performance enhancing drugs
There are ever-increasing numbers of stories about fairness in sport, from drugs to financial impropriety. Efforts are being made by governing bodies to address them and though the task is sizable, it will bring about improvements.
There's something peculiar happening in gyms these days; a new archetype of man flexing and posturing in increasing numbers. Problem is, he doesn't quite look natural, less so normal. It's almost a parody of masculinity - a male drag as it were, a more pronounced and inflated body (literally)
The use of drugs in sport is a highly debated topic and the latest instalment of The Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC
The furore over Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah, and by extension the world, that he used performance enhancing drugs and blood doping to help him win his seven Tour de France titles, says more about the mass ignorance that surrounds the issue than it does about the integrity of Lance Armstrong.
DMAA, or methylhexanamine in full, has been implicated in the death of London Marathon runner, Claire Squires. Although not
A healthy and fit woman who collapsed during the London Marathon had taken a performance-enhancing drug, an inquest has heard
Throughout the interview, whilst mainly untested by Winfrey, the disgraced cycling icon continued to display an arrogant and unrepentant attitude, admitting that he regretted his 2009 comeback, saying "I wouldn't be here." His regret lies in being caught rather than the actual act of cheating.
Lance Armstrong's long-anticipated appearance on Oprah could bring an end to speculation about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
When the next one falls, as undoubtedly someone will, before joining in the chorus of moral indignation, maybe take a few minutes to think about yourself, your life, and the times that you have crossed the line, pushed the envelope, bent the rules and maybe then we will get a slightly more realistic perspective.
At the end of the day, the final straw for Lance was that he coerced others into doping or covering it up. More so than the doping itself, it was the coercion that really makes him ethically suspect.