 

But no names come out, big cover-up, nothing to see here.

 

Yet almost overnight Barca win fuck all, Spain are looking likely to be first on the plane home from Brazil and Rafa's perennially injured or crashing out of competitions at the first round despite being the world's numero uno.

 

In fact, speaking of cover-ups, Rafa's decided to do just that, he's ditching the sleeveless tops in favour of sleeves which give him less freedom.  Why would you want to restrict your movements on court, unless of course it was to hide what is no longer there?

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1200180/Rafael-Nadal-talks-fashion-avoids-gym.html#ixzz0LhjxHgW6

 

Reeks of shite if you ask me.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How did Lance Armstrong get away with it for so long?

 

 

Was that not during a period where cyclists just weren't tested? I'm nae sure but that's the impression I had? Or is it more that the means and ways of doping are so advanced that modern testing can't keep up?

 

If they could bust Rafa at some point in the next week and a half that'd be great.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My (limited) understanding of it is that the clinic was a like a blood bank for the athletes.  They would take blood from the athletes at some point, store it in bags and then inject it back into the athletes when they needed it.

 

So they'd have more blood in their system when it came time to compete.  More blood means more red blood cells, more red blood cells that carries oxygen round the body, means the body performs better.

 

I'm not sure if they can test for that?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My (limited) understanding of it is that the clinic was a like a blood bank for the athletes.  They would take blood from the athletes at some point, store it in bags and then inject it back into the athletes when they needed it.

 

So they'd have more blood in their system when it came time to compete.  More blood means more red blood cells, more red blood cells that carries oxygen round the body, means the body performs better.

 

I'm not sure if they can test for that?

 

I think that's pretty much it, a very sophisticated programme. But the authorities were also slack in pursuing Armstrong as they didn't want their sport tainted any further. At least one of the doctors involved in helping Armstrong was Spanish.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My (limited) understanding of it is that the clinic was a like a blood bank for the athletes.  They would take blood from the athletes at some point, store it in bags and then inject it back into the athletes when they needed it.

 

So they'd have more blood in their system when it came time to compete.  More blood means more red blood cells, more red blood cells that carries oxygen round the body, means the body performs better.

 

I'm not sure if they can test for that?

 

 

So there's no use of banned substances? It might be immoral but is that illegal?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

 

Was that not during a period where cyclists just weren't tested? I'm nae sure but that's the impression I had? Or is it more that the means and ways of doping are so advanced that modern testing can't keep up?

 

If they could bust Rafa at some point in the next week and a half that'd be great.

 

Off the top of my head David Millar, Maco Pantani, Jan Ulrich all tested postive during his 7 tour wins, but in an effort to provide more evidence I looked up doping cases in cycling. Seriously if you believe cyclists weren't tested, look it up. 10 - 20 a year were testing positive and/or being banned from '99 on (Armstrong's first win), including Armstrong himself in '99.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...