Saturday, August 9, 2008
The US and International Olympic Committees are opposed to the use of steroids to enhance athletic performance. They are not, however, equally opposed to the use high tech bathing suits like the Speedo LZR, specially designed track shoes which are different for each foot to enhance traction and stability on longer-distance events, and ice laden vests which runners wear just prior to the race to lower their core body temperatures – just to mention a few.
What’s the difference? If we’re going to allow the use… no, the extensive use of technology to enhance athletic performance, why not legalize the use of steroids for the same purpose?