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Yeah I hear ya. But something about all this doping doesn't really bother me all that much. Sure, in a perfect world no one would ever dope, we would catch all the 'cheaters', and all games would forever be clean and on the up and up.
But really, first off, that will never happen. Second, and more to the point, it's not like any doping administration, especially the ones that are currently undetectable, give you that much of an advantage, to where it turns you into a super athlete. Sure it gives super athletes an edge (how much, we can debate I suppose, I say pretty small all things considered), and it can be argued that that's where Ayana got her 14 second edge to own the record. (if she did in fact take something illegal)
But most 'doping' is for recovery, and stamina, to increase oxygen flow and whatnot. Is it really that much of a crime for someone that dedicates their life to a singular pursuit to be able to further maximize their bodies ability to withstand strain and stress from their pursuit, especially when they put in so much effort? I don't think so. If it were up to me, I would say we should allow more 'doping' to be allowed, and not be so strict.
Technology already advances what an athlete can do in their pursuit in untold dozens and dozens of micro ways. Better gear, better tracks, etc etc. So to compare an athletes' accomplishments from one Olympics to the next, unless the exact same variables exist, is already unfair.
As long as everyone can take advantage of a few drugs that help just with recovery and stamina, I say that would level the playing field, and would not in any way to take away from what one accomplishes, with that assistance. Problem is some do, and some don't. I get the unfairness there. My argument is more broad though; in the bigger sense, I really don't have an issue with it.
As for the religious crap.. it's whatever. It's pretty silly. Definitely. I also roll my eyes every single damn time an NFL player gives his respect to 'god' for helping him get that game winning touchdown. It's beyond irritating. Something about believing in something greater than yourself though is a common thread with a lot of the world's greatest athletes. In a psychological sense, I can at least appreciate it means they are putting their 'belief' in the outcome of their performance into something beyond just them. And in that very vague sense, it at least makes some kind of sense why we see God and Jesus and whatever mentioned every time a great sport's feat is achieved. I very much dislike it, but I at least get it.