Monday, October 15, 2007

Don Talbot makes controversial statements about performance enhancing drugs

I woke up this morning and looked at my Swimming World RSS feed and saw that they had an article about Don Talbot, a famed Australian coach, stating that perhaps performance enhancing drugs should be legal.

This is just one of his quotes to the Sydney Morning Hearld: "When people start to talk about legalising it, I don't like the sound of that, but maybe it needs to be looked at more," Talbot told The Sun-Herald. * [Link]

In The Daily Telegraph Talbot really sounded off and called those who dope "bastards" and "buggers" and that someone should give Marion Jones "...a kick up the arse." He went on to say she should give back all of her money, her houses, fame etc. (She has four houses.) [Link]

The only way to remove dopers from the Olympics is to remove the profit potential for cheating. The Olympics must return to amature athletes only whereas sponsors and athlete endorsements are disallowed. Dopers should go to jail for fraud since great sums of money are involved and subsequently these cheaters should be held liable in civil lawsuits as well. There, Dan Talbot has his suggestion and now I have added mine.

The above photo is entitled: "Epogen, the wonder drug that helps Fred's anemia." I found it at Flickr.com: [Link]

1 comment:

Joel said...

Did you catch yesterday's article in the LA TIMES:

http://www.latimes.com/features/health/medicine/la-op-schmidt14oct14,1,1027143,print.story?coll=la-health-medicine&ctrack=2&cset=true