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Originally Posted by The Gambler1981
Yea but that was Lance's argument but he wouldn't have need to make it if he could make them go away. Usually putting on legal pressure makes a side want to deal, they didn't.
No I don't think USADA would bend, if they did they are garbage and completely compromised their values for small time gains. As for the type of testing they do, that is the nature of boxing, there is no one to cover the cost over time to do year around so that can't happen. On the flip side most athletes train year around, boxing is a bit different guys train most heavily just in the months leading up to the fight. Now that would allow guys to game the system a bit but keep in mind they keep the results and can check back against them so the more someone gets tested the more they know about what they normally are (like Floyd who has been tested a bunch), so if a guy slips up even the littlest bit they will likely get caught up.
Yea I know the Enron story, if USADA is in the wrong it would be the biggest sports scandal of the last 25 years maybe longer.
Did you see my previous post, above my reply to yours?
Originally Posted by RajahBell
You are right about that. I'm also suspicious about the costs testing. The USADA only has revenues of $15 million in 2010 while they conducted 8031 test total in 2010. That is about $1900 per test in 2010. If Golden Boy Promotions paid $100,000 for the Mayweather-Cotto fight, but they only performed 26 tests, 13 for both, then $3846 per test.
Per athlete, the US Olympic Team sent 530 athletes for the summer games, 215 athletes for the 2010 Winter games, and 100 paralympians for both winter and summer. That's a cost of about $17,800 per athlete for the 845 athletes, which does not include those who Failed to qualify. In contrast, Golden Boy apparently paid $50,000 for each fighter(Mayweather and Cotto). That's $17800 an athlete for 24-7-365 days testing compared to $50,000 for only 8 weeks of work, 24-7-62days.
No matter how we look at it Golden Boy Promotions overpays the USADA for only 8 weeks of work, IF THE $100,000 figure is correct. It might just be bad business sense for GBP??