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December 18/03 7:19 am - Nova Scotia Coaching Course, Doping in Cycling "Unavoidable"

Posted by Editor on 12/18/03

NCCP Level II Cycling Core Course
Courtesy Andrew Feenstra

Bicycle Nova Scotia has confirmed a NCCP Level II Cycling Core course for Jan 31/Feb 1, 2004 to be held in Halifax, NS

NCCP Level II Core Cycling Course
When: Saturday Jan 31/04(11am-5pm) - Sunday Feb 1/04(10am - 6pm)
Where: Chocolate Lake Rec Centre, Halifax Nova Scotia
Who: Any cycling coach with Level I certification and Level II Theory
Instructor: Loyal Ma
Cost: $80 + $25 for the manual
Contact: Andrew Feenstra (902)434-1756 or (902)423-7544

Registration is limited so please contact me if you have any questions or want to take the course.

News From CCES

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport provides articles from around the world which we, on occasion, reprint.

Retired cycling star Thurau claims doping "unavoidable"

BERLIN - Former German cycling icon Dietrich Thurau has lifted the lid on the doping situation in the sport, claiming cyclists took a variety of substances to enhance their performance on the road.

Thurau, 49, retired from the sport in 1989 but insisted cyclists were always open to doping as they looked to enhance performance.

"We all took everything," Thurau revealed to German newspaper Stuttgarter Nachrichten. "Fortunately I can say that I always had it under control."

Thurau, who wore the Tour de France yellow jersey for 15 days back in 1977, revealed the strains of a long race made doping an attractive option.

"After seven days you go crazy," added Thurau.

"You are going to be confronted with doping. It is unavoidable."


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