Blurred lines

Very interesting article in the NY Times. But it also makes me feel very sad about the state of sport.


The long arm of the law

Germany has just introduced a new anti-doping law that could see those caught sent to prison for up to three years. Very good. A scare tactic, no doubt, and sending a strong message. But it will probably result not in convictions and athletes caught, but in a general decline in performance by German athletes on the world stage.

Unfortunately, this is a law that doesn’t impact everyone. Only those athletes “earning a significant amount from sport” will be investigated, tested and punished. All those pumped up amateurs out there can breathe easy. They can still dope, win a few triathlons and avoid prison. Good for them.

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