Monday, December 29, 2008

Hmmm ...

Anyone else think that this report via TSN is a bit curious?
Russia's federal Investigative Committee said a chemical analysis of the samples allowed experts to conclude "that for several months Alexei Cherepanov engaged in blood doping." There was no elaboration, and a spokeswoman at the committee refused to comment further.

This is a country that got raked over the coals internationally for not having the right medical staff and equipment available to save Cherry's life so now - two and a half months later - they are trying to place blame on the kid himself? There is no way for him to defend himself, so why not? They will save a little face and the only people who get hurt are his family. What do they care?

Growing up in the late stages of the Cold War it was easy to laugh off stories of the big bad Commies changing facts for their anti-capitalist propaganda but is this any different? The Russians were embarrassed by their own media and around the world so for them to turn the tables on the deceased makes too much sense. As Mel Gibson said in Conspiracy Theory, "A good conspiracy is unprovable. I mean, if you can prove it, it means they screwed up somewhere along the line" and the Russians clearly screwed up this situation from the start ...

1 comment:

Rob said...

Agreed 100% Scotty. Maybe I just don't want to believe that about Cherry but considering back in the end of October they released a report that cleared him of any doping and now two months later this comes out when they need to cover their own asses, it all looks a little suspicious.