Episode 793: Team Sky In Tatters, Women In Oz Sport, Mayo Men Not Wanted
When Team Sky launched in 2010 it was to be a beacon of transparency and honesty in a sport beset by corruption and drug-use. That mission statement lies in tatters today after testimony at a UK parliamentary hearing from British Cycling coach Simon Cope and UK Anti-Doping.
Any shred of Sky/BC transparency and accountability just burnt to crisp by Sapstead
— Jeremy Whittle (@jeremycwhittle) March 1, 2017
Jeremy Whittle of the Times was at the hearing and we spoke to him moments after the hearing ended, about the damage this will do to the reputations of Bradley Wiggins, and Team Sky head honcho Dave Brailsford, the ‘marginal gains’ maven who can’t now even produce complete medical records for his riders.
Allegation by @ukantidoping that Team Sky, renowned for “marginal gains” precision preparation, didn’t fully keep riders’ medical records
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) March 1, 2017
We also spoke to Angela Pippos, author of Breaking The Mould, about the launch of the Australian Rules women’s league – and the reaction in the macho world of Australian sport to a women’s league that drew over 25,000 people to it’s opening match.
Plus there’s the controversy around how welcome (or otherwise) Mayo men are in Roscommon, Eoin’s role-playing for your benefit, and the return of our beloved scumbag emailers.
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