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 Cycling group demands apology from Pound - Boston.com
Pound rejected the ultimatum, adding his article was "misconstrued, misunderstood and misinterpreted" by the CPA, and he stood by his comments.
Pound said it was absurd to believe that doping violations in the sport were occurring without direct assistance from many people.
Pound has been at the center of much of the controversy in cycling since the French newspaper L'Equipe contended in August that Armstrong tested positive for EPO at the 1999 Tour de France, the first of his seven straight titles.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/cycling/articles/2006/01/11/cycling_group_demands_apology_from_pound   (462 words)

 Wired 15.01: The Righteous Fury of Dick Pound
Desperate to save their medalist's reputation, Canadian officials asked Pound, an experienced attorney, to represent Johnson at the hearing, which would determine whether he would keep his medal or be booted from the games.
Pound, meanwhile, created and has become chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency, and he's on a crusade to rid sports of drugs.
Pound himself oversees the entire system by which these allegations against athletes are adjudicated, but he can't seem to stay silent and impartial.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/15.01/pound.html   (1139 words)

 Pound Builds and Badgers in His Battle Against Doping - New York Times
Dick Pound, the chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency, said his role was to keep the issue of athletes’ drug use at the forefront.
Pound, 64, is in his sixth year as the chairman of the worldwide antidoping agency, which was established by the International Olympic Committee in 1999 after a doping scandal shook the 1998 Tour de France.
Pound was asked by the Canadian delegation to represent Johnson in front of the I.O.C. Pound said he knew nothing about drug use among athletes at the time, and he first defended Johnson in public.
www.nytimes.com /2006/08/08/sports/othersports/08pound.html?ex=1312689600&en=f69d47a3389d719e&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (1063 words)

 "The Righteous Fury of Dick Pound" | SportsFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pound is a zealot, and there are some positions -- anything that's supposed to be impartial, for a start -- that a zealot simply cannot be permitted to hold.
I am sympathetic to Dick's (in a side note, judging by the thumbnails, I think Ian McKellen has the lead on playing the hero in the Dick Pound movie)goals, though his methods have utterly discredited him and his organization.
I always thought that Dick Pound was such an arrogant prick because he lost the IOC Presidency that even I thought he deserved.
www.sportsfilter.com /comments.cfm/8124   (1382 words)

 Stikeman Elliott LLP - Lawyer Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pound is recognized by Lexpert, the Canadian legal directory, as a leading practitioner “repeatedly recommended” in the corporate tax, personal tax planning, and tax litigation sectors.
Pound has been named to Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for his relentless efforts to rid sport of performance- enhancing drugs.
Pound is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, l’Association de planification fiscale et financière, the Canadian Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association and the International Association of Practising Lawyers.
www.stikeman.com /en/lawyers/profile.cfm?P_ID=415   (402 words)

 Pound of prevention - The Boston Globe
Pound who reckoned that as many as a third of professional hockey players were on drugs.
Pound played his role as chief investigator straight down the middle and his colleagues agreed overwhelmingly to kick out the wrongdoers and adopt radical reforms.
Without Pound, the WADA likely would have become another acronym in the global alphabet soup, conducting educational symposia, imploring sports federations and governments to get tougher on drugs, writing reports destined for the dumpster.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2006/10/29/pound_of_prevention   (1851 words)

 Dick Pound: Making waves at the IOC - Never Made it to the Podium - CBC Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Pound, however, let it be known that he hoped to continue as the IOC's television and sponsorship negotiator.
Pound learned to paddle in a 20-metre pool built by the mill, which also hired a swim coach.
Pound eventually became a "permanent" member of the volunteer organization, meaning he doesn't have to relinquish his membership until he turns 80 in 2022.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-41-1341-8020/sports/olympics_podium/clip11   (817 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- WADA chief Dick Pound: 'When is this going to end?'
WADA chief Dick Pound, a frequent critic of cycling's doping record, said the sport's tainted image will be severely damaged if Landis' backup test confirms the positive finding for abnormal levels of testosterone.
Pound said it was amazing that an athlete could risk doping during the Tour de France following the pre-race scandal that led to the ouster of nine riders, implicated in a Spanish doping probe.
Pound expressed confidence in the urine test for testosterone, which measures the ratio of the male hormone to epitestosterone.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/20060727-1452-cyc-pound-landis.html   (542 words)

 USATODAY.com - Armstrong wants Pound of flesh, urges IOC to force out WADA head   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
"Dick Pound has always been quick to admonish others and to call for officials accused of misconduct to be sanctioned and removed from involvement in the Olympic movement," Armstrong said in a letter to the IOC.
Pound was critical of the Dutch report, saying it was prepared by a lawyer with no expertise in doping control.
Pound or anyone else in a position where they are exempt from the obligations imposed on everyone involved in the Olympic movement," Armstrong said.
www.usatoday.com /sports/cycling/2006-06-19-armstrong-pound_x.htm   (652 words)

 CBC Sports Online: Drugs and Sport: Q&A with Dick Pound
Pound leads the IOC's investigative inquiry of bribery charges, resulting in 10 IOC members being expelled or resigning.
A former vice president of the International Olympic Committee, Pound was also a double finalist in swimming at the 1960 Olympics in Rome and won gold, two silvers and a bronze medal for Canada at the 1962 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Often outspoken and unapologetic about his views on drug cheats, Pound is on a personal crusade to eradicate drug use in sports by getting as many sports, international bodies and governments to adopt the World Anti-Doping Code.
www.cbc.ca /sports/indepth/drugs/stories/qa_dickpound.html   (2678 words)

 The World Today - Test for human growth hormone available: Dick Pound
ELEANOR HALL: The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Dick Pound, says there is now a test for human growth hormone, the drug at the centre of the latest doping controversy in Australian Cycling.
DICK POUND: It seems to me to be overkill but there may be some factors that caused the Australian Olympic Committee to think it's necessary.
DICK POUND: No, I have not seen the report, and we have not been kept in the loop all along.
www.abc.net.au /worldtoday/content/2004/s1153883.htm   (873 words)

 The Difficulty of Watching Pound Throw His Weight Around (washingtonpost.com)
Pound loves to suggest that Jones is guilty until proven guilty, because she hangs around with the wrong people, meaning her husbands and boyfriends.
Pound's attack on the USATF was the sort of baseless and distorted crack that has become typical of him, issued to satisfy his craving for attention.
Pound was vice president of the IOC and a representative of the Canadian delegation in 1988 when his countryman, Ben Johnson, was stripped of his gold medal for testing positive for steroid use.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A61120-2004Aug12.html   (1444 words)

 Mark McClusky | Dick Pound Story in Wired
I think that to read it that way, you have to be utterly convinced that Dick Pound is evil incarnate, and that any attempt to understand the man and his career is puffery.
Pound's an easy man to demonize, but in person, I found him sharp and funny and easy to be around.
Pound's public statements really are a mystery to me. It seems clear that he thinks that the lawyerly disclaimers he throws in at the start of an interview are enough -- I don't know why he doesn't realize that, from a perception standpoint, they aren't nearly enough.
www.mcclusky.com /archives/2006/12/29/dick_pound_story_in_wired.html   (1655 words)

 www.cyclingnews.com - the world centre of cycling
Pound appears to be struggling to contain his cynicism in his capacity as WADA chief.
Pound cites the fall-out of 'Operacion Puerto' with several big names in the sport also withdrawn prior to the start of the 2006 Tour de France.
Pound believes the "Spanish investigation" (Operacion Puerto) has "established that there was an organized scheme to cheat, involving riders, teams, doctors and even UCI officials".
www.cyclingnews.com /news.php?id=news/2006/aug06/aug14news3   (1709 words)

 ESPN.com - NHL - Pound dismisses NHL's claim of no positive tests
Dick Pound said league statements Monday that there were no positive tests among 1,406 administered during the season were meaningless given the loopholes in its anti-doping program.
Pound did not back off a statement he made in November that up to a third of NHL players may be using performance-enhancing drugs "if you include the full range of drugs, most of which they don't test for.
Pound said the league's program lacked transparency and that it should make public its "whole testing protocol," including who is administering the tests, how they were taken and which players were tested at what times.
sports.espn.go.com /nhl/news/story?id=2482676   (622 words)

 Lamour will put cheats to the sword | Sport | The Australian
Pound was initially appointed president in November, 1999 and he was reappointed in 2001 and 2004.
Pound, a former Canadian Olympic and Commonwealth Games swimmer, became president of WADA after decades working within the Olympic movement and is credited for having transformed the IOC into a multi-billion dollar enterprise.
Pound's allegations of widespread doping in professional cycling have at times brought WADA into fierce public conflict with the sport's French-based controlling body, Union Cycliste Internationale.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au /story/0,20867,20651266-2722,00.html   (440 words)

 IOC Member Dick Pound at Common Hour March 31, Featured Events (Bowdoin)
Dick Pound, one of the most influential members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will speak at Common Hour at 12:30 p.m.
Dick Pound was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada and was a swimming competitor at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.
Pound has built the Olympics into a multi-billion dollar enterprise by branding and marketing the Olympic rings, and negotiating shrewd deals for television rights around the world.
www.bowdoin.edu /news/events/archives/002951.shtml   (303 words)

 Hockey Trade Rumors - Bettman Calls Out Dick Pound
This was in response to Pound saying the he had conclusive evidence from Coaches, team doctors and players that at least 1/3 of the league is usuing performance inhancing drugs.
However, the name Dick Pound is soo vulgar that sportscastors and news anchors alike aren't touching all of the potential jokes with a 20 ft pole.
Pound did mentioned later on a radio show that after talking with doctors who treated hockey athletes it was closer to 80% but since the number was way too high he dropped it down to 30%.
www.hockeytraderumors.com /article5913.html   (2147 words)

 Dick Pound, IOC Vice-President
POUND: Well, we would do that with any IOC member who was in difficulty, in the sense of not having been convicted of anything.
POUND: Well, I maybe it's different down here, but where I come from until you're convicted, you are entitled to a presumption of innocence.
POUND: Well, for EPO users, yes it is, because these things become drugs that you take very often right up to and including competition.
sunday.ninemsn.com.au /sunday/political_transcripts/article_686.asp?s=1   (2566 words)

 Hour.ca - News - Dick Pound's Inside Dope
Montrealer Dick Pound may be best known as the founding chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency and a partner in the Montreal law firm Stikeman Elliott.
Pound dismisses MLB commissioner Bud Selig's half-hearted attempts to stop doping and instead congratulates journalists Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada, authors of the Barry Bonds tell-all book Game of Shadows, currently facing jail time for not revealing who their sources were.
Pound means well but he is losing the battle just like the americano's War on Drugs and let's us not get into the illegal wars.
www.hour.ca /news/news.aspx?iIDArticle=10873   (1674 words)

 CNNSI.com - Olympic Sports - Dick Pound resigns from IOC marketing post - Tuesday July 17, 2001 12:15 AM
Pound -- who resigned as the IOC's marketing chief and head of the World Anti-Doping Agency following his defeat to Jacques Rogge in the presidential vote -- believed the Belgian won the election on the strength of his European powerbase.
Pound also said he felt it was "quite clear" that Juan Antonio Samaranch had been pulling strings for Rogge to win the election, though the outgoing president never publicly identified his choice.
Dick Pound is disappointed that he did not win the IOC's presidency.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/2001/07/16/pound_post_ap   (602 words)

 Wired 15.01: The Righteous Fury of Dick Pound
As a law student, Pound was asked to become secretary of the Canadian Olympic Association, and eight years later he became the president.
Pound convinced the networks that the Olympics was worth a premium price: His first deal brought in $325 million for worldwide TV rights to the 1988 Calgary winter games.
Pound's proposal: Create an independent international authority to regulate and police drug use, keep it separate from the IOC or any of the individual sports' governing bodies, and make governments part of the process so you can use their powers of arrest and subpoena.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/15.01/pound.html?pg=2&topic=pound&topic_set=   (1235 words)

 Crooked Cog Network » Blog Archive » Wired Magazine on Dick Pound
Dick Pound has a pretty standard history of announcing athletes as guilty before any type of due process.
The tendency to indict athletes before the process is over has earned Pound their distrust and has even put his supporters on the defensive.
Pound offered this opinion before the B sample was tested, let alone before the appeals process.
crookedcog.com /2006/12/27/wired-magazine-on-dick-pound   (1346 words)

 The 2005 TIME 100: Richard Pound
The relentless Dick Pound, 63, has been a prime mover in freeing the Olympic world from the taint of illicit, performance-enhancing drugs, and he isn't going to stop until he has all the world's sports in the tent.
It cost Pound friends in the I.O.C. and most likely the presidency."It had to be done, or there wouldn't be an I.O.C. today," he says.
Pound's criticism of the U.S. track federation has angered some officials who feel he convicts athletes before all the facts are in.
www.time.com /time/subscriber/2005/time100/scientists/100pound.html   (296 words)

 Interview: Dick Pound | Breaking news | Guardian Unlimited Sport
Pound, who combines his routine legal work at the offices of Stikeman Elliot in downtown Montreal with a far more exhilarating alter ego as an outspoken superhero in the ongoing battle against drugs in sport, pauses with withering irony.
Pound is irresistible when he mixes such exuberant sarcasm with his forensic analysis of performance-enhancing drugs.
Pound believes that Chambers, once a prime contender for the 100 metres gold in next year's Olympic Games in Athens, is "literally finished as a top athlete".
sport.guardian.co.uk /news/story/0,10488,1081674,00.html   (1804 words)

 Dick Pound takes over helm of medical panel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
TORONTO  - The Canadian Medical Association has named Dick Pound to replace former Supreme Court chief justice Antonio Lamer as head of a panel mandated to recommend a new governance structure for the embattled Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Pound, a longtime member of the International Olympic Committee and chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency, takes over from Lamer, who stepped down last week after being hospitalized with heart problems.
Pound is a partner with law firm Stikeman Elliot, as is Lamer.
www.canada.com /chtv/vancouverisland/news/story.html?id=bea7a0b1-f451-44bc-a976-edc77f40f0be&k=55594   (319 words)

 Steve Lavey | 20 Million Minutes » Stern: Can’t Take Dick Pound Seriously
Stern jabbed WADA head Dick Pound for his treatment of Floyd Landis, the Tour de France winner who tested positive for testosterone.”(WADA) is actually getting harder to take seriously,” Stern said before the Bucks-Raptors game.
It is about time people begin to look at Dick Pound and see what a loose cannon he is, saying stupid stuff from the hip that makes him lose respect in the international community and shows him to be non-credible in his role at WADA.
Pound knows that all cats kill birds (even housecats and catfish) so it would just save time to put them all in sealed plastic bags and be done with it.
20millionminutes.com /2006/11/07/stern-cant-take-dick-pound-seriously   (634 words)

 Daily Peloton - Pro Cycling News
Dick Pound infamous for his generalized statements on doping in sports claiming widespread doping and particularly for attacking professional cycling has finally raised the ire of professional cyclists who have claimed defamation as a group and are obviously ready to take Pound to task for his statements.
Last year in the Guardian, Pound wrote that since the Festina scandal of 1998 "…Drug use, within entire teams, continues unabated".
These and other statements have made Dick Pound as head of WADA open to criticism from riders and the press.
www.dailypeloton.com /displayarticle.asp?pk=8743   (382 words)

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