Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Interesting Reading

2006 WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) prohibition list

Yeah, we all know about steroids and hormones...I was more interested in the more common items. e.g. Would aspirin in certain dosages be on the list? So far the most interesting (intriguing) limitation is for Alcohol. The three most lenient "sports" are:

Billiards (naturally, actually maybe the level is a minimum, not a maximum)
Aeronautics
and
Powerboating

My god, you can be too drunk to play Boules (the french version of bocce or lawn bowling), but you're fine to fly or drive an Unlimited Hydroplane.

(oh yes, and only men are prohibited from taking Gonadotrophins; "A hormone that stimulates the growth and activity of the gonads, especially any of several pituitary hormones that stimulate the function of the ovaries and testes." This is known as the East German Compromise.)