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 !

Feb 16, 2013

Letter to Jacques Rogge in relation to WADA Conference .

This week we hear of IOC calling for a conference into WADA , link here :

With the Australian Government stepping forward and revealing the extent of " PIED Products " being utilised in both Pro Sport & shamateur Sport , it is good to see the IOC decide to provide a forum where the activities of WADA can be examined so as to ensure GREATER SURVEILLANCE of ALL ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES , so as to battle the INCREASED Criminal Activity in sport .

The " Donati Report " which reported on " PIED Products " upto the 2006 period , must have raised RED FLAGS , with those that are trying to combat the increased Criminal Activity in Sport . Since that time , it would be foolish to think that there has not been a substantial increase of activity , seeking profit from Products as well as Result fixing .

With your term as Chief of IOC , coming to an end this year , do you wish to leave a legacy as the person that fought Criminal Actions in Sport , or the person that failed to support increased WADA Budgets , to stem the Criminal Activities in Sport ?

Should you have any difficulty in understanding the problem that ALL CLEAN Athletes , from ALL Federations are facing , take a look at this link , from Friday 15th February edition of the English Guardian Newspaper :

Are the various Sports Federations happy to see the extent they are failing Clean Athletes and the Viewing Public ?

It is reported that the Leadership of WADA  revolves from Government to Olympic Movement Candidate this year , perhaps , what is needed is a person that transcends ALL Interests but will drive the fight against Organised Crime . There must be many Candidates that will be prepared to " ruffle feathers " and stem the rising tide of Criminal Interfence in Sport ?

Olympic & Paralympic Athletes deserve to know , that when they enter the " field of play " , they are protected from their Best Efforts , being devalued by those that seek Fame & Fortune by Illicit Activities .


Skippy Mc Carthy  

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