Dick Pound is not afraid to be candid. Here are three of his remarks to SI about others involved in the Olympics:
?ON USA TRACK & FIELD: "USATF consistently ignores the [drug-testing] rules. They make Horatio on the bridge look like a guy with a white flag."
?ON THOSE WHO RUN THE USOC: "The last American who commanded any respect internationally was Bill Simon. And how long has it been since he was head of the USOC? Twenty years."
?ON FORMER IOC PRESIDENT JUAN ANTONIO SAMARANCH: "He would have changed the rules and run again if Salt Lake hadn't exploded all over him. Samaranch had no intention of leaving office feet first."