Magnus Johansson wrote:
JeffOYB wrote:This angle of busting everyone on a dirty team might have the effect of people refusing to have anything to do with programs that have a funny smell. They couldn't say they're guilty of doping but they could be banned for being associated.
You are apparently still into that false concept of guilt by association.
No. Not guilt. Just banned.
The challenge is how to make doping a nonstarter. How to make it self-enforcing. Don't focus on dopers. Don't worry about individuals. Make a culture where doping can't even function.
Maybe banning programs and not athletes will make ppl not want to be associated with them.
Still keep testing, though. Because getting around testing is where the cost is. Just buying drugs seems like it would be cheap. The individual could do that, and administer it. Doing the counter-testing and tracking of depletion rates is what requires infrastructure and money. This is where the word starts to leak and the smell appears. So set it up that athletes abandon the team or start to emigrate or move to other flags however they can.
Without testing we have today's fanboy Masters doping -- rich athletes who can buy the drugs. The athlete is far less able to fund a system that defeats ongoing testing.
A little bit like a restaurant I know that shares tips. The owner says he doesn't have to manage the staff. They do it themselves. Weak links are evicted.