Note: The photos in this blog are completely unrelated to the text. But they are cute are they not?
Drugs in Sport.
Now I know this might be seen by some to be a controversial position to take but really can there be any other??
I think we may as well accept that there ARE drugs in sport, there have always BEEN drugs in sport, and no matter how much testing and sacking from teams and suspensions etc there is ALWAYS going to BE drugs in sport.
Lets get over it and say YES to drugs in sport. All of them. Yes even that nasty one that causes premature heart problems and young cyclists to die in bed at the age of 27. It is THEIR CHOICE.
What? It’s not their choice? The pressure by the media, the public, their country, their coach, their parents removes that choice? Well just maybe if the drugs were legal there would be lots of independent information and research available so they (or their parents if they are underage) could make that choice.
Oh but it wouldn’t be fair on third world countries – I hear you cry. Oh come on! Is it fair that we can spend $34 million an athlete at the AIS and they can’t afford sandshoes and get their dental work done (for free) every four years at the Olympics??! Life isn’t fair and sport certainly isn’t. Anyway I’m sure the drug companies will try their drugs out on them first!!
Ah yes the drug companies… who is most advantaged by banning drugs in sport? Right. The pharmaceutical industry – which develops – on the quiet – hugely expensive illegal drugs at a premium and then no doubt supplies the medical world with the tests to prove they are used a year or two later… meaning of course that they have to come up with even more sneaky drugs at twice the cost etc etc. No one thinks pharmaceutical companies have a scrupulous bone in their corporate bodies do they?
Drugs in sport are inevitable and I think we should just accept it and save a heap of money currently spent on policing, investigating and prosecuting drug cheats. After all you are only a cheat IF you are caught!
Bring it on!
You agree with me don’t you??