Originally Posted by DanoT
This is the part of the interview that blows the credibility of the interviewee when talking about the athlete's "special" cans of Red Bull:
"Jan: One of the female trainers did because we ran out of Red Bull in the employee refrigerator. After finishing the can, she was able to lift twice her body weight with one hand. I can only imagine how strong she would have been if she only drank the athletes' Red Bull."
Lifting 2x your body weight with one hand after drinking one can...if the stuff is that good why bother training? Also how many times her body weight could she lift before drinking the special Red Bull?
It's all Bull if you ask me.
Originally Posted by Tog
What athlete would drink cans of regular Red Bull while training??
The "special cans" could very well just have been watered down Gatorade. One wouldn't want that to get out. Though I'm not sure it really matters. Does anyone really think athletes are guzzling Red Bull all day? I doubt it. It's almost irrelevant to getting people to buy it.
The Boston Blickbild is a parody site. As Cantunamunch said above, it's "the Onion does Alpine."
As to Lindsey actually doping or not, we'll have to wait and see. A lot of other athletes associated with shady doping doctors were eventually caught after never testing positive. Lance Armstrong, Alex Rodriguez, Marion Jones, and Barry Bonds immediately come to mind. I do find it interesting that neither Lindsey nor one of her PR spokespeople have said anything about this issue. I would have thought that someone in her camp would have denied that she is using PED or tried to dismiss the story. There must be something to the New York Daily News story if nobody in her camp is denying it. It is also suspicious that Lindsey seems to have the strength to use men's skis and turn them easily. Other larger women on the World Cup circuit, who also train very hard, said that they tried men's skis but went back to using women's skis.
Is there doping going on World Cup skiing? I would like to think that great performances on the slopes are due solely to talent. But, as we have all seen lately, it seems like more and more athletes are cheating to get records, medals, and titles. It would be naive to think that talent and hard training alone make a top athlete so great in this day and age. As was shown in professional cycling, the doping doctors seem to be one or two steps ahead of the drug testing labs.
Edited by spezi3 - 5/25/13 at 1:36am