HELP ME TO SUPPORT THE PARALYMPIC ATHLETES

PARRABUDDY.BLOGSPOT was started to help find a way for “Adaptive / Physically Challenged / Paralympic Cyclists ” to enjoy riding their bikes on the Daily Route of the famous Pro Tour Race Routes such as the “ Giro d’Italia " and the " Tour de France " !


Through lack of support i have been unable to achieve that goal and unless people decide to assist there is little chance that my 19th season will be any more successful !


London 2012 Paralympics was amazing for ALL , not just those participating but those who followed via the Media !


Since 2009 several other Blogs have been created to cover various other subjects !

Below is a guide to their separate purposes :

In the main Parrabuddy is about “Adaptive / Physically Challenged Sport” and Health Issues.


Skippi-cyclist is about personal issues and Road Safety Issues.


SkippyAus is about matters relating to Oz and some personal memories from my life there.


Tourdafarce & Tourdafrance are about matters relating to the Pro Tour , Racers and some personal experiences during my various visits to ride the Pro Tour routes .


Skippy (blogging) is about a variety of issues on the Internet .


NOT ALL postings arrive in their correct area but I will generally try to separate my views on Doping and Sporting Fraud from Road Safety Issues .



Comments ARE WELCOMED since this shows that those reading are interested in the subject matter ! Enjoy comments made to other blogs so wonder why only " anonymous " posts here !

Over the period of these "Blogs" I have had visibility on Twitter as “Skippydetour” and on Facebook as “Skippy Mc Carthy” where Google usually advise postings on the Blogs as they occur .

When any of you visit these Blogs I hope I am able to add value to your day and provide a source of information if not inspiration . Please consider asking your friends and contacts to add their support as many of the Para Athletes are struggling to find the resources to compete in Events at regional Levels let alone National Levels .


You the reader have the possibility to help these Amazing Athletes in your own way and contacting your National Paralympic Internet Site for relevant info is a good start !

Sep 19, 2012

UCI QUANDARY

Does anyone think that the " UCI " are able to control an " AMNESTY "? Could UCI have the ability to ask World Governments to step back from prosecuting their Athletes who admit to doping during an " Amnesty " conducted for Cyclists ?

NO !

Would WADA /IOC be able to persuade World Governments to back off during an " Amnesty Period " ? It would require their warning some governments , that they would lose their right to participate at future " Olympic Games ", to gain their cooperation , but they have the necessary gravitas to be able to avoid this conflict occurring !

Here is a comment that i posted in some Blogs recently :

All very well to tell us what took place over the years WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE THESE PAST WEEKS is to tell ” Delegates to the UCI Management Meeting in Holland ” the steps that they could take to STOP this recurring FARCE !You are read by many , and i am sure they respect your POV , whereas i would be regarded as a ” Know nothing ” blowing hard !


  1. "  Until WDA together with the IOC contact ALL Governments and Establish an ” AMNESTY PERIOD for ALL Sports ” , nothing will change ! Certainly we will see the ” SOL ” pass for many of the near current racers , and they will then write their memoirs , to cash in on the latest craze of outdoing each other with their exposes !
    Had you and other ” Sports Journos ” set out a set of circumstances regarding an ” Amnesty ” ,for the Public to put to their ” Delegates ” , then those people would have had to go into this coming UCI Management Meeting with ” Proposals ” and then their failure to act would cause action by their National bodies ! Currently they can sit back and enjoy the ” Gravy Train ” that they are ” elected ” and let the whole matter pass them by !
    Hein & Fatpat have a record of doing things , their way , for so long that it appears ” Complacency ” , is the operative description , for what is the current situation !
    Today is the eve of a revisit to the ” Festina Affair ” that UCI thought would never reoccur ! Sorry folks , it’s back , and bigger and more dangerous than before !
    Years ago i suggested one of the Aussie Women Team Managers could do a better job than fatpat , but i can see that Schrenk , Ashenden , le clerc and perhaps those like me , could do a better job ! None could make a worse job of the current situation that the UCI finds itself !
    The past is over , All Governments should cooperate and waive their legislative procedures for an ” AMNESTY PERIOD ” , a ONCE ONLY Op.for those who used PEDs ! Criminal suppliers will be named , no doubt , and they had better depart the scene PRONTO since they will have no client base , once the Amnesty ends !
    Those not declaring their past will face LIFETIME BANS when their co conspirators find that they are ar risk of a LifeTime Ban also for not disclosing their involvement !
    The ” Amnesty period ” should start 1st October 2012 and be for two months , during this period , each week those declaring themselves to the ” Clearing House appointed ” , will be listed on the website with brief details of the periods involved . Those who were their coworkers or support staff should pay attention , since IF , the Athlete does not declare their wrongdoings and they do not act to declare themselves , then they will almost certainly find on the 1st Jan 2013 that they are also subject to LIFETIME BANS !
    On the 1st December 2012 there will be NO FURTHER OPPORTUNITY for Athletes to disclose their past ! THe Website will be published and any Athlete NOT THERE will be subject to the severest penalties ! During December only , Co workers , Team Managers/Owners , Team Doctors/Soigneurs , DS & Mechanics associated with an Athlete that failed to disclose their wrongdoing will have the right to declare themselves for investigation thus avoiding the consequences created by their athletes non compliance !
    1st Jan 2013 , the Sporting World will enter a new Regime where 4 year bans and confiscation of Accrued Salaries will be the minimum for a first Offence ! Team Staff will be subject to penalties if during a 3 month period more than one Athlete is Suspended . Third Athlete in Six Months and the team serves a three month suspension ! Fourth Athlete in a twelve month period will mean that the Team is suspended until the next season when they will rejoin two steps lower for a season !
    An Athlete on completion of the 4 year Ban will be allowed to rejoin at ” Steps below the level that they left their sport !
    Athletes receiving a ” LIFETIME BAN ” will find that they and their family will not be allowed to attend ” Sporting Events ” , booking ” online tickets ” will be impossible and those choosing to circumvent the system will enjoy the same ban . Of course they may be able to buy tickets at the turnstile , but would they want to be asked to leave when discovered ?

    NO DOUBT THERE ARE THOSE WHO THINK THE ABOVE IDEAS ARE UNWORKABLE !

    You can do better ?

    WELL GET TO YOUR DELEGATE TODAY AND TELL THEM HOW THEY CAN SAVE OUR SPORT
    Wednesday in Holland could be a START to making a difference , but those there will be busy trying to stay in the ” Gravy Train ” , not seeking the solutions so obviously needed ! "

    Lets hope the UCI realise that they are a " small fish in a BIG POND and decide to invite the WADA / IOC combination to come in and help them clean house ! Those managing the UCI know they are not perfect and perhaps if they have a conscience , realise that they could have handled some matters in a better way !

    ADDITIONAL Thursday 20th Sept2012

    Overnight there are reports in the Telegraph.co.uk of Jon Vaughters contribution at the " UCI Management Meeting :
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/9553805/Jonathan-Vaughters-calls-for-a-Truth-and-Reconciliation-commission-to-look-into-cyclists-doping-past.html

    This item i found in CNF thread :

    http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=18079&page=114

    Another thread has been started by " new " commenters , so clearly motivated to shed more light on his background and his slow approach to his recent relevations :

    http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=18592

    Still unable to access CNF to record my own comments on what UCI are trying to do ion Holland .

    More on the current stories in " Skippi-Cyclist "!



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