Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Norwegian Olympic race walker busted for doping

The AP and Outside magazine have reported that Norwegian race walker Erik Tysse tested positive for the blood booster CERA.

In Beijing he placed fifth in a 50-kilometer race. He denies using drugs and is protesting his suspension.

Where do I start?

  1. Why is walking a competitive sport? It should be a pleasure, an exercise, a transportation method but not a competitive sport. It's walking, not running. Grow up! The Olympics banned women's softball but has walking events. How out of touch is that?
  2. Why would a walker need to dope? It's walking. If you need to dope, you should just slow down...or run.
  3. Why is he using such crappy drugs? He only placed fifth. If he was using good drugs, wouldn't he win?
  4. Why is he protesting? Everyone always says the same thing, then later confesses. Boring. How about saying, "Hell yeah I doped. I was smokin' fast too. Passed 12 old people in the mall and passed Bryant when he was err..........jogging?
  5. Scandinavians just don't seem as cool anymore. They need to get back to snow sports.
A good walk spoiled indeed!

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