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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Excellent article on drugs and (American) sports

We came across an amazing article during our daily visit to Letsrun.com. If you want to find out what is happening in running, track and field, or anything related to doping, the brothers Weldon and Robert Johnson scour the web and post all the running news in the web. They run an awesome site and have become the place to go for running related news.

Their quote of the day was from an article written by Jemele Hill, who is a writer for ESPN's "Page 2" website. Jemele is sublime in her description of drugs in American sports, and our outlook on the drugs as a society and culture. She really nailed the current state of affairs and should be lauded for her candid assessment of the situation. For even more insight into the American outlook on this issue, be sure to read thru all the comments that readers have left in response to her article.

Go there right now to read her article!


madhu said...

Very interesting article. We should spread the anti-drug messages "Just Say No to drugs" and a dire warning: "This is your brain on drugs” to the kids. To make this world totally drug free we got to detox our selves in the first place with the detox drinks and capsules which are available , it really worked. Let’s detox ourselves and stop using drugs in future.