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Drug Misuse in Sport
May 1, 2016

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Drug Misuse in Sport

May 1, 2016

Nooo way!!!!! John, I agree totally, but some athletes are ready to try to beat the rules, but will be found out in the end, so I cannot understand why they try it on in the first place. Anyone positively found to have used, or are presently using such drugs etc deserves to be banned. Full stop. No "do not do it again", just straight forward discarded however famous and beyond reproach they may think themselves to be. Permanently.

May 2, 2016

Joined: May 12, 2014
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Drug Misuse in Sport

May 2, 2016

I have heard of several Premier League players who suffer(ed) from asthma and used inhalers. But cyclists who need huge lung capacity for their sport sounds a bit iffy to me?? Apart from inhalers the standard medication for an acute asthma attack is usually Prednisalone which is a steroid. I suspect the latter may well be what they are referring to. It would be a simple matter to define if an athlete actually suffered from asthma as there would be GP records of it going back some years. That aside it's funny how whenever an athlete gets caught with illegal substances in their blood they have had a cold, asthma, fever, or some other ailment that coincidentally is treated with a medication that includes a banned substance. The fact is, none of it is worthwhile. These "fringe" substances simply don't make enough of a difference to the athletes' performance to even begin to make it worthwhile. The substances that DO make a marked difference are easily traceable IF proper and thorough testing is carried out. I have now arrived at the conclusion that any "remarkable" feat of athleticism I witness is probably the result of drugs ,. how sad is that!!


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