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Sports Doping Standardisation

Level the playing field
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Though it seems inevitable there will always be abuse of performance-enhancing substances in sport, there's no reason we can't use that to the public's advantage.

Instead of trying to stamp it out altogether, simply give more to the weaker athletes so that everyone is at the same level as close as possible (a form of performance handicapping, very similar to racehorse handicapping).

Then the competition becomes a very close struggle, rather than the lopsided affairs we see in all manner of sports, each year.

UnaBubba, Feb 15 2013


       Nothing to do with classes. Everyone is doped according to their previous performance record, the way racehorses are penalised with weights.
UnaBubba, Feb 15 2013

       I'm sure it is. The fact it's prevalent and currently almost impossible to trace led to me devising a method to drag it out into the open and making it the basis of a handicapping system.   

       Is that too difficult to grasp?
UnaBubba, Feb 15 2013

       Yep. It's either that or chuck a few bricks in their Lycra running shorts.
UnaBubba, Feb 15 2013

       Not to mention that the steroids and other naughty substances fed to cattle are subsequently metabolized by said cattle, and thus do not enter the bloodstreams of those who eat said cattle in turn.
Alterother, Feb 17 2013

       That would be the reason they're banned in many markets, [Alter].
UnaBubba, Feb 21 2013

       I thought it was due to belief that the denatured by- products of those questionable substances will make people sick in some unspecified manner, but I don't really know because it's not an issue for me.
Alterother, Feb 21 2013


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