View Full Version : Viagra... the new performance-enhancing drug in sports...

11-24-2008, 12:07 PM
Probe into whether Viagra raises athletic prowess (http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/8839424?MSNHPHCP&GT1=39002)

MONTREAL (AP) - The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency acknowledged that Viagra is being examined for its potential use as a performance-enhancing drug.:laugh:

"It's amazing the interest that particular drug does attract," WADA president John Fahey said Sunday following a board meeting. "I can simply say this, there have been statements to suggest that it is performance-enhancing - that is being evaluated."

Viagra, or sildenafil citrate, works by supressing an enzyme that regulates blood flow and allows vessels to relax and widen. It also is used to treat pulmonary hypertension by relaxing the arterial wall.

In the case of athletes, increased cardiac output and more efficient transport of oxygenated fuel to the muscles can enhance endurance.

"It is under review, no decision has been made and before any changes occur - as I'm sure you appreciate - to the prohibited list, it has to be a rigorous examination that allows the committee to make a recommendation," Fahey said. "It's not being ignored, but there has been no decision on it and nor would I suggest that you should interpret what I've just said as a likelihood that there will be either a positive or a negative decision when the examination is ultimately concluded."

WADA is also giving stragglers an extended opportunity ROTFL to get inline with its efforts to root out drug cheats. Fahey, though, made it clear that the global organization's decision to wait another six months before making any declaration of noncompliance with the World Anti-Doping Code is the only extension that will be made.

"I have to say that if there should be any further extensions, I would be very, very disappointed, and I will certainly be arguing strongly against them," Fahey said. "Yes, it's six more months, but in the meantime I'm confident we'll have a lot more that are compliant as the result of this extension, and that's the important thing."

Fahey declined to name any of the sports or international federations that have been delinquent in enforcing the current anti-doping code, which went into effect in January 2004.

"The weighting's heavily, at the moment, with those nations that are very limited in the context of capacity based upon resources," Fahey said. "That's another reason and an argument that was put in the discussion that we should help them rather than just simply say, 'Look, you had your chance and you didn't make it."'

He added that WADA does not have a mandate to apply any sanctions for noncompliance with the code.

"That is a matter for the international federations, it's a matter for the International Olympic Committee," Fahey said. "All we do is report. What they do after that is their business."

A revised code set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2009, will offer more flexibility in applying sanctions, with increases possible under "aggravating circumstances" while penalties may be lessened in other situations, such as an athlete who can clearly prove that a forbidden substance was not intended to enhance performance.

Fahey thanked the French government for seconding an officer to act as a liaison between WADA and Lyons-based Interpol.

"That officer will be the link between the governments of the world and their enforcement agencies and the insidious development of the substances that we are endeavoring to stamp out in sport," Fahey said. "I believe we will see some significant outcomes there as a result in the years ahead."

ok let the jokes fly but keep them clean and follow the CoC rules...

just read some of the jokes on the link...

players that take this definately get an extra leg up on the compitition :laugh:

11-24-2008, 12:12 PM
Those guys using the Viagra better not look at the cheerleaders :laugh:......:coffee:

11-24-2008, 12:32 PM
Of course Viagra can help football players!!

RB's will have an extra stiff arm move if you catch my drift...... GET IT HUH ? HUH? GET IT? THATS FUNNY RIGHT? :coffee:

Chris Wade
11-24-2008, 06:10 PM
Pole-vault ?????

11-24-2008, 06:17 PM
Actually, in all seriousness we would see a large number of complaints from the centers around the league. :P

11-25-2008, 08:57 AM
We have the " Mile High Salute " everyone else just salutes....

They won't be able to tell on Favre and Rivers...there is no end to those pr***s...

Linemen not so quick to jump offside unless QB is doped...

Game ejections will go up so that the doped can shower alone...

Put some in Al Davis' coffee he will live another month...

Easier to break tackles...or with the teams I hate they will gang tackle more...

You have to be either very ugly or very lucky to do tests ?

Random testing slightly easier...now...

What's the masking agent to cheat the test ? A picture of Philip Rivers mom ?...

Huddles for teams I hate will draw delay of game penalties...

New formation is the standing up and clenching butt cheeks blocking pattern...

Throw to receiver on the left....( think about it )

Sad how they try to get that extra yard...

11-25-2008, 09:27 AM
Wow.... whole new meaing in "getting up for the game"....

Chris Wade
11-26-2008, 12:16 PM
Actually, in all seriousness we would see a large number of complaints from the centers around the league. :P

QB goes under center says "Why haven't you called ?"