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  • It’s certainly an interesting case. Which raises both some broader and specific questions.

    It also ties to the notion, that the athlete as 100% individually accountable to be a flawed philosophy. Particularly for professional athletes who might have a team of medical professionals. Any one of which may well have their own motivations and or pressures.

  • the athlete as 100% individually accountable to be a flawed philosophy. Particularly for professional athletes

    Why "particularly"? I'd say the opposite, that the fact of being a pro makes it particularly important that an athlete should refuse any treatment about which he has even the slightest question.

  • Including bidons? Do they ensure a new tub of massage cream is opened in front of them or perhaps they should purchase it themselves?
    My opinion is professional athletes and indeed the more successful are required to delegate and entrust more than amateurs. I’d suggest your point highlights this exact paradox.

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