Monday, July 15, 2013

TAIL NOW WAGGING THE DOG ! Jamaicans giving the IOC , the finger ?

ATHLETICS , the premiere Sport of the IOC , has been cast into TURMOIL overnight , by the relevations of so many Olympians from Jamaica TESTING POSITIVE to a variety of " Banned  Products "! This in the same week that the US Sprinter Tyson Gay revealed that he has decided to withdraw from Competition , as he announces that he has been discovered in May , to have failed an Out of Competition Test !

Previously , in writing to Jacques Rogge , IOC President , on 17th January 2013 ,  i asked that he counsel Pat Mc Quaid and Hein Verbruggen to desist from their disruptive actions in the UCI ! From that point on the affairs of the UCI slid DOWNHILL , pricipally caused by their desire to hide the " Dubious Past activities of thre UCI , under their governance !

That letter was in my blog :!

Today i will attempt to write a Stronger Letter , which one hopes he will notice , perhaps read  , maybe even decide is worthy of reply ?

  "  Attn , Jacques Rogge , Chairman of IOC . via Twitter .com/IOCMedia

Sir ,
My previous letter of 17th January 2013 in respect of the goings on at the UCI and the maladministration of your fellow IOC members , Pat Mc Quaid ( also known as the athlete " Jim Burns ") and Hein Verbruggen , went unanswered .

Since that date the UCI has descended into CHAOS , and is unlikely to be resurrected before the UCI Congress at Firenze in September 2013 .

You will be fully aware of the past week's activities in the " Flagship Sport , that is Athletics "! My previous attempts to " promote a Truth & Reconciliation Commission for ALL SPORTS , via a Petition has fallen on deaf ears ,  with the IOC , WADA & UCI ! There are so many Sports that have their Athletes calling out for action on " Doping " , that it would seem that instead of you being allowed to read the Newspaper , you are handed " Censored Sections ", thus not seeing , what the common man has come to expect , in their morning read of the sports section of any language newspaper .

Already there is speculation that the " Rio 2016 Olympic Games " , will be called the " Chemical Games "! It amazes me , that SPONSORS are willing to have their Good Names , dragged through the mire that the IOC , is so blithely creating by ignoring the BASIC FACTS in respect of Athletic Performance !

So you are about to hand over the Post of Head of the Olympic Movement , SO WHAT ! Do you wish to be known as the person that emulated " Nero ", he , The Emperor of Rome that chose to do NOTHING ?

As an Olympic Athlete , representing your country , did you not swear an OATH ? As Chairman of the IOC , do you not have RESPONSIBILITY for what takes place under your Guardianship ?

Frankly , the time has passed for you to preserve your legacy , the LUNATICS have already started running the ASYLUM that is the IOC Head Office in Lausanne !

Either introduce a " Truth & Reconciliation Commission for ALL SPORTS " , forthwith , or Hang your head in SHAME , turn over the Keys to your Office and go somewhere , that Ordinary Sports Fans and Athletes cannot smell the stench of Corruption !


Skippy Mc Carthy

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Chris Prudhomme has once again FAILED to respect Paralympic Sport !
Mine is a minority view , but since the time i met him , as he worked at TV3 , France TV , whilst i was riding the daily TDF Route , i have been telling him , PARA ATHLETES have the ability to ride the Individual Time Trials and seriously CHALLENGE the times that Olympic athletes post ! Some years ago , he told me the day before , that Laurent Thironet , French Para Champion and Para Gold Medalist , would race the ITT , the next day .

At that time , Chris was still under the shadow of Jean Marie Leblanc , who had told me of his friendship with Andre Auberge , President of French Para Sport , but also , of his determination , not to honour Para Sport , by allowing them to participate , officially at  " Le Tour ".  Laurent was working with " Cofidis Cycling Team " at that time . I spoke with him as he warmed up and was aware of the time of departure and his expected arrival time for the 53+km , but it was unrealistic for me to transit to the " Arrivee " since i had already run through the course twice , but with the second run continually blighted with the Gendarmes attempting to call me to the side of the road . As it was , i tried to obtain the info from the Tourist Office , they were in total ignorance of the fact that a Para Athlete had made the run , let alone that he was escorted by a " Republican Garde Motor Cyclist "! Various visits elicitated no information and it was several months before i met up with Laurent and found he had bettered the time of more than 50% of the Official racers , even with the use of only one leg !

Six-time Paralympic Champion Jiri Jezek of the Czech Republic will be a special guest of the Tour, being the first rider to start the day's time trial. This is indeed an honour for an extremely talented Athlete , BUT , why is he alone being accorded this honour ?

My suggestions to Chris Prudhomme , over the years , always called for the Champions of ALL European Countries , be invited to participate , in fact , compete against each other . Imagine the Publicity for the " Le Tour" let alone the recognition , that Para Athletes are as capable as Olympic Athletes ? In order for ALL Countries to have their Para Athletes available , would require , ONLY the request that the Athletes confirm that they would meet their OWN Expenses for Travel and Accomodation  . Providing Space and Motor Cycle Escort with National flag would have been a trivial matter to arrange . Does anyone expect that ANY of the Para Athletes , would have declined an invitation on those terms ?

As regular visitors to my blogs have seen , i am not slow in letting him know my views on many matters attached to the Organisation of " Le Tour " . In fact " J M " , also came to know my views on many subjects , possibly found some of them being irritatingly repeated . Water dripping on stone , eventually gets a result . Whilst i have had the good fortune to remain in touch with " C C " of the Giro , over the years of his retirement , i have not set eyes on JM since Chris took sole charge of " Le Tour . I am sure he visits the TDF , but like Francois Hollande , i have missed making a connection to date .

Too late for this year , but i hope that Chris will be impressed with Jiri's efforts and if not on etappe 17 , then certainly , during the following " Le Tour " , will start the New Century , by inviting ALL National Para Cycle Champions to participate .