Ich finde das sehr nett von David Howman, dass er Fragen der Leser hier im Blog live beantwortet. Gestern Abend hat das leider nicht mehr geklappt – aber während der Mittagspause der IOC-Session. Herbert hat in den Kommentaren einige Fragen aufgeworfen, die ich flink hineinkopiere – die Antworten hat David Howman in Einfingermethode in meinen Laptop gehackt. Hatte aber nicht viel Zeit, verständlich, wenn er von bloggenden Wegelagerern überfallen wird. Also, Herbert, bitte nicht enttäuscht sein. (Übrigens, Herbert, journalistisch packende und raffinierte Fragen zu formulieren, ist gar nicht so einfach, oder?)
Why in your opinion the anti-doping-struggle becomes even more difficult than before?
David Howman: It is not. We are getting closer by the day.
Why is no workable cooperation with the pharma-industry possible in order to get the proper testing on forbidden stuff in time?
David Howman: It is possible and already we have agreements with some of the large pharmas to work together. This will enable close cooperation as the pharmas develop new products .an example has been with Roche and CERA.
What you think is worse, the positively tested athlete or the hidden dealer?
David Howman: They are both bad. However the dealer and others who are part of the athlete entourage who supply or wrongly guide naive athletes must be held responsible more than is occurring now.
Why the obviously well functioning doping system can’t be diminished?
David Howman: It can be one which depends more on quality than quantity.
Who was the cleanest winner of the Tour de France ever?
David Howman: ?
What should be immediately done to raise the reputation of cycling?
David Howman: this is a matter for the UCI and the cycling community. We can ensure that their anti doping program is enhanced.
Why German is no official language in the WADA?
David Howman: Because our constitution provides for English and French similar to the Olympic movement.
Don’t we have a sufficient figure of drug-taker?
David Howman: No.