This was raised in the context of the debate over children in art a few weeks back, but it applies to the current issue as well. I know that politicians get asked questions and will always feel an obligation to attempt to give an answer, but just who the hell is Kevin Rudd and why does his opinion matter on this issue?
Mr Rudd says the IOC needs to make sure drug-takers are caught.
“That means a proper and rigorous approach to testing so that everyone has a fair chance, everyone has a fair go and that our athletes are on the same level playing field literally as everyone else,” he said.
“So the IOC has got a big responsibility on its hands to make sure that these games are as drug free as possible.”
I agree that a sporting organisation has an obligation to ensure its rules (including bans against performance-enhancing drugs) are enforced, but how does the Australian Government have a role in this? And if, as I believe, the answer is that it doesn’t have a role, who gives a toss what Kevin Rudd thinks about it?