This really belongs in Cycling, Major Team Sports, everywhere across the categories
February 6, 2012
Sport's highest court has banned Alberto Contador for two years after finding the Spanish cyclist guilty of doping, a decision that will strip the 2010 Tour de France champion of his title.
Is it really just time to abandon competitive sports or just let professional adults completely destroy their bodies for their financial gain and our personal entertainment? What's the difference between this and actors/models undergoing massive amounts of cosmetic surgery? Then there is the whole contact sports and concussions thing. Let's not even mention sports entertainment eh?
What should the sports community do?
Nothing new, just keep things the way they are?
Increase testing and sports penalties for doping and/or increase legal penalties for doping?
Allow doping for consenting adults, treating it more like the medical community treats cosmetic surgery and make pro sports a free for all for adults that choose to go after that edge with doctor approval/supervision?
Phase out competitive sports as a society, thus reducing the incentives for doping?