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Topic: South Australian Premier Mike Rann
Mike Turtur – will an “absolute coup” turn into “quite a mess”?

Mike Turtur – will an “absolute coup” turn into “quite a mess”?

Since late 2008 Turtur has arguably been the most powerful man in Australian cycling and his seat at the table of the body responsible for the world-wide administration of cycling makes him one of the most powerful in world cycling.

Four years of The Northern Myth on Australian cycling, money, doping, Armstrong and more …

Four years of The Northern Myth on Australian cycling, money, doping, Armstrong and more …

A look back into the dirty flood of money, drugs, power and rumour that swirl around cycling in Australia and elsewhere.

Lance Armstrong and the conspiracy of dunces*

Lance Armstrong and the conspiracy of dunces*

These charges are baseless, motivated by spite and advanced through testimony bought and paid for by promises of anonymity and immunity. Although USADA alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy extended over more than 16 years, I am the only athlete it has chosen to charge. USADA’s malice, its methods, its star-chamber practices, and its decision to punish first and adjudicate later all are at odds with our ideals of fairness and fair play. I have never doped.

Some (unanswered) questions for South Australian Premier Mike Rann

Some (unanswered) questions for South Australian Premier Mike Rann

Over the weekend just passed I found this reference to the LIVESTRONG trademark in the Initial Public offering (the IPO) for the US "content farmer" Demand Media that seems to raise yet more questions. “The Lance Armstrong Foundation is a party to a license agreement with us under which the Lance Armstrong Foundation grants us a perpetual, worldwide, exclusive license to use the LIVESTRONG.com brand, trademark and certain website names associated therewith, including LIVESTRONG.com.”

Armstrong to quit TdU & leave legacy as “saddest deception in sports history”?

Armstrong to quit TdU & leave legacy as “saddest deception in sports history”?

I won’t insult my readers by trawling through the sycophantic puffery that is passed off as serious commentary on Lance Armstrong in the Australia media. You can pick up plenty of that for yourself in the tabloids and on the TV. And the broadsheet coverage isn’t much better. Most of that reporting – and the guff spouted by politicians - treats Armstrong as if he was some God come to earth on two wheels to lead us into some glorious future after the “war” on cancer has been won.

Santos and Mike Rann: redefining “philanthropic giving” in Australia?

Santos and Mike Rann: redefining “philanthropic giving” in Australia?

Right now it seems that the meaning of “philanthropic”, in South Australia corporate and government circles at least, is a work in progress.