I am gemused to read the public spat between the upper echelons of the Olympics (past and present) over proposals to relax the punishment for athletes who get caught taking illegal drugs for recreational purposes (as opposed to taking them to improve their performance).
Lord Coe said:
"You want to be part of this project, then don't take drugs."
The trouble is Lord Coe has forgotten (or chooses to ignore) that coffee, fags and booze are also drugs. Whilst they are perfectly legal, they still are drugs (some of which, I am sure, our top class athletes do use on occasions).
The issue is not the drugs per se, by society's hypocritical attitude to "legal" and "illegal" drugs.
Olympic Medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics
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