mjr wrote:Tonyf33 wrote:Simply let the hotel reception know X when you arrive, it should be standard practise/automatic, [...]
You as a travelling sports person know how security in hotels work, this is not an unknown factor.
So in your opinion, should she have told them to direct absolutely anyone up to her room between the hours of 6am and 7am? "According to the Daily Mail, the doping control officer [DCO] didn’t explain to hotel staff why he wanted the rider’s room number. After the staff refused to give him the information, he tried to contact her on her mobile phone, but she said that she had put it on silent while sleeping and didn’t hear it as a result. The Mail states that it appears no other attempts were made by the official to inform her about the test."
That's also odd. I understand that the minimum is for the tester to call every 10-15 minutes and to remain near the location, not just let it ring once, shrug, go away and report it as a failure. You could almost wonder if the tester wanted a scalp...
Where did I say direct everyone up, you're making yourself sound silly by making up nonsense that I've never suggested nor would happen in the thousands upon thousands of other completed tests that occur around the world with this probem. There is a simple and not too difficult way of solving your dilemma. Have a think about it.
SHE set the time for when she was available NOT the testers nor UKAD, she should know that testing for a top athlete is more common than the lower ranks, it's her responsibility to ensure ease of access, that's part of the deal.
The tester must clearly set off early doors to ensure they are at X place for 6am, you honestly think they thought sod it, I'm off after a few minutes? Your evidence/arguement that the tester tried once then went home is an article by that sorry excuse for a media outlet the daily fail. oh dear oh dear oh dear
Yep, she's officially on two missed tests...for now, it can't be long before she stuffs up again, three in, sorry, two in 9 months doesn't look great does it for a top of the line professional does it?
I'm not cynical, I'm logical about stuff, I'm also one for people taking responsibility for their actions, like what you put in your mouth, ensuring I do things correctly, making awkward sometimes unwanted situations be as smooth and as painless as possible for all concerned. I don't make up sad excuses about X and use that to make out I'm innocent.
Your viewpoint doesn't fall into my line of what being a responsible professional in whatever field should be, my viewpoint is also backed up by other professionals and many other people too.
Maybe I expect too much when it comes to drugs in sport and those that say they have "never failed a drugs test"