these recent "revelations" of drug use in track and field reflect a general problem in perception of reality.
the american and western people are very weak in the mind, generally speaking. they are easily fooled about anything and everything. they live in a fantasy land. they are lost souls talking bs non-stop.
all the while reality is staring them in the face. in this case of track and field - what is the reality?
track is no different from the tour de france - it was "dirty" since the 60's and never stopped being dirty = 85+%, exception lemonde. infact the culture has always been to use anything and everything that works to improve performance. the first olympics, athletes were taking everything that they thought would help them. everything.
http://grg51.typepad.com/steroid_nation/2009/02/1904-olympic-marathon-winner-thomas-hicks-kicked-off-modern-era-of-doping-with-strychnine.html people were on cocaine, heroin. what you say??? remember coke contained cocaine as a major ingredient. in europe most "tea" houses provided snuff, heroin and such to patrons, often academic. eatons sold hot-heroin kits to usa farmers, with ads directed at the house wife promising a cure for the blues, good health. the point is that right now people have this warped idea about the past, completely warped idea about the past. the past pretty much is the same as now, but with fancy gadgets, and worse food, more chemicals and radiation. we're a fat dumbed down version of our grandfathers and grandmothers basically.
sprinters were on steroids since the early 60's and never stopped. hyper responders go 9.7, a super freak, the science fiction 9.5.
more than half the medals in the 70's went to blood dopers in the distances. and 90% to EPO mid 90's moving forward.
all the womens records are mega-PED records. period. except marathon. viren is a dog in that he won't admit it. that's not a legend, that's a paper champion for the weak of mind.
all the sub 44 times in the 400m are EPO times. all the 326,7,8 times in the 1500m are EPO times. all the finalists in the 100m london olympics are PED users.
and the guys that were exceptions - that did not use - many dabbled on the edge, taking b vitamin injections, asthma cures "legit", anemia therapies.
track and field is a mess - like everything else is a mess - people by in large are too gutless and too dumb to put forward the real data and work toward real solutions.
at the end of the day, this clean sport idea is a myth, now and moving forward.
now is it is time to get on with the experiment. allow PEDs - but test athletes and see what the response is - and publish the results - and use the data - toward efficacy of use for the general public.
now we are talking about track and field being a useful thing as opposed to people selfishly running around in circles, so to speak.
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