drug drug wrote:
If thyroid hormone therapy was considered ethical it would not be a topic of enquiry by Runners World, the New York Times, and the BBC. There are numerous negative articles based solely on the unethical use of thyroid hormone therapy alone.
It is not normal practice for athletes to fly across the country to see a doctor. Most athletes barely have enough sponsorship to fly to races.
The doctor has proven to be unethical and is now banned. So is the coach.
Runner's World, the New York Times, and the BBC write about topics of interest to runners, independent of ethics.
Nike athletes flying to see a Nike doctor is not abnormal, and is also not unethical.
The ban of Salazar/Brown for other unrelated offenses looks like a red-herring. The fact that you keep going back to the bans shows me that you cannot make the case on the strength and merits of thyroid alone. It makes your arguments weaker and less compelling.