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Golfing dopeheads

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by wafflycat, 2 Aug 2007.

  1. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    It isn't just cycling after all (quelle surprise...)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/golf/6926850.stm

    Now is the meeja is going to be full of articles about how golf isn't a sport, should be banned, all dopeheads, etc., etc., No, thought not. ;)
     
  2. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    I've just read in CW that 6 top level athletes gave positive dope tests during the time the Tour was on. Never heard about that one in the national press, front pages, news at ten etc. either.
     
  3. skut

    skut New Member

    I do take your point, but actually that 800 m runner (blonde, can't remember her name) was in the papers quite a bit - it's just you were reading the cycling sections.
     
  4. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    I find a spliff is about the only thing that makes a round manageable....
     
  5. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Jolanda Ceplak
    Read all about it...
    http://www.athletics-weekly.com/newsarticle.php?id=365
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    zimzum, one of these days somebody will believe you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Since none of you can keep up with my riding, you'll never get to see me doing the legendary skinning on the bike trick....
     
  8. Is it only me who noticed...
     
  9. fuzzy29

    fuzzy29 New Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    Given that I do play the odd round of golf, I can see how a performance enhancing drug could aid your game. A walk around 18 holes and taking (over) a hundred shots leaves me feeling a bit tired. For a pro, that little bit of extra energy could be the difference between not making the cut and winning a few million.

    Also, they're not tested, so there's no risk. I wouldn't be surprised if a large portion of the pro's are using something that is illegal, either as an energy boost or to calm them down. The game of golf is so wound up with it's own petty rules and regulations, that going for a round whilst high as a kite, would go unnoticed.

    But, given the money in golf, I doubt they would ever test. Imagine Tiger testing positive, Nike would go bankrupt!
     
  10. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    They'd have to recall the most tested athlete in history back to training camp!

    Or plough it into Beckham - wait a minute, operacion puerto anyone??
     
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i take that it showed up in a urine sample ;) where's fnaar when you need him?
     
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    With a name like that he was bound to fail the urine test.
    Someone else must have been taking it! ;)
     
  13. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    beta blockers have been used in golf for years to stop the yipps. they are banned but still used.;)
     
  14. k-dog

    k-dog New Member

    ^ yeah, it's not so much steroids in golf but things to relax you and stop tremors and stuff - same sort of stuff that was supposedly rife in snooker a few years ago.