Doping scandals have cast a shadow over the Olympic Games. Until we eliminate drugs from sports, we should at least update our athlete promos.
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This masive economic ecosystem is the reason why doping is so frequent in top sports events, there are millions on the line that can't be lost! That is why doping is part of the system, it comes natural, although they need to sacrifice a scape goat from time to time, only to fool the plebs into believing that they are clean and everyone plays fairly. The olympics and other sports events are the embodiment of western philosophy, that praises competition and winning above all, and always the same countries win everything, because they have more money than most to juice up their athletes!
I'm not sure what the woman in the end is about? Did she never dope and just train hard everyday seven hours a day? Because if so wouldn't that stand out and give reason to drug test the other runners? Or if not then dope tonwin just like they did. Or cry about it on a TV show. Probably think I'm mean, but she has never done anything personally for me or to me. Also everyone's job isn't what they want or the people they want to deal with, so cry me a river on that one.
To be fair, Armstrong didn't lie in that video. Narcissists are good at using the truth against people. "Where were you last night?!" "I always go to Steve's on the weekend." "So you were at Steve's?" "I already said what I do like literally every weekend, and you know that, when have I not?!" No lying needed to not say the truth.
I think Olympics would be way more entertaining and way more significant if countries were allowed to (safely) engineer the athletes. Let the country with most advanced science and medicine win! Yet, again, I don't give three shits about sports and the Olympics.
I wish this had actually had an effect, but considering Russia was banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics for doping, and then had athletes that competed under the Olympic flag that were ALSO busted for doping...
People take aderal to enhance their ability to be productive at work, and move up the chain of command. In the end, it is hard on the organs but at the time people some how justify it. just like body builders who take steroids, their hearts pay the price. Peolple want to be a gold medal winner for the glory, money, fame, competitivness etc...... IT IS IN OUR NATURE TO DESIRE TO BE THE BEST. The olympics is a nice dream where we accept who wins with smile and humility. It is not about who is best. It is about countries coming together in a single opportunity to watch our countrymen do their best no matter what.
The guy who took the car in the 1904 marathon had already given up so not really an example of cheating. The 1904 Olympic marathon is actually a fascinating story. Here's a very good video on it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4AhABManTw
think about this... doped olympics will be a separated even, at first, people wouldn't be so thrilled because it... because drugs and so... but after a while, because of ridiculous results, which overshadow the "normal" olympics more and more, our cultur will eventually evolve into celebrating the doped olympics even more... just because of more action and stuff... which will ultimately leed, that research will be funded to create better and better doping substances... out of which at some point the super soldier serum will rise... think about this, seriously... Olympics would become a sales show for drugs :D and could shift us human through substances on a counter part and indirectly preparing us against the rise of the machines through AI
It's pretty simple: have a roided up league, and a non roided up league. Then you're not pressuring anyone to dope, and if they destroy their bodies, well, that's pretty much what happens anyway.
I don't like the stigma against steroids (I know they're not all actually steroids, but it's a catch-all term, and it would take too long to list everything by name), the way people think that oh if you're doping you did no work. Nah, the people that take those drugs do just as much as the people that don't, it's just that they also have that extra somethig
9:20 I'd have to argue that, "You remind me of my daughter, so let's get freaky on a magazine that has my face on the cover," is considerably more viscerally upsetting than Michael Phelps and his mother in any scenario, except perhaps one which would involve her breastfeeding him after his 30th birthday.
I've never watched any of the olympic in all of my 34 years yet im still breathing n in good health n dont feel missed out. so wtf is it good for? oh yea to make a few thousand people famous and mske lot of fucking money while the people that watched it making minimum wage. isnt the original goal of the olympic was to promote peace around the earth yet after more than 100 years of its existence we still have wars and the planet is a much worse place to live in. so fuck the olympic
I believe doping should be allowed in professional sports. We allow football players to get brain damage. We allow professional pitchers in baseball to live a life of Hell with shoulder and arm pains. Don't even think about hockey.
The person who enters the world of professional sports is an actor. Actors snort as much cocaine as they like. Professional sports-people should be given the same right.
But the damn Olympics are broken. One of they methods of detecting dopping is checking how high testorones levels you have. the amount red cells you have. they have a threshold you can not pass. And that makes the individual training pointless. If you body has respond your training and produced high amounts of testosterone or high amounts of red cells then you have to undergo a proces to reduce that to the level the Olympics Think you should not be able to cross. then what´s its the god damn Point with training, if they are gonna make it throw it away.
Some people say that all of this should be legal, but I say no. This sets a huge precedent for young athletes to dope up and potentially harm themselves in the long run. There is a reason why steroids are illegal; we now know that there are serious life long consequences to constant steroid use. If we allow doping to be a legal thing in athletic competitions, many lives will be lost, many in the teenage/young adult age range. All athletes want to be the best, that’s the main purpose of sports, and many will want to push their physical strength to the limit, even to the point of causing major health problems in the long run or even death. Is legal doping really worth it in the long run, no it is not.
Every NCO in the Army has done this style piss test. Every soldier will have people stare at there junk while they urinate in a cup male or female this happens up to 10 times a year a man will stare at you penis while you urinate. Than you had to carry the miss cup over your head past everyone who would comment on your hydration level based on the sample. Yep gay
Det är rena rama politik. Vem tog det flesta medaljer i Sotji? Norge. Jaha dom var jäkligt dopade, så dom fick 26 medaljer och då 11 guld. Nästa dopade nation var Canada med 25 medaljer. medan det drogade USA fick 28 medaljer. men Nederland fick lika många som Ryssland bara 24 och var då minst drogade. Kolla här https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympiska_vinterspelen_2014
i don't understand why it matters to people if athletes want to dope. i think sports would be way more interesting if we were seeing the very best performances a human could produce.
if it shortens their lives- well wouldn't you agree to that if you could be among the best of whatever it is you have a passion for?
i am sure most aspiring athletes would be on board with that.
i would take that trade myself.
and who's business is that?
I think it would be cool to see super humans doing sports so I am all for doping. Why not use science to make humans unstoppable, you think aliens will be like "hold on let's fight fair and I will not use gene expression or drugs to kick your ass"
"Slap on that anus merkin".
Now that is some fine topical comedy right there.
Wait, I've just had a revelation... What if they make "complete the race or event with a full piss-balloon lodged in your rectum" a mandatory punishment for those caught doping? It could basically be adapted for any sport.
That 11 miles in a car thing in the 1904 olympics is only kind of true. There was only one water stand on the course, and this guy was becoming VERY dehydrated. He dropped out of the race, and a car picked him up. After 11 miles, the car broke down. The runner was feeling better, so he decided to run the rest of the way. He finished first, but only until the person in second place found that he had dropped out. he was disqualified
SBnation does a series called ‘pretty good’ on the 1904 Olympic marathon. I highly recommend it.
The pee thing didn't really bother me. We had the exact same rules in the military. At this point, I could probably pee in front of my entire family, on stage, with viewers watching the "pee feed" across the entire country.
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