You're still skirting the actual question here. There's tonnes of hard evidence as well as circumstential evidence of systematic doping being widespread in Spain and Italy and the handling of these issues have been abysmal in Spain which has garnered sharp criticism from WADA and the UCI. There is no evidence at all of systematic doping in Sweden and Norway or even Denmark, none whatsoever.
I think I've talked about this more than enough, haven't I?
Systematic doping in those countries is simply not possible
, simple as that. I see how you would grab that, defending something that can't be any other way is very tempting.
Yet, the first rider ever to test positive for EPO was from one of those countries (Bo Hamburger) who by the way did ride for a Danish team, so there's another point of yours dismantled. And the only Tour winner to admit to having doped is also from there. He is now the manager of the only UCI Pro Tour team from those countries, receiving tons of financial and logistic support from private and public institutions there. The last rider to be expelled from the Tour while wearing the yellow jersey due to doping-related issues is also from that country. The Cycling Federation from one of the other countries was fined and received sharp criticism by the UCI for hiding a positive from one of its riders and not sanctioning him. The best cyclist in active from the other country has recently tested positive.
Still, you manage to find an excuse for every one of these cases, most of the time with laughable and pathetic excuses, like "must have been an honest mistake", "Denmark isn't Scandinavia anyway" or "he was surely corrupted by the Italians".
So what makes you say that Sweden and Norway are "no better" than Spain & Italy? It is indeed a truly baffling notion! You are nothing but a blind patriot shying away from the truth because it happens to be inconvenient. Shame on you, Har-Tru, shame on you! In chosing to ignore the problem you become a part of it. The first step to recovery is accepting that you have a problem. When will the spanish public finally realize that spanish sports is rotten to the core and demand change? Will that day ever come? I for one am sad to say, I doubt it.
I hope you have nightmares, you silly enabler!
About Sweden and Norway, see above.
About Spain and Italy, for the 78549259 time, I haven't even started talking about doping in those countries. One of the few things I've said has been criticising the irresponsibility and slowness of the Spanish doping legislation. I am hardly ignoring the problem, I know too well the extent of it.
And I'm sorry to tell you I sleep pretty well. You, however, are the one who should be having nightmares. I have seldom seen such an explosive mixture of hypocrisy, smugness, pettiness and lack of consequence. Bad-repping others (that's not very nice, by the way) for xenophobic comments that weren't such while having a dig at pretty much every moving country on earth except yours, with such hilarious stuff as "we honest northerners" and "we, shining beacon of light".