View Full Version : Masturbation is taking over Canada's Anti-drug policy in athletics

12-04-2004, 12:19 AM
ROFL Seriously, this guy's name is Dick Pound. Rufus gave me the link.


CBC SPORTS ONLINE - Montreal lawyer Dick Pound, one of the most powerful men in the sports world, was unanimously re-elected as the World Anti-Doping Agency chairman on Sunday and took aim at drug cheats in professional sports.

Pound said that the next time he comes up for re-election in three years, he hopes WADA will be involved in testing not only Olympic athletes, but professionals as well.

Pound said U.S. President George W. Bush addressed the issue of wiping out performance-enhancing drugs from professional sports during his State of the Union address in January and that drug testing of pro athletes remains a high priority for WADA.

"President Bush's State of the Union address was basically a message to professional sport to say, 'Listen, you have a problem, the problem is bad, you should sort it out or maybe someone else will sort it out for you,'' Pound said.

"I think that's a very powerful message, and with his re-election we can expect that agenda to remain very much on the radar screen."

WADA's foundation board also increased the budget for the anti-doping agency for the first time in two years, allotting an extra $1.47 million US up to $21,705,000 for next year.

"I am very pleased that the board saw the necessity in approving an increased budget for 2005," Pound said.

Added the anti-doping leader: "This increase is the absolute minimum necessary for WADA to not only meet its responsibilities under the (World Anti-Doping Code), but to continue to move forward in crucial areas such as research and education."

Considered a candid crusader by some, merely a big talker by others, Pound has participated both as an athlete and an administrator in sports his entire adult life.

A former vice president of the International Olympic Committee, Pound was also a double finalist in swimming at the 1960 Olympics in Rome and won gold, two silvers and a bronze medal for Canada at the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Today, Pound is more concerned with sports' dark side. Often outspoken and unapologetic about his views on drug cheats, Pound is on a personal crusade to eradicate drug use in sports.

Last year, the IOC adjusted the Olympic charter to include, as a condition of participation at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, a clause that required all international sports bodies to adopt the WADA code

12-04-2004, 12:21 AM
Montreal lawyer Dick Pound, one of the most powerful men in the sports world,

Maybe im just drunk but this is pretty damn funny.

12-04-2004, 12:22 AM
Dick Pound?? oh shet thats funny