iviehoff wrote: In athletics they've got themselves in an awful tangle with (the terrible mistake of) letting Pistorius run with those blades - Pistorius isn't so special as an athlete and others are coming along who with such equipment will beat "able-bodied" athletes; is it legal to amputate and wear the blades, or do you have to have had a "genuine" accident/disease/deformity, because you will run faster after amputation. Perhaps at this point we realise that there does have to be a line drawn somewhere.
Jughead wrote:I need to admit that I'm not a fan of the TdF. However i recently saw the film with Lance Armstrong and his so called cheating. They use the word drugs and all of its negative conotations but it seemed to me that it was scientists being clever with improving human performance. They would cycle at altitude which produced blood they would take and later inject back in a race and give an advantage. No drugs. It would give the extra couple of percent that would make a difference.
This accounts for a small percentage of the effort required to win the TdF. It makes a small difference this so called cheating.
After watching the film, rather than despising Armstrong I was impressed at his work ethic.
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