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Ban the drugs ban and let the records fall: Editor's Eye comment
ANYONE else sick to the back teeth of hearing about drug cheats in sport?
It is high time all sport authorities take the only logical step to solve this menace – and that is to make all performance-enhancing substances perfectly legal.
I have never understood why some chemicals are categorised as food supplements and others as drugs.
All performance enhancers make you run faster or jump higher, so why divide them up?
Experts will tell you some of these substances are potentially harmful to the user, but of course, many sports are dangerous too. Should we be banning boxing, rugby and skiing?
The current state of affairs sees any outstanding drug-free sporting performance, such as Chris Froome’s efforts in the French mountains, overshadowed by a cloud of suspicion.
But if everyone was on drugs, these doubts would be blown away, freeing us from the shackles of doubt and allowing us to finally rejoice in the sporting spectacle alone.
Of course, an added bonus would be some incredible sporting feats.
Forget the 10-second sprint barrier, with the right cocktail we could be staring at a sub-six second 100m in a matter of months.
Any right-minded member of society knows it is time to ban the ban.
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