But what I think we need to do as country is stop so much worrying and complaining about other countries that are doping but to shift our primary focus to getting more involvement, promotion, and more recognition of the sport here in the US. We can still keep up our stance against drug use but lets take more of our focus to getting it going here.
So what is there to do then?
Weightlifting in the USA will not be popular until we win medals and get one or two athletes in the spotlight consistently. How will this happen? Well someone will need to finally do what you were suggesting Chris and take the drugs while beating the tests. Drugs aren't going away, everyone knows this.
Why is USA weightlifting the only sport that's so anti drugs? Don't get me wrong, drugs are dangerous and if you ask any athlete in other olympic sports they will deny taking them. However, it is a known fact that American athletes in other olympic sports with just as stringent drug testing get away with using somehow.
In short, there seems to be no solution in sight...
Is it believed that the international success of American athletes in disciplines such as T&F and wrestling (which probably also lend themselves well to use of illegal performance enhancers) is then simply due to the fact that the moral qualms (with respect to substance abuse) of American athletes in these disciplines are not as pronounced as those of American weightlifters? Or is there little to no testing in T&F or wrestling?
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