I wouldnt be surprised if I was the only one on this site who really isnt all that angry about athletes using PED's. It just doesnt bother me that much. Technology improves, times come down. It's not like we expect our athletes to compete on cinder tracks wearing leather spikes anymore. The technology to run faster times is out there, including so called performance enhancing drugs, and I just see it as an outcome of the world we live in. Doctors are finding ways to make people live longer. Why not let them find ways to make us run faster? The drugs and side effects will eventually reach a point that they are safe for consumption by all, if they are not yet already at that point. For all the speculation on these boards about rampant PED use you would expect to have seen at least one or two athletes die on the track or in the Pyrennes due to some catastrophic bodily failure due to EPO use.
Everyone railing on PED's seems to think taking PED's instantly makes you a better athlete. I could shoot up with EPO and get my blood spun and reinjected and without the doing hard work and training it would mean nothing. It still takes hard work to run 12:3x. I honestly think within a few generations PED's will not be viewed in such a harsh light as future generations will grow up in a culture where the negative stigma of PED's will abade. What does anyone else think?