Re: 90 Yr old cyclist stripped of World Champs in Drug Test
Posted: 6 Jan 2019, 5:31pm
If the excuse is valid, it doesn't say much for meat quality.
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pwa wrote:If the excuse is valid, it doesn't say much for meat quality.
Cunobelin wrote:Actually on a more serious basis, there are many medicines that the elderly legitimately take to keep their health that are banned
Bonefishblues wrote:Flinders wrote:Worrying if people are using steroids, especially at that age. They may end up with a 'fit'-looking body, but in a premature shroud.
Not sure if serious?
Flinders wrote:Bonefishblues wrote:Flinders wrote:Worrying if people are using steroids, especially at that age. They may end up with a 'fit'-looking body, but in a premature shroud.
Not sure if serious?
Yes, I am. Steroids are not side-effect-free drugs. It's stupid to take them unless you need to for medical reasons.
I have never been able to make up my mind about the recreational use of drugs- to me, the evidence on whether they should be legal or not remains inconclusive (and I try to keep up with it, as I prefer to base my opinions on facts than assumptions). In general, in those circumstances where it does not hurt other people, I think people ought to be able to make their own choices, however stupid I may think those choices are. But I personally would not take drugs recreationally, or as a performance enhancer ( as a performance enhancer I do object to them, because that causes harm and injustice) .
My personal distaste for drug taking without medical justification is a bit unusual- it's because for many years I had a very painful illness where I had to take a lot of painkillers. Enough, and strong enough ones, for me to be very concerned about the long-term effects. For some reason (and I can't explain precisely why) it irritated/irritates me that people risked the side effects of drugs for mere fun when I had no choice but to risk them for survival. It's sort of, well, 'I have to, but they don't, why are they being so stupid?'. An emotional response, of course, and not one to base an opinion about legality on, so I don't. But that's how I feel about it.