My brother Andrew reminded me of a great idea I once had – the all-drug olympics.
I found it interesting while watching the cross-country skiing a few years ago at the olympic winter games, that all of the skiers had died their hair. Apparently, protein in the hair identifies the type and timing of drug use. When certain tests are administered, officials can determine when, and what kind of drugs were taken. Dying the hair prevents this from happening.
From CBC’s website:
A drug-free Olympic Games is too much to expect, says Victor Conte, the man who served four months in a California prison for distributing steroids to Olympic and professional athletes.
“No, I think that is an unrealistic goal,” he told CBCSports.ca. “I think it can be cleaned up substantially, if those with the money and the capacity to clean it up express a genuine desire to do so. But not 100 per cent.”
Conte does not believe all Olympic-calibre athletes use drugs. He says there are some “genetically gifted athletes” who achieve Olympic success without drugs. He does say, however, that he knows of several world championship and Olympic finals where all the athletes used performance-enhancing drugs.
When asked how he can make such an inflammatory statement, Conte says he has supplied most of the female athletes in one world championship sprint final himself. As for the others, he says he has it on good authority that they were being supplied with performance-enhancing drugs by associates.
This begs the question: Why not just let them all take drugs?
Many athletes (do not read all) are taking them already, and hey, let’s see what the human species is really capable of. So what if it’s chemically induced.