just read this article and thought it had some interesting points.
what do you think? while i don't think american athletes are more above cheating than chinese athletes, i do think there's more of an institutional acceptance of it on the chinese side. i think if there were stories about american gymnasts being under the age limit, you'd have all sorts of people in the states digging into it.
and the IOC is such a weak-kneed organization. i find their pathetic explanation of the situation, the retarded comments about the air quality, etc. just pathetic.
i do have one bone to pick with the author. he calls out the International Cycling Federation (that's not even the name of the group. it's the International Cycling Union)for not policing it's members. the organization has been very proactive in chasing dopers. if he can't even get the name right, how can i be expected to think he knows what he's talking about?