Drugs Are Nothing New For Olympic Athletes Tuesday 22 January, 2013

By: Kaptain Kush


 … But considering pot as a sports enhancing drug is a new twist

As Lance Armstrong falls on his bike pedal, admitting to using performance-enhancing compounds to increase the likelihood of his winning, Lance is far from alone in his willingness to risk his reputation for a chance to win. For instance, were you aware that from 1968 until the 2010 the Olympics had witnessed a total of 127 illegal substance cases, where Olympians were popped for illegally consuming drugs, in some cases performance enhancing, in others – just weed.

Olympians caught doping

Olympians caught doping

Olympic champion Michael Phelps was head and shoulders above his competition during the 2012 Summer Olympics. And while he didn’t get caught smoking a bong this time, It’s truly a shame that he didn’t stand his ground at the last time games, sticking up for his relationship with the plant that brought him so far. Rather than a half-baked apology in an effort to rescue his lucrative sponsorship contracts.

How about Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati? Mr.  Rebagliati was temporarily stripped of his 1998 Olympic gold medal when he failed a post ski a urine test for pot, many analysts observed that pot use was far from a performance enhancing drug.

O.K. everybody knows that snowboarders like to smoke pot. What about US Olympian Nick Delpopolo,  the US wrestler who tested positive for THC during the 2012 Summer Olympics. While Delpopolo only finished in seventh place for his judo class – 73kg class (roughly 160 pounds). Many could not help but wonder if  Delpopolo had somehow gained a competitive edge loading up on pot brownies weeks before his match?

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