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 Post subject: Re: Mo
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:38 pm 
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Take a look at how certain organisations choose to report of current events, look at how certain organisations tried to 'seek truth' by hacking people's phones, look at how certain organisations like to stir up racist attitudes and push fake news. There are many reliable sources out there, but unfortunately the gutter press are coming into prominence and I'm finding myself trusting what I read less and less. I can't even trust the media to report on the weather correctly, there's no way I'd trust them to 'seek truth' over Mo Farah.

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I broadly don't disagree with you abut the media generally, but with the caveat that without media investigations, Lance Armstrong would never have been found out, Marion Jones would still have five Olympic medals and the Russian doping scandal wouldn't have been exposed. Never mind the work of the likes of Andrew Jennings or Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert into Olympic and World Cup bribery scandals. And those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

If WADA had either the authority, intelligence or financial muscle to ensure a clean sport, then I'd agree that the media don't need to investigate to the same lengths. But WADA don't - they have £30 million funding a year; Usain Bolt on his own earns more than that.

In the other hand, I was talking to an ECB investigator a few years ago about the News of the World's investigation into the Pakistani spot fixers. His view was that the media should not be investigating these things, and it should be left to official investigations


It's fair enough and like I say, there are areas of the media that clearly do some good. I'm just very uncomfortable with the fact that the wrong voices are being heard more loudly than others.


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Don't forget though, that the investigations into Farah are not just the media concocting something because he was not born in UK or is Muslim. He is someone that WADA identified, as "Likely doping" due to "Passport suspicious".

WADA later cleared him, but the suspicion isn't something that a few journalists have made up because they want someone to chase.

The media investigations into Mo have not been particularly different to those into Bradley Wiggins

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 Post subject: Re: Mo
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I'm finding myself trusting what I read less and less. I can't even trust the media to report on the weather correctly, there's no way I'd trust them to 'seek truth' over Mo Farah.

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I just spotted this and it reminded me of an incident I read about. The ITV Central weather presenter "Des" used to do weather for East Midlands. He had to leave because he deliberately put up some incorrect temperatures one day - there had been some bad publicity about him and he wanted to make the point that you cannot always believe what you see in the media. So your lack of Trust is justified Cally. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mo
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What a great last race..and still a winner

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What a great last race..and still a winner


The question is though, has he ever worn a pair of Farah's? Back in the 80s, I used to get my Farah's from Owen Owen.

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 Post subject: Re: Mo
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Stay press :D

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A one in two chance Mo is a doper?

A new study found that 43.6% of athletes had doped in the past (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40279-017-0765-4)

Wada currently has a hit rate of around 2%

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 Post subject: Re: Mo
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I have to believe Mo, otherwise the sport is dead, I hope he simply inspires the next generation.

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I have to believe Mo, otherwise the sport is dead, I hope he simply inspires the next generation.


After the charity match yesterday, perhaps we should sign him up as our striker. :lol:

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I have to believe Mo, otherwise the sport is dead, I hope he simply inspires the next generation.


After the charity match yesterday, perhaps we should sign him up as our striker. :lol:


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I have to believe Mo, otherwise the sport is dead, I hope he simply inspires the next generation.


After the charity match yesterday, perhaps we should sign him up as our striker. :lol:


Wrong agent


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Finally free from Salazar

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Out the frying pan, into the fire. He's moved to Gary Lough (Paula Radcliffe's husband), who is currently being investigated by British Athletics for tapping up athletes already established with licensed coaches.

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 Post subject: Re: Mo
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In terms of scandal, the lesser of the two.

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In terms of scandal, the lesser of the two.


True. Although Mo having Salazar as coach and the scandal that that involves was 100% his own fault. Less so with Lough. I've heard that Lough could well be suspended, and so Mo could well end up without a coach in the near future

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