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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The sportsmen want to destroy the "integrity" of sports by doping, the regulators want to destroy the "integrity" of sports by not giving a fuck and the audience wants to do the same by not caring how their country gets medals, just that it does....
So who the fuck in this gloryshit of a world Wants that integrity...John Oliver??
Also "What's the point" should be the tagline of Olympics...
Stupid. Unless youre doing bodybuilding testosterone doesn't help you with sports like running or cycling. Complete bs. People who think that ephedrine or testosterone help don't understand drugs and never have taken them.
Belive me steroids and adrenaline increasing drugs don't really help. A faster runner will still be faster than a slower one on dope all the time doping doesn't make you faster or perform better
You gotta be careful with the "what are we all doing here" arguement.
Cause really we are all here to increase entropy and dissolve into an empty oblivion of nothingness.
So all the arguments we fabricate as self-important, perspective-limited meat sacks are inherently meaningless.
Are we here to push the limits of physical reality? Then why not dope?
Are we here to be exactly what we are as made by our genetics and the environment? Then why try to improve anything?
Doping should just be legalized. So what if it's dangerous? We let people do dangerous things. So what if some people naturally respond better to drugs? Some people naturally respond better to training. I think this is genuinely the best solution to the problem.
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.
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