Even if you don't care about sports stories -- and especially those about cycling --this recent 60 Minutes investigation is absolutely fascinating, fun even in a revealing way, and well-worth watching. It's about corruption in the sport, but not (as you might presume) with drugs that have plagued cycling for years. Instead, it revolves around the use of small, electric motors hidden inside the bikes! Even at the crown jewel of the sport, the Tour de France.
It would seem to be a very resolvable problem, now that it's known. Not just with one of the tip-offs that the story gets into, but with the advent of TSA x-ray scanners, that would appear to be an easy way to deal with the issue. It would certainly add an expense, though that would be a small price to retain your sport's integrity. Also, it's not like every race would need a scanner, just the high-end ones where it's worth the risk to the riders, since the cost of the manipulated bikes are so expensive.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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