Posts tagged "PEDs"

Lifetime Ban for PED Use in Sports Looking Like Only Option

In general…I am not one who supports absolutes. Too often we impose a black and white consequence that simply doesn’t take into account all that is encompassed in any given circumstance. The world simply contains more gray than some will admit. In addition…we all make mistakes, bad choices, at times, and it is important to... Read more »

Much More Frightening Than A-Rod and Ryan Braun's “Lie” of PED Use is…

I wish it wasn’t true, but it comes as no surprise, that Ryan Braun lied about his use of illegal PEDs. And with A-Rod’s suspension likely coming out today…he is in even more hot water, things are getting pretty messy. The abuse of these substances (at the elite level in many sports) has become so... Read more »

The Future of Illegal Performance Enhancement

If the recent Lance Armstrong debacle proves anything at all, it shows us that there are athletes out there who will stop at nothing in order to WIN. They will lie, cheat, attack others (both in suit and publicly); you name it, all to protect the illusion of that “gold” medal…and all the trappings that... Read more »
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Sports Doping: Everyone Was Doping so Lance Armstrong is Still a Champion…Ah, not really

I will not elaborate too much in this post on my thoughts about Lance Armstrong as a champion (let alone a True Champion) or even a great athlete, other than to say that I cannot…no, will not, put the terms “great athlete” and any athlete, no matter what sport, who “cheats,” in the same sentence... Read more »

Doping: The Fallacy Behind “A Policy Allowing Open and Regulated” PED Use in Cycling as a Solution

It is with some dismay that I discovered a piece in The Sydney Morning Herald (an Australian publication) titled Why punishing cyclists over drugs is dopey by Craig Fry. As I read through the piece, what bothered me most is that (without deeper, more global thought) readers will likely come away believing the article’s main... Read more »

Sports: “Legal” Performance Enhancement that Stanford Says is Better than Steroids

Some argue that human genetic athletic potential is nearing its peak. That, without allowing the use of chemical enhancements, improvements in athletic performance will need to be measured in thousandths of a second (or more) to see any difference, if they are to occur at all. Of course, one could argue it is not the... Read more »
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Major League Baseball: Jose Canseco Says “Steroids Don’t Make You a Super Athlete” Using Brother as Proof

No matter where I look, this steroid controversy keeps popping up. Most recently is the Lance Armstrong thing and my highlight on some strong evidence against Lance’s claims of innocence. Now there is this Jose Canseco claim where he points out that steroids did not help his identical twin brother become a superstar athlete, thus,... Read more »

Lance Armstrong: Was He Using or Wasn’t He? Expert Seems to Think so as Does the USADA

If my memory serves me correct, I think I’ve only written one piece on the case against Lance Armstrong and his alleged use of PED’s. Those who read my blog, and know my stand on the use of illegal performance-enhancing substances (and why I have that stance), are probably wondering why I have not taken... Read more »

Part II - Olympics: 2012 London Games Bring out the “We Should Legalize Steroids and PED’s” Discussion…AGAIN!!!

Continuing our discussion on why legalizing PED use at the upper level of sports is not such a good idea (Part I here), there are a few other aspects that we must address. Without doing so would leave the conversation incomplete, rendering it much less valuable. Sports Environment The legalization of performance-enhancing drugs would drastically... Read more »
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Part I - Olympics: 2012 London Games Bring out the “We Should Legalize Steroids and PED’s” Discussion…AGAIN!!!

As was expected, the London Olympics has again brought to the surface the continued debate over what to do about performance-enhancement drugs in sports. I can’t count the number of articles I have come across the past couple of weeks where the author of those pieces supports simply legalizing and monitoring them, and be done... Read more »