Originally Posted by Vrad
Exactly. Again, look at cycling. After the doping scandals were exposed, its popularity plummeted.
No ATP president wants to be the one standing on a podium and telling the public that one of the top guys, with millions of followers, who brings in millions of dollars, is a cheat.
Forget the scandal etc. just put yourself in the ATP president's shoes and think about whether you want to even be anywhere near that press conference. Heck, I think many people would have a heart attack before the PC even begins.
Human nature would drive you to try and kill it quietly if possible.
This exact thing is happening in Australia with 1 football club.
At the press conference you could tell by their faces that they were/are all in shock/ denial. The president of that club never thought it would happen on his watch.
(Australian Football is a huge cultural institution in Oz, a bit like NFL in the USA.) Spectator numbers far outweigh tennis.)
Two days later the national body investigating corruption & doping has also unearthed cases of doping in several sports teams.
Sport is a billion dollar growth industry in most countries.
The AFL mirrors that growth & they are in damage control.
Australian Sport has been rocked & WADA are just about to get their funding
increased by the Australian Government.
John Fahey is on the warpath