I no longer bother to watch top level sports, such as cycling and athletics, because every outstanding performance comes with the question: "Is she/he on the juice?" Or, more to the point: "Are they all doped to the eyeballs?"
This is not as far-fetched as it might first appear.
"I remember running past the mobile labs that they had in RV’s right outside of the World Champs and with a tinge of skepticism asking others if they thought that these were set up by Russia to catch athletes or simply test their athletes blood or perhaps give athletes drugs before competition…
Perhaps the question wasn’t as far-fetched as we thought at the time."
You will appreciate, after reading the article above, why I get more satisfaction out of watching amateurs duking it out at a local or national competition, my son playing a school football match, or getting down and dirty myself.
By the way, I think New Zealand shot put champion, Valerie Adams, is an exception: She's clean. She is simply an awesome physical specimen. Not something we can say about some of her opponents over recent years!
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