Elaine Koon, darling of the nation not too long ago, is no more the flavour of the month. She has quit rhythmic gymnastics, leaving a trail of allegations aimed at the fraternity. Now read this.
The National Sports Council (NSC) wants an independent committee to look into her resignation. Yes, why not...but if the investigation is to be done thoroughly, then you will have to call the accused as well, and it could well turn ugly. And I wonder sometimes whether we still have a Sports Commissioner somewhere!
It appears NSC is really running sports in the country...because throughout my years as a journalist, NSC was never involved in dealing with doping matters. It was either MASDOCS or the ISN...so when NSC had a joint press conference exposing the six who absconded from a doping test, I was taken aback...Read here. Don't forget the Panthera stripes issue as well.