Posts tagged "Steroids"

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 »

Sports: Conversation Sparks “Idea,” Inspiring Book for Athletes, Parents, and Coaches

Over this past year, I have spent a good deal of time adding articles to my blog here at ChicagoNow. Pieces that I felt warranted a highlight, articles written to inspire thought and action, commentary (sometimes unpopular) I thought necessary, and writings with the specific purpose of building strong foundations for success…athletic success. My goal…something... Read more »

Sports & Steroids: Jon Rankin’s ESPN Piece “It’s Up to Athletes to Clean This Up” Partially on Target

In his piece, It’s up to athletes to clean this up at espn.gol.com, Jon Rankin takes issue with the USADA and WADA in regard to their use of “testimony of witnesses rather than test results to validate claims of Armstrong’s use of drugs.” He called it “contradictory to the ideal of fair play that these... 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 »

Health: Is Doping Becoming a “Public Health Issue?” NBCNews.com Examines the Possibility

“If we believe that around three percent of high school boys in the U.S. are taking a steroid or growth hormone, then that’s a public health issue,” That is a quote from Dr. Timothy Armstrong of the WHO (World Health Organization) in the recent NBCNews.com piece, Doping is now a public health issue, conference told.... 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 »