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(Guardian)   IOC official, whose name is, and we kid you not, "Dick Pound," brushes off criticisms of his organization's efforts to contact missing Chinese tennis star as "silly"   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Ironic, Winter Olympic Games, Human rights, International Olympic Committee, 2010 Winter Olympics, Olympic Games, China, 2008 Summer Olympics, Summer Olympic Games  
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2021-11-30 8:51:01 AM  
Wait - so she's alive?
 
2021-11-30 8:53:21 AM  

FlashHarry: Wait - so she's alive?


The Olympics are being held in China and IOC has huge $$$ on the line...

My guess is that she was hooked up to a car battery from waist down and moved around by engineers off camera.
 
2021-11-30 9:46:01 AM  
Guys, guys, guys. Just consider the IOC's long-established history of ethics and honesty and you'll understand that there's absolutely no reason to doubt that Mr. Pound is being entirely forthright. He would never misrepresent the truth even if there were billions of dollars on the line. It is simply not in his nature.
 
2021-11-30 9:46:11 AM  
Dick Pound and his sidekick Chuck Steak
 
2021-11-30 9:51:34 AM  
Dick Pound used to be well known as the director (?) of the World Anti-Doping Agency. So if you did steroids, you should be forewarned that you would have trouble with Dick Pound.
 
2021-11-30 9:53:16 AM  
I once met a guy named Dick Wacker.
 
2021-11-30 9:53:28 AM  
Someone will soon open an iPhone box with a help note in it.
 
2021-11-30 9:57:30 AM  
His name comes up every time the Olympics are near, and it's always funny.
 
2021-11-30 9:59:05 AM  

ltdanman44: Dick Pound and his sidekick Chuck Steak


Blast Hardcheese!
 
2021-11-30 10:24:51 AM  
One of the things Don Cherry did right was have Dick Pound on Coach's Corner on Hockey Night In Canada many years back so he could grill him about doping in the NHL.

Dick Pound publicly made a claim that he estimated 50% of all players in the NHL were doping.

Now, I am not so naive to think that no player is the NHL is using banned substances, but it is extraordinarily irresponsible and stupid to make a completely unsubstantiated allegation like that when you're the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

So, Dick Pound is probably a total asshole.


/you heard me
 
2021-11-30 10:30:58 AM  

FlashHarry: ltdanman44: Dick Pound and his sidekick Chuck Steak

Blast Hardcheese!


Bob Johnson!
 
2021-11-30 11:15:43 AM  
I didn't realize that Dick was still alive.
 
2021-11-30 11:16:32 AM  

SpockYouOut: FlashHarry: ltdanman44: Dick Pound and his sidekick Chuck Steak
Blast Hardcheese!
Bob Johnson!


Flint Ironstag!
/ crap, no calling out Farkers in threads, sorry
 
2021-11-30 11:19:17 AM  

Rev.K: One of the things Don Cherry did right was have Dick Pound on Coach's Corner on Hockey Night In Canada many years back so he could grill him about doping in the NHL.

Dick Pound publicly made a claim that he estimated 50% of all players in the NHL were doping.

Now, I am not so naive to think that no player is the NHL is using banned substances, but it is extraordinarily irresponsible and stupid to make a completely unsubstantiated allegation like that when you're the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

So, Dick Pound is probably a total asshole.


/you heard me


I first read Don Cherry ad Dick Cheney and was utterly confused.

/at work, so am sober
 
2021-11-30 11:26:30 AM  
I too think athletic sanctioning bodies should do the police and social justice work of the world. Things are just better when we place our expectations on these fine shoulders
 
2021-11-30 11:42:11 AM  
What's wrong with the name Dick Pound?
 
2021-11-30 11:44:41 AM  

Rev.K: One of the things Don Cherry did right was have Dick Pound on Coach's Corner on Hockey Night In Canada many years back so he could grill him about doping in the NHL.

Dick Pound publicly made a claim that he estimated 50% of all players in the NHL were doping.

Now, I am not so naive to think that no player is the NHL is using banned substances, but it is extraordinarily irresponsible and stupid to make a completely unsubstantiated allegation like that when you're the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

So, Dick Pound is probably a total asshole.


/you heard me


Dick pound made a lot of bold claims that got him in hot water. He generally turned out to be right. In particular his high profile feud with Lance Armstrong.

And I would bet that his claim of one third of NHL players taking PEDs in the early 2000s was not very high.

As a tax accountant, he has a significant influence in my professional sphere as well.

But he has been covering for China and their brutal regime for some time.
 
2021-11-30 11:51:56 AM  
On Tuesday, Pound said people "not on the call" did not have the benefit of knowing what the discussion may have been, and everyone "should be reassured she is fine and healthy and there are no signs of compulsion, rather than speculating what might be the case."

Here, let me translate this into Fark-ese:

"I work for the IOC.

So I am really getting a kick really.

Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about.

But trust me.... You don't.

I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you dont know what you are talking about.

This is how bad info gets passed around.

If you dont know about the topic....Dont make yourself sound like you do.

Cuz some sports fans and reporters belive anything they hear."
 
2021-11-30 11:56:52 AM  
Hey, I just heard of this old guy who's in a position of high power in the international sports world, but I assume no one else has ever heard of him before because I haven't.

Is Trump submitting headlines now?

/sorry, subby, that's the meanest thing I've ever said on Fark.
 
2021-11-30 11:56:56 AM  

dywed88: Rev.K: One of the things Don Cherry did right was have Dick Pound on Coach's Corner on Hockey Night In Canada many years back so he could grill him about doping in the NHL.

Dick Pound publicly made a claim that he estimated 50% of all players in the NHL were doping.

Now, I am not so naive to think that no player is the NHL is using banned substances, but it is extraordinarily irresponsible and stupid to make a completely unsubstantiated allegation like that when you're the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

So, Dick Pound is probably a total asshole.


/you heard me

Dick pound made a lot of bold claims that got him in hot water. He generally turned out to be right. In particular his high profile feud with Lance Armstrong.

And I would bet that his claim of one third of NHL players taking PEDs in the early 2000s was not very high.

As a tax accountant, he has a significant influence in my professional sphere as well.

But he has been covering for China and their brutal regime for some time.


Forgot to mention, he totally is an asshole (at least in his public facing role).

But when establishing the WADA he was exactly the kind of person they needed, someone who wasn't afraid to stand up and call out superstars making it clear that the WADA was not colluding with them like everyone assumed sporting authorities were (and many were).
 
2021-11-30 12:24:27 PM  
does cocaine and amphetamines count as doping? if so, that 50% of NHL players number is low, actually
 
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